The City of Lynwood is served by Los Angeles County Public
Library System, Click the link below to access the Lynwood Library Website.
Los Angeles County Public Library
Glorieta B. Navo Community, Library Manager
11320 Bullis Rd.
Lynwood, CA 90262-3661
Phone: (310) 635-7121Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lynwood Library was established in May 1915. It began as a volunteer
library, but soon joined the Los Angeles County Public Library System.
From a small club-house room on Long Beach Boulevard, the library was
moved in 1917 to a storeroom at the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and
Fernwood Avenue, then to Elmwood Avenue, from 1918-24. From 1924 to
1956, the library was housed in the old building on Sanborn Avenue. In
1956, a new structure was built in the Civic Center to house this
fast-growing County Library facility. During the next decade, the
library patronage again outgrew the library building. In 1977, a new
library at the present location opened for service. The library was
refurbished in the fall of 2004.Collection
current collection is comprised of 115,542 books, 14,933 AV materials
(DVDs, audio tapes, CDs,&videos), 117 magazine and newspaper
subscriptions, and a local history collection. Twenty percent of the
collection is in Spanish.Services
Lynwood Library offers a full range of services including general
reference assistance, online library catalogs that provide access to the
entire County Library collection and to online reference databases and
public access Internet computers with word processing programs.
Children's programs include a Homework Center for children in grades
3-6. Other available services are: a Literacy Center for adults working
on their personal reading and writing skills; coin-operated photocopy
machine; a Friends of the Library DVD and video rental collection and a
public meeting room (available on a rental basis).Facilities
in the Lynwood Civic Center, the library, with an area of 12,000 square
feet, features the following major areas: an adult section, a
children's area, an adult literacy area and a meeting room with a
capacity of 106. Special collections include Black History materials and
Spanish books and magazines.