The Library has a number of special collections and equipment designed to meet particular needs and interests.  Some of the larger collections are:

The Library's interlibrary loan services can be used to obtain international language materials from other libraries.  For more information, call Reference Services at (626) 821-5569.

  • In addition, the Library has grouped together several categories of materials for convenience of use:
    • Career resources includes books about specific careers, job guides and resume preparation.
    • Consumer information includes product evaluation resources such as Consumer Reports and Consumers Research Magazine.
    • The Literacy collection includes special books and videos for individuals learning to read and write English.
    • Telephone books include directories from all California cities and from the largest cities in other states.
    • Parenting and Caregiving Resources Booklist