Pasadena Public Library will reopen four library branches for in-person service and expand the hours of its Hastings and La Pintoresca branches the week of May 10.
Linda Vista and San Rafael branch libraries will reopen on Tuesday, May 11. Lamanda Park and Santa Catalina branches will reopen on Wednesday, May 12. Hastings and La Pintoresca branches will expand their hours of service to the public beginning May 11. Allendale and Hill Avenue branch libraries will expand their curbside pickup service hours for library holds beginning May 10.
With Pasadena entering the yellow tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, libraries have been cleared to safely reopen at a reduced capacity, while requiring face coverings and maintaining six feet physical distance for customers. In preparation for reopening its doors to the public, Pasadena Public Library is working diligently to ensure all protocols for public health and safety, cleanliness and physical distancing are in place.
Here are the public health safety guidelines you can expect when you plan your visit to any of the Pasadena Public Libraries:
• Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times
• Maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from other library patrons or staff at all times
• Avoid entering the library if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms or feeling sick
For anyone who is unable to meet the above requirements, library staff will make every attempt to assist patron’s needs online, via phone, etc.
Patrons will be able to browse the collections check out materials, reserve and use public computers, and access Wi-Fi as well as printing and copying services. Patrons will still be able to attend virtual programs; contact library staff via phone at (626) 744-4066, option 7, email at email@example.com or live chat at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/live-chat/ and pick up materials on hold via curbside pickup service.
Library Locations and Hours:
Allendale Branch Library (Curbside service expanded as of May 10), 1130 S. Marengo Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106, (626) 744-7260, Monday-Saturday • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hastings Branch Library (In-person service expanded as of May 11), 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 744-7262 Monday-Thursday • 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday • 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays • 1-5 p.m.
Hill Avenue Branch Library (Curbside service offered as of May 10) 55 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106, (626) 744-7264 Monday-Saturday • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
La Pintoresca Branch Library (In-person service expanded as of May 11) 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 744-7268 Monday-Thursday • 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Lamanda Park Branch Library (In-person service offered as of May 12) 140 S. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 744-7266 Monday-Thursday • 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Linda Vista Branch Library (In-person service offered as of May 11) 1281 Bryant St. Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 744-7278 Monday-Thursday • 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
San Rafael Branch Library (In-person service offered as of May 11) 1240 Nithsdale Rd. Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 744-7270 Monday-Thursday • 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Santa Catalina Branch Library (In-person service offered as of May 12) 999 E. Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104 (626) 744-7272 Monday-Thursday • 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
A limited number of patrons will be allowed in the libraries at any one time. There is no seating available except for ADA seating and computer use. Patrons two years and older are required to wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all times while visiting the library and observe six feet physical distancing.
Founded in 1884, Pasadena Public Library is a community source for information 24/7, providing free access to materials for children, tweens, teens and adults. The library offers parental resources, research assistance, online resources, free Wi-Fi and Internet access, eBooks and digital media, DVDs, CDs, and more! The library also offers virtual book clubs, citizenship, creative arts, language, and health and fitness programs for adults, plus infant and toddler storytimes, children’s programming, and activities for tweens, teens and families. To learn more, visit www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.