Repository:Pasadena Public Library (California)

Repository Pasadena Public Library (California)
Postal Address 285 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Place Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone (626) 744-4066

Through the Central Library and nine branch libraries, a major effort is devoted to ensure the delivery and access of quality information to all Pasadena residents. The Library provides a wide variety of services, programs, and collections at the neighborhood level to meet the community’s information needs utilizing the latest in electronic technology. In addition to circulating a wide range of books in a variety of formats, the Library sponsors an array of programs for adults and children, service to the homebound, preschool story hours and the Summer Reading Program. It also provides extensive reference and information resources, supported by a large reference collection. Over 66% of all Pasadena residents possess library cards and almost 4,000 patrons use one of Pasadena’s libraries daily. The annual average number of library materials checked out per resident is 12, compared to the national average of 6.4 for cities with a population of over 100,000.

Mission Statement

The freedom to know is the foundation of our democracy. The mission of the Pasadena Public Library, a basic municipal service, is to be an information center for the Pasadena community in order to preserve and encourage the free expression of ideas essential to an informed citizenry.