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Hermosa Beach Library

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Hermosa Beach Public Library

Hermosa Beach Library
550 Pier Avenue - (310) 379-8475

Please visit the LA County Library Website for current hours, programming, and special notices.

The Hermosa Beach Library, located in the heart of Hermosa Beach on Pier Avenue, is managed by the LA County Library and offers print and online collections; children, teen, and adult programming, and computers available to the public with a library card.

Library Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Thursday 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Friday 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday Closed

Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library

Visit the Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library website

The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library is a non-profit supporting the purchase of books, magazines, and records for the Hermosa Beach Library. The Friends of the Library is supported by community donations and purchases of gently used books. The bookstore, located on Bard Street behind City Hall and accessible from 11th Place, is open to the public for purchases or donations:

Mondays   9:00 A.M. - noon
Fridays  9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
3rd Saturday of each month  9:00 A.M. - noon
Donations accepted at the Hermosa Beach Library at other times

View Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library 2020 Book Sale Schedule.

Hermosa Beach Little Free Libraries

Hermosa Beach is home to a number of Little Free Libraries, designed to build community, spark creativity, and inspire readers. The "take a book, share a book" model has inspired readers worldwide. 

Find a Little Free Library near you. 

Hermosa Beach Library Needs Assessment Project

On December 8, 2015 City Council authorized staff to prepare a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Library Needs Assessment and entered into a Funding Agreement with the County of Los Angeles to use Hermosa Beach Library Excess Operating Funds for the preparation of the library needs assessment report, split into two phases.
  • Phase I of this study addresses the needs assessment to provide a report for library facility needs, space planning and daily services. 
  • Phase II will address the preparation of a conceptual design for remodeling the existing facility, reconstruction, or new construction at a new location.

Work on Phase I began in September 2016 and lasted approximately six months. You can read the Phase I Needs Assessment Report (March 2017) here. An update was provided to the City Council in July 2017 and you can review the study session materials here

Phase II began with a Library Needs Assessment Town Hall in February 2018. To inform next steps, staff and the City's Library Advisory Group will consider a number of factors including site alternatives, coordination with the reimagining of the City's Civic Center, library programming, operations and funding considerations.