Library Hours & Services
The Library is open to everyone with regular Arboretum admission. The general public may use library materials on-site, but only Arboretum members may check out materials. Please make an appointment with Librarian Susan Eubank (email@example.com or 626.821.3213) if you’re planning to use only the Library. Appointments are not necessary for Library art exhibits and other special events, however, regular admission applies to these activities.
Arboretum Library Circulation Policy
Books may be checked out by Arboretum members for three weeks at a time, plus an additional two renewals if needed. Items may be renewed in person, by phone, or by email. Current magazines may be checked out for three days, with no renewals. Please be sure to have your Membership Card with you. Learn more about becoming a member of the Arboretum.
The Library does not charge overdue fines. The Librarian is happy to accept donations for the Arboretum Library’s new acquisitions fund.
The Arboretum Library can arrange to borrow almost any item not in their collection through interlibrary loans with other libraries. This service is available to Arboretum members.
The Arboretum Library is located within The Arboretum. Go straight through the double doors on the left (west) of the entrance rotunda.
Normal Library Hours
Tuesday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Library will remain closed while our librarian serves under special temporary assignment with the County Health Department. Please check back regarding the Library’s reopening in the coming months. We look forward to being open as soon as possible.
To return books, place them in the big blue book drop in the Rotunda. The Rotunda is where admission to the Arboretum is paid or membership cards are viewed for entrance.
Arboretum Members, check out our large selection of e-books at the Library online catalog. For featured e-books and instructions go here. Be sure to put “LA” in front of your membership number when you encounter the paywall.
The Library and Plant Information will continue to do phone and email reference, as well as, book renewals during this time.
Arboretum Library, Susan.Eubank@Arboretum.org, 626-821-3213
Plant Information, Frank.McDonough@Arboretum.org, 626-821-3236
Susan Eubank, Librarian