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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and some magazines 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. 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 loan with other libraries. This service is available to Arboretum members.
The Arboretum Library is located within The Arboretum at the top of the ramp near the entrance to the gift shop and east of the main bathrooms.
During inclement weather (heat, cold, rain, or wind) go through the green gate and the Library is at the top of the ramps west of the entrance rotunda building.
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 Arboretum Library is now OPEN! This is a phased in-person reopening.
The Library hours are: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & every other Saturday (6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21, etc.) 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We look forward to being fully open as soon as possible.
Currently materials are also available to Arboretum members for curbside pickup.
All books and other materials currently checked out can be returned in the Library book drop near the Library doors when the Library is open or at the Membership Office when the Arboretum is open, but the Library is closed.
Arboretum Members may also 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