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    General Public

    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. 

    Library Hours

    The Arboretum Library is open the second, third and fourth Saturdays of every month from 9am to 3pm.

    Patrons can still check items out on Saturdays and items can be returned during the week at the Membership Office. We cannot accept donations during this interim period and cannot respond to calls or emails outside of our limited hours of operation.

    Thank you for your support!

    Arboretum Library Circulation Policy

    Circulation Privileges

    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.

    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.

    Overdue Items

    The Library does not charge overdue fines. The Librarian is happy to accept donations for the Arboretum Library’s new acquisitions fund.

    Interlibrary Loans

    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.

    Library Location

    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.


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    © 2019 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

    Phone: 626.821.3222

    301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007