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Welcome to the Library!

Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-3pm.  The Library will be closed from Friday, June 14 to Friday, June 28.  Normal hours resume Saturday, June 29 when author Jeff Moore will give a talk about his new book Dudleyas at 10-11:30am. A plant sale follows.

When the Library is open, Children’s Storytime is offered Saturdays from 1-2pm.

The Library contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, California native plant life, environmental issues, and some agriculture as these subjects relate to the plants native to and planted in Southern California. This includes books, e-books, magazines, government documents, pamphlets, and audio-visual materials.

Curbside pick-up is available by special arrangement 9am-3pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Please contact Librarian Leena Waller (626) 821-3213 or to make arrangements and for details.

Interested in Volunteering at the Library? Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator

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The Botanical Information Consultant is currently available to take inquiries. Please email

Patrons are be able to:

  • Browse the Library collections,
  • Arboretum members may check out materials,
  • Access Wi-Fi services and use the public computer,
  • Use the Library as a study, recreational reading space, etc.,
  • View previous art exhibits: The Nature of Sculpture II (extended) and the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California’s Plants for Dry Climates
  • Browse and purchase used book sale items.  There are many plant-related books for sale in the Library that are not in the online bookstore.

Plant Information will continue with phone and email questions. Email

During this time, we also encourage our Members to check out the large selection of e-books at the Library catalog and here for some featured e-books..  Be sure to put “LA” in front of your membership number when you encounter the paywall.

All books currently checked out can be returned to the Membership Office during regular buisness hours.

Not an Arboretum member?  Join today!

You can search the ONLINE CATALOG for more items here.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007