Welcome to the Library

The Inglewood Public Library is a division of the Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department.

The Main Library is located at 101 W. Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, California 90301.  The Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library is located at 11141 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, Inglewood, California 90303.


Library Mission 
The Mission of the Inglewood Public Library is to provide access to informational, educational, and recreational services and resources responsive to the library’s diverse communities. 

  Welcome to Scholastic BookFlix! 
Thank you for choosing this engaging online literacy resource to help build a love of reading and learning in all your children!


 
Active Programs for Children and Teens
The Children's and Youth Division of the Inglewood Public Library schedules programs for children, teens, and families throughout the year. Click here to view the April 2014 schedule in English and en español.  Call 310-412-5645 for more information.

"The Word" is Art in Inglewood
Photo copyright by Ginger Van Hook, used by permission Visitors to Inglewood's Civic Center are impressed and often puzzled with the unique Library art work.  The sculpted walls of the Lecture Hall and Library Stair Well (adjacent to Manchester Boulevard) were designed to stimulate curiosity and imagination.  They trace the evolution of human intelligence through Mankind's common bond--"The Word."  (Photo copyright by Ginger Van Hook, used by permission)
MORE >>>

Local History Digital Images on Display
Inglewood Post Office circa 1880 The Inglewood Public Library has successfully completed a Local History Digital Resources Project grant from the California Digital Library and the California State Library.  Inglewood was selected as a participant in part in recognition of 2008 being the City's centennial year.  The project provided for the digitization of 200 images, which now form the core of what will become a larger collection.

The digital images will be displayed in future months on this web site, but a collection of 183 images may be viewed on the website of the Online Archive of California.    City departments, the Inglewood Unified School District, and the Inglewood-Airport Area Chamber of Commerce provided photographs and other materials.

MORE >>>

 
 Friends Book Sale
The Friends of Inglewood Public Library is conducting a Spring Book Sale on upcoming Fridays and Saturdays. Friday hours on April 18 and May 2 are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday hours on April 19 (the day of Inglewood's Earth Day Festival), April 26, and May 3 are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Books are also available for sale in the Library lobby during all hours of operation.

Join the Friends of Inglewood Public Library and receive a new membership benefit, one of 50 limited edition Earth Day Festival Book Bags. A membership booth will be open on the listed Fridays and Saturdays at the Main Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301.


.................................
Library Expands Hours of Operation in 2014
In 2014, the Inglewood Public Library is expanding the Main Library's hours of operation by adding alternating Fridays. The Main Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays and every other Friday (beginning January 10); and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The Friday schedule coincides with days that City Hall offices are open or closed. Click here for a printable schedule which includes the open Fridays.

The Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library, 11141 S. Crenshaw Blvd., is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

The Morningside Park Branch Library is open only for special events.

.................................
Register for free computer classes
Sign up now for free January or February introductory classes. Register at the Main Library Information Desk or by phone at 310-412-5380. Click here to view the March schedule.

.................................
Passport Options and Fees
Beginning April 14, 2014, the Inglewood Public Library will process passport applications by appointment only. Appointments will be taken for the current week and the following week only. (For example, appointments for April 14 through April 17 will be taken beginning on April 7.) Appointments may be made in person at the Library Administrative Office on the third floor or by calling 310-412-5397. The Inglewood Public Library is an official Passport Acceptance Facility which processes applications for U.S. passports (passport books and passport cards) Monday through Thursday.

Passports are now required for entrance into the United States from all nations, by land, sea, or air.

MORE >>>
.................................
State and Federal Depository
For over fifty years, this library has been a congressionally-designated depository for United States government documents, and a depository for California government documents as designated by the State Library. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (44 U.S.C. §1901-1916; Cal. Gov. Code §14900-14912)

.................................
Friends of the Library Reorganized
The Friends of Inglewood Public Library held an organizational meeting on November 3rd, 2012, to kick off the revitalization of the group. All supporters of the Library are invited to join the Friends. Click here for the application form (o en español). Call 310-412-5397 for more information.

.................................
Comment on Library Resources and Services
The Inglewood Public Library welcomes input from our patrons in the form of commendations, complaints, observations, and recommendations. Click here to print a copy of the form (also available in the Library) in English or en español. The completed form may be brought to the Library, faxed to 310-412-8848, or mailed to 101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301.

.................................
Library is on Social Networks
Connect with news and events of Inglewood Public Library through social media sites: Twitter at http://twitter.com/inglewoodpublic; MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/inglewoodpubliclibrary; Facebook fan page (including links to databases, photos, etc.) at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Inglewood0CA/Inglewood-Public-Library/80322063378; and Facebook Group (for patron suggestions, discussions, etc.) at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=194214970470

.................................
Unpaid Fines = Loss of Privileges
Patrons owing more than $1.00 in fines or fees may not check out library materials, use the public computers, or use the study rooms. Access to electronic services will also be curtailed.

.................................
Job Search Service
The Inglewood Public Library maintains a Career & Occupations Collection nearby the Reference Desk on the 2nd Public Level of the Main Library for those seeking employment and researching career choices. Included are over 100 titles of general and industry specific works.
MORE >>>

Archives...