Materials and Services
What We Can Do For You
The Crenshaw-Imperial Branch houses thousands of books, magazines, graphic novels, DVDs, and other materials available for visitors to use and enjoy. You can browse or search our collection from anywhere using the online catalog, and library card holders can check out up to 25 items at a time*. To sign up for a library card, visit the library with valid identification and proof of California residency. You can also start the process online by clicking here.
In addition to this wide selection of materials, the library provides many useful resources and services to ensure that visitors have the most productive and enjoyable experience possible. Below you’ll find information about these complementary offerings.
*Only 4 books on the same subject, by the same author, or in the same series can be checked out at a time, and only 2 DVDs can be checked out at a time. Books have a loan period of 3 weeks, and DVDs have a loan period of 1 week. Books (except for exam books) can be renewed up to 2 times if no one else has requested the item.
Reference Materials and Services
Our librarians are expert researchers who can help you find whatever information you need, whether you’re looking for that perfect novel, tracing your family history, or trying to understand your rental contract. Our reference collection includes a variety of dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, legal handbooks, exam practice workbooks, and much more. You can ask for help at the reference desk or call (310) 412-8794 to speak with a librarian.
Once you have registered for an Inglewood Library card, you are able to access many useful online resources such as audio books, ebooks (digital books), and research databases containing countless articles that cover almost any topic. Click here to learn more about what resources are available.
Career Online High School Program
The library is especially happy to offer the Career Online High School program in collaboration with California State Library and Gale, a Cengage Learning Company. Adults who have registered for an Inglewood Library card can earn a GED online in 18 months or less. For information on enrolling, call 310-412-4280, or send an email to: [email protected]
Free Wireless Internet
Any visitor who has registered for an Inglewood Library card can use one of the library’s public computers once a day. Computers are equipped with convenient applications such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, Microsoft Video Editor, and several Internet browsers.