Beverly Hills Public Library Facts

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The Beverly Hills Public Library offers membership to residents of Los Angeles County, Ventura County, and Orange County, but you don’t need a library card to take advantage of many of its free services, including a wide network of digital resources. Find out more about Beverly Hills Public Library services and history, then discover LA rooftop restaurants or contact us if you have any questions!

Beverly Hills Library Hours

On 444 North Rexford Drive, the library is right across from Beverly Hills City Hall and offers two-hour free parking Beverly Hills Public Library is open the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-9:30pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: Noon-6pm

Beverly Hills Library Services

Like many public libraries across the country, the Beverly Hills Public Library offers a wealth of free and low-cost resources to residents of the Bel Air and Beverly Hills area:

  • Writer’s Corner: Use library resources like Pressbooks to self-publish paper and e-book versions of your work. You can even submit your work to the SELF-e program, which if selected allows your book to be accessible across the country and even in Canada.
  • Passport Services: If you are planning a trip abroad, you can apply for a passport through the Beverly Hills Library, and even get your passport photo taken here.
  • Literacy Services: If you want to brush up on your literacy skills, the library offers free weekly classes for ages 18 and up, as well as 1-on-1 tutoring.
  • Used Bookstore: This is where the library retires their books that they will no longer lend out. Take home your favorite books or get to know a new author at the library’s used bookstore!
  • Events: Bring your young children to storytime hours hosted daily, join in a free Family Movie Night, attend cultural lectures from expert writers and speakers, or join the monthly Book Discussion group!

Beverly Hills Library Architecture & Timeline

  • 1929: Beverly Hills City Council approves the creation of the Municipal Public Library.
  • 1932: The growing library surpassed 10,000 volumes and over 5,000 registered borrowers, so it was relocated to a larger space in the North Wing of the Beverly Hills City Hall.
  • 1945: By 1945 the library expanded again to take up two floors of City Hall.
  • 1965: After funds were raised by Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library for new construction, a new library building opened again. It was designed by Las Vegas architect Martin Stern in collaboration with developer Del Webb who built the famous Flamingo Hotel. It was done in a midcentury style with colorful mosaic tile around the exterior.
  • 1990: After continuing to increase the number of volumes and membership, a new building was chosen across from City Hall and opened September 11, 1990, this time in the classically Californian blend of Spanish revival and Art Deco.
  • 2013: The children’s section of the library was redesigned by architect Johnson Favaro to be a brighter, friendlier, and more organized space, with crisp white walls and floors, pops of color in fun furniture, and a storytime theater. Johnson Favaro’s other projects include the Manhattan Beach Library, the UCLA Hendrick Study, Lions Park, and more.
  • 2019: The Beverly Hills Public Library has more plans for more renovation in the coming years to keep up with changing technologies and public needs.

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