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Carmen Hernandez, Library Services Director
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City Hall, the Utilities Customer Service Center, the Alhambra Civic Center Library, Joslyn Center and park playgrounds are closed to the public through April 19th or further notice, to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This precautionary measure is in effect following state and county guidelines requesting “Safer at Home” practices. All City Hall services requiring in-person visits, or public counter assistance are suspended. Individuals needing assistance can email or leave messages with departments. Some services are available online. Please see contact information below.

Electronic library services are available online including e-books,audio books, magazines, newspapers, streaming, movies,and TV 24/7 via: A telephone Reference Librarian is no longer available.

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Library Information and Services

The Alhambra Civic Center Library welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year. We are dedicated to being a welcoming and engaging environment that provides resources to support the lifelong learning needs and interests of all members of the community. 

Visit the Library website to stay up to date on Library programs, special events, new books, and more!

  • Main Phone Number: 626-570-5008
  • Fax Number: 626-457-1104
  • Circulation, Renewal, & Passport Information: 626-570-5028
  • Reference Assistance: 626-570-3212
  • Children's Department: 626-570-3215

Book renewal online: Log into the Library Catalog by entering your entire Library card bar-code and PIN (if you do not have a PIN, you may use your phone number). Then manage your items by selecting "My Account." 

Book renewal by phone: Call Circulation at 626-570-5028

Please note that overdue items can only be renewed in person at the Library's Circulation desk.

How To Videos

View informational 'How To' videos for the Alhambra Civic Center Library below.

How To - Get an Alhambra Civic Center Library Card

How To - Get a Passport at the Alhambra Civic Center Library

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Library Room Reservations


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Team Members

Carmen Hernandez

Library Services Director


Shannen Sisavath

Library Services Manager


Maribel Kong

Clerical Assistant III



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Frequently Asked Questions

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