Crowell Public Library
When is the library open?
Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
How do I get a library card?
Library cards are free and available with proper ID. Generally a government issued identification card with name, photo and current address is acceptable. Minors can obtain cards but a parent/guardian is required as a co-signer.
How many books are we allowed to check out?
You can have a total of 50 items checked out, subject to certain limitations. In general, you can check out three items per subject or per author. There are other restrictions on DVDs, books on CDs, and Read-Alongs. These are posted at our Circulation Desk as well as on our website under Borower Policy.
Can I access the Internet at the public library?
The Library has 36 computers for accessing the Internet: 16 on the adult side and 20 filtered computers for children and young adults. Use of the computers is free. There is a 15 cent charge for black and white prints and color prints cost $1. The Library also offers wireless Web access. To use the Internet, it is necessary to have a library card and a PIN.
What is my PIN?
Your default PIN is the last four digits of your telephone number. By accessing “Your Account” from our homepage, you can change the PIN.
May I renew items that I have checked out, over the phone?
Yes, just call the Circulation Desk at 626-300-0777 during regular business hours. You can also renew your material online.
May I reserve books on line?
Yes they can be reserved online. Search for the book you want to reserve, and click on it. Then after you have brought up the books page, click on "Place Hold" link on the right hand navigation.
You may also reserve items by calling the reference librarian during regular business hours at 626-300-0777. There is a 50-cent fee for each reserve placed.
When is the Book Shoppe open?
Our Book Shoppe is run by the Friends of the Crowell Public Library, a volunteer support group for the library. The Book Shoppe is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 12:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 pm. Remember: 100% of Shoppe sales are returned to the library for materials and programs
How do I reserve a room?
The Study Rooms in the Lifelong Learning Center are first come / first served. The Barth Community Room (seating 80 people) and the Thornton Conference Room (seating 20 people) are available for hourly rentals.
Rates and more information are available online or by contacting the Recreation Department at 626-403-2211.
Do you accept book donations?
Yes. Most donations go directly to our Friends Book Shoppe, where they are sold for a very reasonable cost. All profits are returned to the library to help fund programs and materials.
Is there another way I can make a donation?
We accept cash donations through the friends, foundation, or directly to the library. We also maintain a wish list for a variety of items for those wishing to donate a particular item. Contact the City Librarian (626-300-0775) for additional information.