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The El Segundo Public Library is closed until further notice. See additional information about this closure. During this time, no late fees will be assessed for overdue items and library materials do not need to be returned until we reopen.

COVID 19 Library Closure FAQ

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The health and safety of our customers is very important to us.  We are currently following the recommendations of El Segundo City officials and health officials.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will the El Segundo Public Library reopen?

The El Segundo Public Library is closed until further notice and is not taking hold requests or meeting room reservations.

What services are currently available at the library?

Limited services are available at this time , including telephone reference service, library card renewals, and creation of digital library cards for accessing our online eBooks and databases (call 310-524-2728 Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., or 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.). You can also email refdesk@elsegundo.org and we will respond within 24 business hours, Monday through Friday.

How do I access the Library's online resources, including eBooks?

Although the Library is closed, our Digital Library is open 24/7.  We invite you to enjoy our eBook and e-Audio collections through the OverDrive and Libby apps, and our Gale eBooks as well. We also have many newspaper and research databases for casual reading or to assist with homework and assignments.

How do I return my library material?

Our outdoor book drops have been closed and everyone is asked to keep their borrowed material until the Library reopens.

Will I be charged late fees during the Library's closure?

Items will not accrue late fees during the Library's closure.

What will happen to my items being held at the Library?

Items placed on hold prior to the Library's closure will remain on the hold shelf for seven business days after the Library reopens.

Can I make book donations to the Library during the closure?

Book donations are not being accepted at this time and should not be left at the Library's entrance or at the book drops.  Please keep your donations until after the Library reopens.

Where can I find more information about the City's response to the COVID 19 pandemic?

See additional information about the City of El Segundo's response to the COVID 19 pandemic.