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Library to Go is now available.  The library building remains closed until further notice, but we're still providing virtual programming and services.  Click here for more details.

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 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, creation of digital library cards for accessing our online eBooks and databases and assistance in placing holds (call 310-524-2728 Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). You can also email refdesk@elsegundo.org and we will respond within 24 business hours, Monday through Saturday.

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 reopened and borrowed materials may be returned in them.

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.  New holds may be placed and picked up through Library to Go.

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.