Signal Hill Library
1770 E. Hill Street
(562) 989-7323 Phone
(562) 989-7392 Fax
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Closed Sundays and City Holidays
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Signal Hill Library was originally located at the Signal Hill City Hall. In April 1979, the library moved to its present site at the former Signal Hill Fire Station, next to the Civic Center and Police Department. The Library collection includes: young adult, fiction, non-fiction, reference, large print, oversized for adults and children, Spanish language and Khmer language, periodicals, and a best sellers' collection, DVDs, and books on CD. Approximately 90,000 items are circulated annually with a book collection of more than 28,000 volumes. Home to student and active adult activities, high school and collegiate volunteers, the library is a vital part of the Signal Hill community.
Signal Hill Public LIbrary Celebrates 85 Years
Signal Hill Public Library will celebrate its 85th birthday this year! While we celebrate the accomplishments and service of the past, we are also excited about our future. Our new logo and motto represent our pledge to continue to provide the best resources, services, and programs for our community.
Books not available at the Signal Hill Public Library may be requested from over 30 other libraries for a fee of $2.00 per request.
Local telephone directories, online periodical index, tax forms, consumer research and local history articles are available to patrons. The library also has a well-rounded collection of popular reading materials including many bestsellers.
Facebook Guide for Beginners
Access a basic guide to creating your facebook account, finding friends, and familiarize yourself with Facebook features.
Public Access Computers
We offer six access computers featuring Learning Express, Microsoft and online Britannica.
- Computers equipped with Microsoft Office XP 2003, internet access, flash drives, online databases and headphones are available to patrons who have a valid library card and are logged in by staff on a first-come-first-served basis.
- ADULTS may have access to a computer for one hour per day with limited additional time if no other patrons are waiting to use a computer
- YOUTH ages 10 to 17 may have internet access with a valid library card and signed permission from a parent or legal guardian. They are allowed thirty minutes per day, unless they are working on homework in which case they are allowed one hour.
- CHILDREN ages 4 to 9 have access to pre-programmed, educational games for thirty minutes a day with a valid library card. Children under 4 must have a parent with them at all times while using the computer.
Computer Print-out Fees:
$0.15 per page in black-and-white
The library offers proctored exams by appointment for a fee of $25.00 per exam either in print form or online.
Bricks on the Hilltop
We are pleased to offer engraved bricks at Hilltop Park with proceeds benefiting the Signal Hill Public Library. Please click here for a flier/application.