Signal Hill Public Library

Save the Date! New Library Grand Opening: August 10 

We hope you'll join us for the historic Grand Opening of our new Public Library, Saturday, August 10, 2019. We will be sharing more details about this exciting event as the date approaches!

Learn more about the future library building and how you can support library programs for years to come through the Library Capital Campaign.

Temporary Library Closing

The temporary Library's last day of operation will be Saturday, July 27. After that date, the temporary Library will be permanently closed to prepare to move into the new Signal Hill Public Library. Regular Library services will resume in the new library, 1800 E. Hill Street, on Monday, August 12. 

#NametheDino Contest

A very special dinosaur is moving into the new Signal Hill Public Library, and we need your help to name her! Send your name suggestion to before June 30. Then stay tuned for an online survey to vote for your top three favorites during the week of July 8 – July 12. The person who suggests the winning name will receive $100 at the Library Grand Opening on August 10. One suggestion per e-mail address, please.

Signal Hill Public Library Temporary Location

During construction of the new library building, the Signal Hill Public Library is currently located in the Signal Hill Community Center (just past the basketball courts). 

Library Features

The Signal Hill Library offers a collection of resources for all ages and interests: young adult, fiction, non-fiction, large print, Spanish and Khmer languages, periodicals, DVDs, audio books, and e-books. In addition, the Library offers free WiFi and access to computers. Scroll down for more services.


Text-a-librarian at 562-284-2766 to renew books, check the status of your account, or ask a reference question! 

Library Services


To download an e-Book, use your library card and pin to sign on to the library catalog. If you need assistance, please contact the library. 

Inter-Library Loan

Can't find what you need at the Signal Hill Library? Patrons may request books and other materials that are not available at the Signal Hill Library through our Inter-Library Loan Program. Patrons receive two FREE requests per month; any additional requests per month are $2.00 each. 

Facebook Guide for Beginners

Access a basic user's guide to Facebook and learn how to set up an account, find friends, and familiarize yourself with Facebook features.

Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

California’s Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow the California's Library Services link to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service.

Public Access Computers

The Library offers 4 access computers featuring Microsoft Office 2013 programs, the online World Book Encyclopedia series, and internet access. Patrons wishing to utilize the computers must possess a valid library card. 

  • Reservations are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Flash drives are available for use.  
  • Adults ages 18 and over may utilize a computer for one hour per day with limited additional time if no other patrons are waiting.
  • Youth ages 10 to 17 may have internet access with signed permission from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children ages 4 to 9 may have access to pre-programmed educational games. 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.

Proctored Exams

The library offers proctored exams by appointment for a fee of $25.00 per exam either in print form or online. Please email us to make an appointment.

Bricks on the Hilltop

Be a part of Signal Hill history by purchasing a brick to be engraved in Hilltop Park. Order forms (PDF) are now available.

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Temporary Location

Signal Hill Community Center
1780 E. Hill St.
Signal Hill, CA 90755


Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and City Holidays

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    Phone: 562-989-7323
    Fax: 562-989-7392

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