Signal Hill Public Library
The Signal Hill Public Library is a state-of-the-art, 14,000 square foot facility that opened in August 2019.
It offers plenty of space for reading, research, technology access, community gatherings, and more. Amenities include a large Community Room for library and other events, a dynamic children’s area featuring Daisy the Dinosaur and a mural memorializing Signal Hill's history, a wired Learning Lab for technology courses and other academic endeavors, private study rooms, a teen gathering space, a History Room, the Zinnia outdoor courtyard; and Signal Point Terrace, a reservable upper deck terrace with sweeping views of the coastline. We invite you to see this incredible community asset for yourself!
Special Events and Programs for All Ages
The Signal Hill Public Library offers a variety of dynamic events, programs and workshops throughout the year. Most are free of charge. Please see the links to the left to learn what we are currently offering and if there are upcoming events that may interest you and your family. We are always updating these pages, so please check back!
Video: Library Grand Opening
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Signal Hill Public Library
1800 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
Text-a-librarian at 562-284-2766 to renew books, check the status of your account, or ask a reference question!