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! Floor Plan (PDF)
Video: Library Grand Opening
To download an e-Book, use your library card and pin to sign on to Overdrive.
Wireless printing is available for all Signal Hill Library cardholders. Send a print job from your laptop or desktop computer at home, or from your mobile device while visiting one of our locations. Visit our Wireless Printing page for instructions.
Reading areas, tables, study rooms and computers are available on a first come, first served basis to provide space for you to relax, research, study, and enjoy Library materials.
Patrons may request books and other materials that are not available at the Signal Hill Library through our Inter-Library Loan Program. Patrons will be charged $2.00 each request.
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 $30.00 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 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Text-a-librarian at 562-284-2766 to renew books, check the status of your account, or ask a reference question!