The Sierra Madre Public Library, begun in 1887, is the fourth oldest city library in Los Angeles County and the tenth oldest in Southern California. The current building of 8,762 square feet houses a collection of about 70,000 cataloged items, a historical archives collection, free WiFi, eBooks and DVDs. The Library Services Department is one of seven departments of the City of Sierra Madre and offers a wide range of library services to adults, teens and children. Services are expanded through participation in the Southern California Library Cooperative, a network of 39 area libraries.

Sierra Madre Public Library Policy Manual
Library Strategic Plan 2014-2017
Library Strategic Plan 2014-2017 Brochure
Library Annual Statistical Report Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Library Annual Statistical Report Fiscal Year 2013-2014
Library Annual Statistical Report Fiscal Year 2013-2014 presentation

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Sierra Madre Public Library to provide free and equal access to information, ideas, technology, and the joy of reading to educate and empower our diverse community.

Vision Statement

The Sierra Madre Public Library aspires to offer the community endless possibilities through enriched experiences; building an awareness and involvement in the community.

Revised and adopted by the Sierra Madre Public Library Board of Trustees on April 24, 2023.