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Volunteer Information

Library - 909-620-2043


The Mission of the Pomona Public Library is to provide Library services and materials which meet the diverse informational, educational and recreational needs of all of the citizens of the City of Pomona. The Library's resources and services include a circulating book collection in English and other languages of over 300,000 volumes; newspapers and magazines; adult reference and information services, Internet access; audio-visual materials; a large genealogy collection; and programs for children, young adults and adults.


Pomona Public Library
625 S. Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91766
Phone: 909-620-2043
Fax: 909-620-3713


Starting August 17, 2020
Reserve Library Materials
Call 909-620-2043

or log onto your account: Library Public Access Catalog

Starting August 24, 2020
Pick Up Library Materials
Mondays & Thursdays 12pm - 5pm


Library Department Phone Numbers and Contact Information

  • Telephone Number for Library Information and for All Library Departments:
  • Library e-mail Address:
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Library Board Members Needed

The Friends of the Pomona Public Library are seeking new members and applications for serving on the board. Existing members of the Friends of the Pomona Public Library are encouraged to apply for board positions. If you want to join the Friends or become a board member, please visit friendspomonalibrary.org or call 909-802-9271.

Volunteer (Board) application pdf icon


Library Policies and Procedurespdf icon

Library Materials Donation Policy


Library Card Englishpdf icon

Meeting Roompdf icon


Library Card Spanishpdf icon

Suggestion For Purchase of Library Materialpdf icon


Library Collection Development Policypdf icon

Library Rules of Behaviorpdf icon











Board of Library Trustees


The Board of Library Trustees oversees the management and operations of the Pomona Public Library. The Library Board may solicit funds for the sole benefit of the Library, subject to the City Council's approval. For additional information, contact the Library at 620-2473 .






Meeting Schedules

  The Trustees conduct regular meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise cancelled or amended .

Trustees Meeting dates or cancellations can be verified on the City Calendar linked here:



All Library Board meetings are held in the Library Public Conference Room in the upper level of the Library.


Friends of the Pomona Public Library


The Friends of the Pomona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) organization which supports the Library's programs and services. 

A number of Library programs include:


  • Children's Summer Reading Program
  • Teen Summer Reading Program
  • Book Talk discussion group
  • Trivia Bee for Literacy Program
  • Lobby ("Book Nook") Sales
  • Monthly book sales
  • Fundraising projects

Currently, meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except July and August, from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the Friends Office.

The Membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Membership is open all year.

Individual Lifetime Membership = $100.00
Annual Dues:

  • Individual Dues = $10.00 
  • Couples = $20.00
  • Contributing Membership = $20.00 
  • Patron Membership = $50.00 
  • Organizations, Business, Merchant = $75.00

For further information, write the Friends of the Pomona Public Library at:

P.O. Box 2271
Pomona, CA, 91769

Visit them online at friendspomonalibrary.org

Special Collections


The Special Collections area of the Pomona Public Library contains thousands of items relating to California, Pomona, and local area history, and more. Special Collections Staff regularly answer inquiries from all over the United States and the world. Some of the more significant materials housed in Special Collections include:

  • California - over 3,000 books pertaining to California history
  • Frasher Photos - approximately 60,000 prints and negatives
  • Citrus Box Labels - approximately 4,200 labels, the largest collection of any public library in the nation
  • Padua Theatre/Mexican Players Collection - play scripts, scores, photos, theater programs and artifacts
  • California Wine Label Collection - approximately 10,000 items
  • Willis Kerr Philately Collection - approximately 1200 items
  • Clara Webber Collection of Historic Children's Books

The Special Collections room is located on the lower level of the Pomona Public Library and is currently available by appointment only. You can request an appointment, by calling 909-620-2043 and speaking to a reference Librarian.

Special Collections materials do not circulate and must be examined in the Special Collections room. A photocopying machine and film and fiche readers are available for use. Photographic reproductions of negatives and prints contained in the collection may be obtained for a fee.

Library F.A.Q.s

Q: Where do I park, and for how long?Frequently Asked Questions
A: Parking is available for up to 2 hours in the Library Parking Lot, located adjacent to the South Side of the Library building, on 7th street.


Q: Can I use other library cards at the Pomona Public Library?
A: The Pomona Public Library is a municipal library, and is not a branch or member library of any other city or countywide system. Library cards from other libraries are not valid at the Pomona Public Library. However, residents of Los Angeles County are eligible to obtain free Pomona Public Library cards. Non-residents may obtain an annual library card for a fee. For more information, please inquire at the Circulation Desk, 909-620-2043.


Q: Can I connect on the Internet to the library's catalogue from home?
A: The Library's on-line catalog is available on the Internet at the following URL: http://www.pomonalibrary.org. Use the Library's on-line catalog to search for a book, or find out more information about the Library, including a calendar of events, hours of operation and information about each Library department.


Q: When I connect to the Library's catalog from home, what else can I do besides search for a book?
A: Library card holders can examine their Library account to see if they owe any fines or fees, view a list of items that they have checked out and when they are due, as well as renew these items. Library cardholders can also place a "hold" on a book. [see below]


Q: If an item is being used by another borrower, can I be placed on a waiting list to see it next?
A: Yes. For a 50 cent per item fee the Library can reserve a book for you when it is returned by the current borrower. You will be notified at home by mail or e-mail (if you've given us your address) when the book is returned. Hold requests can be made in person at the Library, over the Internet through the Library's catalog. [see above]


Q: Can your library help me borrow materials from another library?
A: Limited Inter Library Loan is available for a nominal per item-fee of $2.00.  Please see the Reference Desk for more information


Q: Can I search the Internet or do word processing at the Library?
A: Pomona Library Card holders may use workstations in the Library for this purpose for free. There are 22 workstations available in the Computer Lab, located on the Lower Level of the Library. Additional workstations are available in the Adult Reference Department and the children's Room. The cost of printing from any workstation is 12 cents per page. Your work product can be read from or saved to floppy disc.


Q: Do you have photocopy machines?
A: Black & white Copiers are available in the Adult Reference area, and in Special Collections. These cost 15 cents per page, using coin operated machine.


Q: Do you loan entertainment or feature film videos?
A: The Library's video collection consists only of instructional and educational videotapes on a variety of subjects. Videos are loaned for a three-day period, and may be renewed only once. There is a 50 cents per day per item charge for overdue videos.


Q: Can I listen to audiotapes at your library, or watch videotapes?
A: The Library does not have listening or viewing facilities.


Q: How do I find magazine and newspaper articles at your library?
A: The library has both printed indexes and computerized databases to assist patrons in identifying and obtaining magazine articles. A variety of magazines and newspapers are available in the Library in their original paper format, as well as on microfilm, microfiche, and in electronic format. Librarians can assist you in the use of these materials. Library cardholders can also access our newspaper and magazine databases over the Internet at this URL: http://www.youseemore.com/pomona/databases.asp


Q: I am unable to come to the library. Can you answer questions by phone or by e-mail.
A: To speak to a Reference Librarian call the Library at 909-620-2043. Reference Librarians can briefly answer requests for factual information over the telephone, or consult the Library 's catalog to locate useful book titles. The staff however cannot give detailed answers to difficult or complicated questions by phone. Patrons are encouraged to come to the library for this level of assistance. Patrons can also send us a question by e-mail at this address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will try to respond to your question within 24 hours.


Q: How can I work at the library?
A: Begin by contacting the City of Pomona's Department of Human Resources (909-620-2291). This is the hiring agency for all positions with the City

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