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Volunteer Information

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: 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 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 15 cents per page.


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 of a modest collection of movie DVDs as well as 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 printed indexes 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.

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

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. Photographic reproductions of negatives and prints contained in the collection may be obtained for a fee.

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
  • Trivia Bee for Literacy Program
  • 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 the Friends of the Pomona Public Library Website

Pomona Public Library Foundation

The Pomona Public Library Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting the programs, resources and services of the Pomona Public Library by providing financial support to supplement the Library’s public funding.

The mission of the Pomona Public Library Foundation is to promote private donation to enhance and enrich the Pomona Public Library’s resources and services. The Foundation believes a strong public library is the base upon which the community builds its future.

For more information, visit the Pomona Public Library Foundation website.

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Children's/Youth Services


The Youth Services Program introduces children to the functions, activities, and purposes of the Public Library. We promote the use of the library (both educational and recreational) through public contact, brochures, booklist, monthly calendars, displays, and programs for children.

The Youth Services staff selects children's books and materials, as well as fiction for young adults. Staff develops and presents programs such as Pre-school and Toddler story times, programs for visiting classes, outreach to Pomona schools, special holiday programs, seasonal reading programs, tours, film programs, and library instruction. Staff coordinates the use of volunteers for children's programs. 


• Children's Summer Reading Program
• Teen Summer Reading Program
• Trivia Bee
• Fundraising projects

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