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  • Allendale Branch Location and Hours

    Allendale Branch

    1130 South Marengo Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106
    (626) 744-7260 | Map | Public Transportation  

    Branch Hours








    10 - 6

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    10 - 6


  • Allendale Branch Library

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    Branch Brief

    The remodeled Allendale Branch building, created as an isolation hospital in the 1920s, opened for library business in 1951. Allendale Branch Library is a unique and exemplary neighborhood center, combining school, library, park and recreational resources.

    The Allendale Branch Library neighborhood profile provides more details about where the branch is located.

    Services and Programs

    Book Groups 

    See book groups at all branches.

    Allendale Branch Collection

    The Allendale Branch is a small branch with over 41,000 items in its collection. The library has a strong current popular fiction collection including bestsellers, science fiction, and romances. Additional strengths of the book collection are current biographies, paperback classics, and a growing young adult collection, including Cliffs notes, financial aid guides, and college guides.

    Special Features

    Today, homework resources for Blair High School students are also provided.

    Allendale Branch Library is pleased to offer free wireless Internet access to patrons with appropriately equipped wireless devices. A valid Pasadena Library Card and PIN are required to access the library's wireless Internet services. For more information on this service, please visit our Wireless Internet Access page.

    Children's Services

    In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, Allendale Branch conducted 124 programs for children with 4,754 in attendance.

    Branch Characteristics

    Opened/Expanded 1951
    Building Size (Sq. Ft.) 3,172
    Meeting Room Seats n/a
    Parking Spaces 12
    Collection 41,418

    Branch Use Statistics

    Fiscal Year  Circulation  Total Visitors 
    2004/2005 60,743 67,962
    2005/2006 73,274 59,613
    2006/2007 71,372 52,917
    2007/2008 81,710 59,796
    2008/2009 59,780 56,070