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  • Santa Catalina Branch Location and Hours

    Santa Catalina Branch

    999 East Washington Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91104
    (626) 744-7272 | Map | Public Transportation 

    Branch Hours








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  • Santa Catalina Branch Library

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    Branch Brief

    Home to the system's Armenian language collection, today's Santa Catalina Branch building was completed in December, 1930. The branch's staff can accomodate both English and Armenian speaking patrons.

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

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     Services and Programs 


    Book Groups 

    See book groups at all branches.

    Children's Programs 

    Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Please check the branch calendar or call to comfirm, as sites may take seasonal breaks.


    For special events and holiday programs, call (626) 744-7272. Or, for more information about programs here and throughout the Pasadena Public Library, you can visit our Library Calendar.

    Santa Catalina Branch Collection

    The overall collection has approximately 49,000 items. In addition to reference materials, books on tape and large type books, Santa Catalina also has smaller special collections including: Literacy, Careers, Young Adult and Paperback Classics. The children's collection is strongest in the areas of folktales, curriculum-related nonfiction, and Spanish language materials. For adults, the branch has a good basic collection of mysteries, self-help books and popular fiction.

    Meeting Room

    The meeting room with tables and chairs will accommodate up to 32 people. This room is free to groups who do not charge an admission fee or restrict admission on the basis of membership.

    Special Features

    Santa Catalina's collection reflects the diversity of the surrounding neighborhoods. The branch has special collections for children and adults in Armenian and Spanish. The periodicals collection includes Armenian newspapers, as well as several African-American and Spanish language magazines.

    Santa Catalina Branch is proud of its Preservation Corner. This collection of books and materials highlights the architectural Bungalow style evident in neighboring houses. Preservation Corner is sponsored by the Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association, Historic Highlands Neighborhood Association and the Pasadena Public Library.

    School Services

    In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, Santa Catalina offered 498 programs for children with attendance of 13,564. Of these, 223 were class visits with total attendance of 4,765. Santa Catalina also has public computer workstations.

    Branch Characteristics

    Opened/Expanded 1930
    Building Size (Sq. Ft.) 5,850
    Meeting Room Seats 32
    Parking Spaces 5
    Collection 48,589
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