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Updates to your Library Account
Due to the spread of COVID-19, the library will be closed until further notice.
- We are now offering curbside holds pickup at all locations. Please read our announcement here: https://www.pvld.org/curbsideholdpickup
- At this time the Friends of the Library are not accepting donations of any kind. They will happily accept them again once the library is open and their volunteers are back in action!
We appreciate your patience as we work through this challenging time.
Library Access from Home
Get a library card! Your card number and PIN will be emailed to you within 48 hours.
We have many digital resources you can access 24/7, no matter where you are. All you need is your library card number and PIN.
Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks on OverDrive and enki California Digital Library. Stream movies and TV shows on Kanopy and Hoopla.
Check out digital magazines via Flipster. Stream and download music on Freegal.
Kids and learners of all ages can get one-on-one homework help and tutoring from 1 – 10 pm every day on Brainfuse,
plus lots of other resources for school and careers that are available at all hours.
Do you have a question for a librarian? Call us at 310-377-9584
Leave your phone number and a brief message and we will call back.
Most calls are returned within an hour!
Reference Desk x 601
M-F, 9 am to 5 pm.
Sat 9 am - 1 pm.
Young Readers Desk x 221
M-F, 9 am to 5 pm.
Community Website Links
LA County Dept of Public Health
City of Rancho Palos Verdes
City of Palos Verdes Estates
City of Rolling Hills Estates
City of Rolling Hills
California Department of Public Health
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Torrance Memorial Covid-19 Response
Providence Hospital - Your Hub For Coronavirus Resources
Alert South Bay Joint Information Center
Message From the Director
Updated May 18, 2020
Dear Library Patrons,
First and foremost, thank you so much for your commitment to the Palos Verdes Library and I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy! After receiving many queries about when the library will be reopening, I wanted to take a moment to assure our community - we are working on doing just that!
When the library closed on March 13, our entire staff pivoted to offering library services online; we enriched our digital collections, created additional virtual content including online book clubs, children's storytimes, live book suggestions and online computer training classes. In an effort to mitigate the spread of this disease we followed the Governor's Orders to be Safer At Home, sent 90% of our staff home, and closely followed health and safety updates.
The State of CA's Resilience Roadmap places libraries in Stage 3 as a Higher Risk Workplace and has not given a date for reopening this stage. Even so, we are well into the planning process of offering services again, creating new policies and procedures that make the safety of our patrons, our volunteers and our staff our main priority. We are creating methods of quarantining returned materials, redesigning the interior of the library to create better physical distancing and ordering new safety features such as sneeze guards and personal protective equipment. When we begin offering library services again, we want to do so with care for our community and limit the possibility of adding to a second wave of positive COVID-19 cases.
This has been a very difficult time for everyone, and the library is working to ensure that when we resume offering library services, it will be with utter confidence that we are doing it correctly. We hope to have more information for the community soon and will be posting that on our social media platforms, our website and through press releases to the newspapers. I want to thank you for your patience and hope you understand we are doing all we can to once again provide library services and, someday soon, open our doors again to this wonderful community.
Kids' Activities at Home
Our staff has created a list of library and online resources for kids to use from home.
There are 4 sections to choose from:
Kids Book & Author Activities
Crafts and Activities
PVLD's Young Artists & Authors at Home
Are you writing or creating art while you are home? The library would love to showcase your work online.
Submit your work below and check us out each day to see all of the amazing new submissions.
Explore and More: The World At Your Fingertips
Check our our Explore and More: The World At Your Fingertips page curated by our staff just for you.
Visit libaries and museums around the world. Watch operas and Broadway musicals from your couch. See animals at the zoo without any crowds. Stay fit while the gyms are closed. And get self care tips to aid your mental health. We may all be inside right now, but the world is at your fingertips to explore and more.
Check back often as we update these pages with new finds just for you!
Resources specifically for seniors on managing everyday life in the virtual world. Find resources on how to stay connected with others using technology, how to sign up for a variety of programs available to seniors, and how to get started with our digital resources.
Check the Senior Resources page frequently for updated information!