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Library History

Los Altos Library Timeline

  • 1914 - Los Altos land agent C.E. Minor opens a library in his land office at First and Main Streets with 50 books and $5 per month from the County.
  • 1921 After having several homes, including the Copeland Building, Shoup Building, and the Scout Hall, Jessie Landels (later her husband, Reverend Thomas) is appointed Los Altos Librarian with 500 books and $10 per month.
  • 1934 - Paul and Guy Shoup rally Los Altans to provide materials to transform the Southern Pacific Power House into a new library.
  • 1956 - At the request of local Girl Scouts, the mayor studies the library's needs. Friends of the Los Altos Library formed and voters pass the first of four successful library measures.
  • 1964 - Los Altos Library is built on the current site in the Civic Center.
  • 1975 - Voters pass bonds to expand the Main Library and construct Woodland Library.
  • 1985 - Voters pass a 5-year tax to restore library services after previous reductions.
  • 1990 - Voters renew the 1985 tax and vote to expand the Main Library.

Branch Photo Los Altos Library

Los Altos Library

13 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022


Monday 10 - 9
Tuesday 10 - 9
Wednesday 10 - 9
Thursday 10 - 9
Friday 10 - 7
Saturday 10 - 7
Sunday 10 - 7
Holidays & Closures

Phone: (650) 948-7683

Librarian: Marlene Iwamoto

Email: Los_Altos_Manager@sccl.org

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