Asian Pacific Resource Center, LA County Library

Contact Information

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Address
8800 Valley Blvd. Rosemead, CA 91770
Hours
Monday closed, Tuesday - Wednesday 10am -8pm, Thursday -Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday closed
Contact
Katrina Lacerna
Asian Pacific Resource Librarian
(626) 573-5220
aprc@library.lacounty.gov
Website

34.080228, -118.077243

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
No
Onsite technology available
Yes
Catalog System
Dewey Decimal System, not all materials are cataloged.
Repository
Yes

Management

Archive / Collection information

The Asian Pacific Resource Center was established in 1979, to meet the information needs of a sudden influx of new immigrants from East and Southeast Asia. The center includes resources in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese. The emphasis of English language materials is on the Asian Pacific Islander American experience with a core collection on the culture, art, and history of China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam and smaller holdings on Hawaii and American Samoa. The microfilm collection holds over 100 titles of historical Asian American / immigrant newspapers including documents and newspapers from the Japanese American Internment. Programs and book discussions at the center celebrate and explore the rich history and cultural heritage of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The Asian Pacific Resource Center provides reference service to researchers and to the general public. The center offers information and referral services to assist in locating agencies that address the needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander community. The Asian Pacific Resource Center strives to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures that form Los Angeles County.

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