South Pasadena Public Library Local History Collection

Library Entrance, 1982
1100 Oxley Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
United States
Olivia Radbill
(626) 403-7359


Archives and Collections

The South Pasadena Public Library (SPPL) was founded on September 10, 1895 and is governed by the City Council-appointed Board of Trustees. Currently, the SPPL hosts a collection of approximately 120,000 materials. 

The Local History Collection at the South Pasadena collects and preserves our community’s memory for current and future generations. The collection consists of a variety of materials relating to many aspects of South Pasadena history. Some major categories include: Historic Photographs, South Pasadena Newspapers and Quarterly, Local Yearbooks, City Records and Directories, Biographical Files, Home Research, Obituaries, City Landmarks, and early Library History. 

Regions covered: 
South Pasadena