When you visit the Torrance Public Library, you’ll soon discover we offer so much more than books – although we have quite a few of those, too! From free events for all ages, to Ebooks, homework help, career resources, volunteer opportunities, and more – there’s more going on at the Library than ever before!
The library has a wide variety of engaging programs to inform and entertain people of all ages. From youth story times and after school programs for grade school children, teen events, workshops, video game competitions, after school movies, book clubs, and more – it’s great to be a kid at the library! We also support adults in their hobbies with book clubs, craft groups, concert programming, and more!
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We know you’re always on the go, so why shouldn’t we be right there with you? With our mobile app, you can select your favorite Torrance Library branch and search the library’s catalog, renew your materials, view events, or locate your nearest library wherever you are. With your library card number you can locate books, movies, music and more with easy search features designed for mobile devices. With the Torrance Library app, it’s easier than ever to connect with your library!
Whether you are near or far, the Library is accessible to you. All of our excellent Online Media is available from any computer device with Internet access! Just enter your Torrance Public Library card number to gain access to hundreds of Ebooks, magazines, and newspapers. Use our Business database to search thousands of U.S. companies, use our online Encyclopedia, Auto Repair and Historical Torrance Newspaper Archive from the comfort of your own home.
The Torrance Public Library catalog allows you to search the Library’s collections for materials including books, music, movies, and audiobooks. You have the choice of several search options (Basic Search, Power Search, and Browse Subjects), the ability to see book reviews, best-seller lists, and coming soon titles. Manage your holds and renew your materials all in one convenient location.
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We offer a wide array of Online Services to make your experience with the library even more convenient. Here, you can set up email notifications to alert you of library item due dates, use the library printers, and request materials from other libraries, obituary archives, or an exam proctor.
Our Learning Centers have invaluable resources for all ages to achieve their highest potential. Our Homework Centers provide on-site homework centers and helpers, as well as live online homework help, textbooks, software, supplies, and more. Our services for seniors and people with disabilities are designed to break down barriers to accessing community and library resources. The library also offers Mango Languages, an online language-learning system which teaches actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.
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Our Career Resources help make the challenging task of choosing an occupation a little less stressful. The Career Library provides up-to-date information to help people make informed career choices, while our collection of Occupational Briefs will give you comprehensive career descriptions, and the educational requirements for pursuing a profession. Job Now provides live interactive online help to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job, such as resume help, and JobScout is a user-friendly resource for job listings.
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The library is a fantastic place to expand your horizons by volunteering and making a positive impact in someone’s life.
Our Words on Wheels volunteers provide delivery services to individuals who cannot physically visit the library. These volunteers deliver books, including large print, audiobooks, music and more to bring enjoyment to others.
The Friends of the Torrance Library is a volunteer group which plans book sales, special programs, and more – volunteer today to support the library!
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All the information you need about the Torrance Public Library in one convenient place! Find our locations and hours, learn how to obtain a library card, and get answers to frequently asked questions.
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