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Get to know the Culver City Julian Dixon Library

The Culver City Julian Dixon Library closed effective January 5, 2015 for a library renovation.


Visit the Express Library to pick up and return materials at the Mayme A. Clayton Museum:

4130 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230


A 24-hour bookdrop is available at the temporary location to return library materials.


The library is scheduled to reopen in early 2016. Funding provided by Los Angeles County Supervisor for the Second District Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Culver City Friends of the Library.


You can also visit the following nearby libraries:




The Culver City Julian Dixon Library has adult, teen and children's materials in English with collections in Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. The library contains over 207,945 books, a wide variety of magazine and newspaper subscriptions as well as substantial collections of DVDs, videocassettes, music CDs, and books on tape and compact disc. The library maintains a Judaica Collection and houses the Harriet Traeger Fiction Collection for the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The Culver City Julian Dixon Library is a selective government depository for federal and state documents.

With children’s storytimes, programs for teens and adults including guest speakers, book discussion clubs, music events and more, it is easy to understand why they are one of the busiest libraries in the County of Los Angeles public library system.

A mystery book club meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6:45 pm. Also a general interest book club of both fiction and non-fiction meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:45 pm.

The library presents cultural programming and literary-based events for people of all ages. These events are offered throughout the year.  Please check the library’s website, as well as the Friends of the Library's website, for additional activities or contact the librarians at 310-559-1676 ex. 3 for more information.  The library's website is and the Friend's website is  

Storytime is a time for parents and their children to enjoy stories, interact with other children and become familiar with the library. Bedtime Stories are Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Additional storytime sessions are held throughout the year and pre-registration is required.  Please contact Youth Services staff for the latest information about availability.  All events are free. Craft Storytime, sponsored by the Culver City Friends of the Library, is presented on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

The library provides programming for junior high and high school young adults such as the Teen Knitting club, held every Monday at 3:00 p.m. Teen Tuesdays is held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Other events are presented throughout the year. Some events, such as Teen Knitting, are subject to change.

The Homework Center is an after-school service that includes supervised homework assistance; an enhanced collection of homework support materials; computer-based learning opportunities; the development of enhanced study skills; and enrichment activities emphasizing reading, science, math and/or the arts.

The library provides public Internet and computer workstations, wifi access, and special emergent literacy workstations for young children. A meeting room is available on a rental basis. The Culver City Julian Dixon Library also provides books in large print, telephone directories, topographic maps as well as downloadable audiobooks and e-books. To learn more about the library call (310) 559-1676 or visit the Culver City Julian Dixon Library website.

Also within Culver City Julian Dixon Library you can visit the bookstore run by Friends of the Library. Additionally, they hold a number of large sales throughout the year at the library. The Friends sponsor the annual summer series of events that comprise, “Culver City Reads…” They help generate funds for programs and buy new books that are in high demand. They act as liaisons for the library staff and the community. For those interested in membership or other Friends of the Library activities should contact the group at