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General Questions:

Reference librarians will provide brief, factual answers to your reference questions, or suggestions for resources.

  • Telephone Service:

Mon-Thu 9:30 am – 9:00 pm,  Fri-Sat. 10:00 am-5:30 pm, No phone service on Sunday

Adult Reference, events, and study room reservations: 310-288-2244

Children’s reference and events: 310-288-2211


We will respond within 72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.  Be as complete and specific as possible.  It helpful to know the purpose of your request and any other pertinent details.

Beverly Hills Historical Research Questions:

The usual protocol to visit the Historical Collection is for our researchers to do a preliminary search and see if we have anything in the collection that fits the criteria of the search request. This avoids any unnecessary trips to the Library and disappointment as our collection is not vast or complete. If we have the items requested then we arrange an appointment for viewing.


ºPierce-Edson Benedict
ºPhotographs (1885- present)
ºSurveyor Field Books (1920s- 1960s)
ºGreystone (Doheny Mansion)
ºWright MacMahon Secretarial School
ºCartography: Maps & Plans
ºNewspapers (1923- present)


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