Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Mission Statement

To provide our diverse communities with easy access to the information and knowledge they need to nurture their cultural exploration and lifelong learning.

Vision Statment

To be a leader among community-based library systems in quality of service, breadth of material, use of technology, welcoming facilities and depth of community support.

History

The Culver City Library was established April 1, 1915 in the new Pacific Electric Railroad Depot. The library moved to various locations throughout the city as it grew in size over the years. The library has been in its present location since 1971.

In January 2001, the Culver City Library was renamed the Culver City Julian Dixon Library by the Board of Supervisors in recognition of Julian Dixon, the representative for the 32nd United States Congressional Disrict. The Honorable Julian Dixon, who passed away on December 8, 2000, spent many of his years in public service working closely with educational institutions and libraries that positively impact the lives of children.

Collection


The Culver City Julian Dixon Library has adult and children's materials in English with collections in Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. The library contains 207,945 books, 600 magazine and newspaper subscriptions as well as substantial collections of videocassettes, audiocassettes and books on tape and compact discs. The Culver City Julian Dixon Library also provides books in large print, telephone directories, college catatogs, pamphlets and topographic maps. The library maintains a Judaica Collection and serves as the Fiction Library for the County Public Library. The Culver City Julian Dixon Library is a selective government depository for federal and state documents.

Services

Services available to the public include reference and children's storytimes. There is an online library catalog with magazine and newspaper indexes. The library provides public access Internet and computer workstations, a Homework Center, coin-operated copiers (color, black and white) and typewriters. A meeting room is available on a rental basis.

Facilities

The library building is 21,406 square feet on one floor. There is a meeting room with a capacity to seat 80 available for rent. Parking is available at the rear of the building. The Japanese Garden in front of the library was a gift from Kaizuka, Japan, a sister city of the city of Culver City in 1974.

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