Fullerton - Fullerton Public Library

353 West Commonwealth Avenue

Mission :

It is the mission of the Fullerton Public Library to provide a diverse community with resources and support to use information in many media, to stimulate and facilitate literacy in all its forms, to provide quality collections and effective use of evolving technologies, to emphasize public participation and outreach, and to create forums and gathering places to engage in cultural and educational programs and partnerships.

In its selection of books and other materials, the Fullerton Public Library upholds the doctrines of "Freedom of Speech" and "Freedom of the Press" as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. The Library also subscribes to the principles adopted by the American Library Association in its Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read statement, and the Freedom to View statement.

Vision :

The Fullerton Public Library will be integral to the City's intellectual and cultural life, deeply rooted in and responsive to our diverse community. The Library will provide free and equal access to information, knowledge and ideas; promote personal enrichment and life-long learning; encourage literacy and the love of reading in all age groups; and foster cultural and educational programs and partnerships. The Library will ensure quality service through positive human connections and an inviting environment.


Estuardo Lookwalk

Sunday, April 8, 2018
The library does such a great community service by offering the passport services all week long! You have to get there early because many people come for the service, but the staff is great! Ms. Andrea did an outstanding job with a great smile! very helpful, and willing to go out of her way to provide the best service. She made my family and I feel very comfortable. Kudos! and Thank you!

Private Information

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
Staff and selection rate a 5 star. The problem is: all the homeless who are allowed to sleep in the chairs and the computer desks, store their bags on the chairs, and who bathe in the bathrooms for an hour at a time while people are waiting.no attempt is ever made to address individual problems; one security guard regularly chats with one of them socially. Our of fear for safety, my wife and I have chosen never to return.

Kate Jang

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Has become a homeless shelter. A lady was wiping her armpits...and her lady part at the first floor bathroom sink. Other people smelled, were laying down between book shelves...I was shocked. Avoid this place especially on hot days since it becomes a camping site for homeless people... It is really sad in many ways. This library has turned into a smelly, overly crowded, unsanitary place that does not serve its purpose as a library. I wish my tax is used to help these guys out (a proper place for them to unwind maybe?), rather than do unnecessary improvements. It is unfair to those who actually pay tax.

Madeline Lange

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Such a great place to bring kids. They have a wonderful summer reading program.

Anthony Perez

Monday, March 13, 2017
Great library within the vicinity. I come here some days to get work done. There's a good selection of books here. I read through some of the reviews here and I almost laughed at the homeless comment. Umm...this is a public library near a large city, what do you expect? None of them have bothered me here and it's not overrun by a homeless population.