About Sherman Library

Sherman Library is a historical research library specializing in the history of the Pacific Southwest – including southern California, Arizona, northern Mexico and adjoining areas. The Library’s collections document the development of the region through books, archival collections, photographs, maps, and newspapers.

Sherman Library’s book collection encompasses more than 15,000 volumes, including a large collection of California city directories.

Sherman Library is also home to a collection of California Impressionist art, including works by William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Clarence Hinkle and Anna Hills.

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Contact The Library

Hours of Operation
10:30am – 4pm | Monday thru Friday

(949) 673-1880

Paul Wormser, Library Director

Jill Thrasher, Librarian