Southern California LIBRARIES

telnet, dial-up, and World Wide Web addresses

This page may contain information about dial-up OPACs which is not available elsewhere in one location on the Web.  However, for a more current list, you may be better off starting with

You can search a large database listing several thousand libraries at  (although you may only find an address and a phone number, not necessarily online access details).

telnet URLs are given in the form telnet://loginName:password@host. Depending on what telnet helper application you are using, you will probably have to type in the loginName and password manually.

Unless otherwise stated, all phone numbers listed here are modems for OPAC access, not humans. The telnet and dial-up addresses have not been tested since approx. 1996, so it is likely that many no longer are available. However, most libraries now have web-based catalogs available.


Anaheim Public Library

Arcadia Public Library

El Segundo Public Library

Fullerton Public Library

Hermosa Beach Library (Branch of County of Los Angeles Public Library)

Huntington Beach Public Library

Los Angeles (City) Public Library

Los Angeles (County) Public Library

Los Angeles County Law Library

Manhattan Beach Library (Branch of County of Los Angeles Public Library)

Newport Beach Public Library

Orange County Public Library (County System)

Orange Public Library

Palos Verdes Library District


Pasadena Public Library

Redondo Beach Public Library

Riverside Public Library

Santa Monica Public Library

Torrance Public Library


Cal Poly Pomona Library

Claremont Colleges, Libraries

CSU Dominguez Hills Library

CSU Fullerton Library

CSU Long Beach Library

CSU Los Angeles Library

CSU Northridge Library

CSU San Bernardino Library

El Camino College

The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities
formerly The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities

Glendale Community College Library

Library of Congress

Los Angeles Harbor College Library

Loyola Marymount University Library (Von der Ahe Library)

MELVYL (UC and CSU union catalog)

Occidental College Library

San Bernardino Valley College Library

San Diego State University Library

UCLA library

UC Irvine

UC San Diego library

University of Redlands Library

USC Library

CSU computer network

CSU Dominguez Hills network

CSU Long Beach network

Compiled by Bruce A. Hamilton <>. This page is no longer actively maintained, but you are welcome to send corrections.

last updated 2010.11.14