A.K. Smiley Public Library

Since 1894, Smiley Public Library has provided library services to the residents of Redlands. It seeks to provide, in accordance with the State Education Code, general diffusion of information and knowledge, a supplement to the formal system of free public education and shall be forever free to the inhabitants of Redlands.

Library Hours:

Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm
Monday and Tuesday 10 am to 9 pm
Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

You may contact us by any of the following ways:
  Telephone (909) 798-7565
  E-mail admin@akspl.org

Library Director

Don McCueDon McCue
125 W. Vine St Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 798 -7565

The Library Director and Library Board of Trustees oversee the operation of the A.K. Smiley Public Library and its two museums, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine & the Redlands Historical Museum.

Library Board of Trustees


Meets at 5:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month A.K. Smiley Library 125 W. Vine Street 909-798-7565 Staff Liaison - Dr. Don McCue, Library Director Council Liaisons - Paul Barich


Five (5) members are appointed by the City Council to serve a three-year term. Currently, the following individuals serve on this board:


Term Start

Term Ends

Rosa Gomez 2/4/03 1/1/18
Martin Davis 1/1/91 1/1/18
William T. Hardy 1/1/89 1/1/19
William D. Hatfield 2/19/97 1/1/17
Kate Pretorius 9/6/16 1/1/17

Agendas and Minutes

The latest agendas and minutes can be found at the library's website.


The A.K. Smiley Public Library is proud to provide the following services to the community:

  • Extensive collection of books, periodicals, and audio visual materials
  • Free computer & wireless internet access
  • Adult information services & reference resources
  • Local and regional history room and archive
  • Children's services & programs
  • Young adult collection and special events
  • Adult literacy assistance
  • Adult book clubs
  • Special community programs & events
  • Fund-raising efforts to secure future growth
  • Volunteers who augment staffing and services
  • Funding software which enables library card holders to use the Community Center Computer Lab
  • Utilizing Endowment income for library programs, materials, and enrichment