A.K. Smiley Public Library


Unique in its architecture, A. K. Smiley Public Library is an official point of historical interest designated by the California Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Still housed in its original building, the facility is noted for its research archives. Constructed in 1898, the library is the culmination of the philanthropy of hotelier Albert K. Smiley, who raised $60,000, much of it borrowed, to purchase the land and fund construction. One of the great philanthropic gifts to the City of Redlands, the Smiley Library is among California’s oldest and most important public libraries.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Tues 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wed-Thurs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri-Sat 9 a.m, to 5 p.m. Sun 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.