Fontana, California - Education - Lewis Library

Lewis Library

One of the more prominent and well-known landmarks of the city is the Lewis Library and Technology Center, which opened in April 2008. At an estimated cost of over $60,000,000, this facility was made possible through a mixture of private and public funds. It is the largest library in the San Bernardino County Library System.

Located on Sierra Avenue, downtown, some features of the library include:

  • New book shelving, reading areas and a Children's Library, named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • An expanded collection exceeding 142,000 items, including 7,850 reference, media, and periodical items;
  • A room of historical documents, maintained by the Fontana Historical Society;
  • Electronic databases, software applications, remote access to online informational resources and Internet access;
  • Homework clubs and a homework center;
  • Spanish language and homework materials;
  • A computer technology support and training center;
  • A literacy center with tutoring programs;
  • A career center;
  • 203 public use computer work stations including 25 Spanish language computers;
  • Community meeting rooms and a 330-seat auditorium for meetings, lectures and special presentations;
  • A bookstore and coffee bar;
  • An underground parking garage.

The building also contains some city government offices.

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