Southern California Library

Where Making History Is a Struggle

 Store Info

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From the beginning, the Southern California Library has sold books, and other merchandise, as part of our work. And now we carry forward this legacy online. This store is an extension of our commitment to promote and inspire critical understandings of the worlds we live in through cultural, artistic, and analytical work in various forms. 

Place items in your shopping cart and proceed to checkout through our order form. When you place your first order, select "Save Billing Information" for 1-Click Shopping, making purchases even faster and easier in the future.

Customer Service

We are committed to making your online shopping experience as pleasant as possible. Email us at with any questions or concerns. We will be happy to answer your questions and help with product suggestions. We strive to give you the best customer service possible.

If you are wary (or weary) of the virtual world, call the Library during business hours at (323) 759-6063 and we will assist you!

Look through our inventory of available products.

Payment Security

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express for online payments.

SCL uses Stripe as a payment processor. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available. All card numbers are encrypted, and decryption keys are stored on separate machines. None of Stripe's internal servers are able to obtain plaintext card numbers.

Privacy Policy

We believe in privacy.

We believe strongly that what you read is your own business, and it is our policy to keep that information strictly confidential. In addition, we do not make our mailing lists available to any other person or organization. For more information, see our full privacy policy.


You may return a purchase for any reason. Please note that we can process returns and refunds only for items purchased from us. You may return or exchange any item in its original condition within 30 days of receiving of your order. With your dated receipt, you may choose to receive a refund in the form of your original payment. Returns are subject to staff discretion. For more information, see our shipping and returns page.

Shipping Times and Rates

PLEASE BE ADVISED: We process and fulfill orders every two weeks to make providing you with great products manageable for our staffing levels. It may take 2–5 weeks to receive your order after you have placed it, depending on availability, so please be patient.

When you get a confirmation email from us, it doesn't mean that your order has shipped yet; it just confirms that we have received your order.  We will contact you again when your order has shipped or is ready to be picked 
up. Shipping is free within the United States for most orders. For more information, see our shipping and returns page.