The James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library is part of the San Bernardino County Library System (SBCL) and is part of a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. SBCL strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all the people who call San Bernardino County home.
The library serves as a source of educational and recreational access to learning. Whether you are participating in a free library class, using the internet computers, volunteering, using the free Wi-Fi connection, checking out books, or visiting the library to enjoy reading-- The staff is committed to providing the best level of service possible. SBCL is a dedicated team of talented individuals who are working hard to make our library system the best resource in the community. SBCL is able to draw upon a large network of materials and human abilities as it provides learning opportunities to people of all ages.
SBCL envisions its role as an educational and recreational service for all the people of San Bernardino County. Visit and utilize the meeting spaces, technology, materials, programs, and services.
The Chino Hills Branch Library is named after Mayor James S. Thalman who helped Chino Hills become a City in 1991, was elected to the first City Council, and served continuously until he died on August 27, 2003. He led an active civic life for over 35 years. Mayor Thalman was a voracious reader, and he often encouraged his own children to find the answers they sought by taking a trip to the library.