Street Maintenance is a division of the Beverly Hills Public Works and Transportation Department. The street…More maintenance program includes teams that deal with signals and lights, signage and paint, street and sidewalk repairs, road markings and infrastructure maintenance. The division also coordinates with Southern California Edison in maintaining the City's 5,500 streetlights.
For information or to report a street maintenance problem, contact the Customer Service Public Works Department at 310-285-2467.
Under the direction of Police Chief David Snowden, the Beverly Hills Police Department works to prevent crime,…More protect life and property, apprehend and prosecute offenders, suppress criminal activity and preserve the public peace.
Citizens should call 911 for emergency aid and crimes in progress. In an emergency, the public can also reach the Beverly Hills dispatch center by calling 310-550-4951.
Calls for general police services, such as parking problems and loud parties, should be reported on the non-emergency telephone line at 310-550-4951.
The Beverly Hills Public Library houses books, audio books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, videos, music CDs, CD-ROMs…More and more. The library also features special collections and reading rooms for children and young adults, in addition to offering literacy programs, book discussion groups, exhibitions and special events.
Only books and audio books can be renewed past their original due date. These items can be renewed 14 days at a time, up to two times. Interlibrary loans and items placed on hold cannot be renewed.
The library has public computers that provide access to the internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and library-subscribed electronic resources. All computer stations use an automated reservation system, and a library card or guest pass is required for login. Access to public computers is limited to 2.5 hours. Guest passes, which cost $1 each and provide one hour of computer time on the day of purchase, are available for computer users who do not have a library card. There are additional computer stations designated for catalogue and database searches only, but these stations do not require a library card or guest pass.
To get a library card, a patron must fill out a registration form and bring it to the library with two forms of identification, one with a photo and one that shows a current address. A mail drop or P.O. Box will not be accepted. Library cards are issued for free to city residents, as well as all residents of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Special provisions are made to those outside these areas who work, own a business or property, or attend an accredited school in Beverly Hills.
The Beverly Hills Public Library also accepts passport applications on behalf of the Department of State. For more information about applying for a passport at the library, call 310-288-2279. Passport photos are also available.