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  • Freegal Music Logo

    Streaming Music 24/7

    Now streaming music 24/7 from Freegal Music.  Along with your 5 free downloads a week, Freegal Music is now streaming their albums and songs every day, all day, for free.  No commercials to listen to, no interruptions!  All you need is a library card and you're set.

  • ARchive LAPL App

    Experience Central Library through augmented reality! Download the ARchive LAPL app and bring visual, video and 3D experiences to the rich art, architecture and collections of the historic Central Library.

  • Open for Business Sign

    Free Workshop: Doing Business in L.A.

    Are you a small business owner? Learn the basics of how to do business with the City of Los Angeles. Attend a free workshop this Thur., Nov. 6th from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Central Library’s Taper Auditorium. 

  • ARchive LAPL

    Learn about our partnership with USC to create the augmented reality app ARchive LAPL. Join us for a free panel discussion this Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mark Taper Auditorium.

  • Condé Nast magazines now available!

    Condé Nast magazines now available!

    Our digital magazines collection has just gotten better! We’re excited to announce the addition of Condé Nast magazines to Zinio

  • New DVD Policy

    New DVD Policy!

    You may now check out up to 4 entertainment DVDs for 4 days. Entertainment DVDs in our branch collections are also now available to be placed on hold using our online catalog.

  • Financial Planning Day

    Central Library

    Los Angeles Financial Planning Day at Central Library on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Four free workshops &  one-on-one consultations with a Certified Financial Planner.

    Flyer (PDF): English | Spanish

  • Sesame Street's Elmo to Visit Central Library Oct. 15

    Central Library

    Sesame Street's Elmo will make a special, free appearance at Central Library on Wed., Oct. 15, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. as part of the literacy-based "Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day" curriculum. The event will feature interactive experiences, like coloring and storytime, for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Please join us!

  • Image

    Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents Tales of the Comic Book Crack Down

    Central Library

    Special Event for Banned Books Week - September 21 - 27
    Free. Tickets/reservations required:
    Central Library - September 23, 7 p.m.

  • Notice of Consideration

    The Board of Library Commissioners is considering requests to dedicate the Woodland Hills Branch Meeting Room in honor of Marie Bougetz, a former librarian whose career spanned 29 years at the branch.

  • Election 2014 button

    Pros & Cons

    Learn the facts about the ballot measures you'll be voting on in November! This program series is presented by the League of Women Voters.

  • TechKiosk

    We now offer free laptops and tablets for use at Central Library!

  • Typewriter

    LAPL Writes

    New guide to the many resources we offer for our local author community.

  • ChallengeHER: Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting Event

    Central Library

    Presented by U.S. Small Business Administration, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and American Express OPEN.
    Wednesday, September 3   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Central Library

  • I Love My Librarian Award

    I Love My Librarian Award

    If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story. Nominate your favorite LAPL librarian to the I Love My Librarian Award!

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Clinic for First Time and Renewal Applicants

    Central Library

    Get Free Help on Applying for or Renewing DACA

    Find out if you are eligible
    Learn how to apply for DACA
    Renew your application

    Saturday, August 30th, 10:30am - 2:00pm, Central Library
    To RSVP please call (213) 978-0645

  • LAPL to Go Additions

    Our mobile app, "LAPL to Go", now offers hoopla streaming media integration. Get it at

    If you just want to look for a book or access your record to place holds, renew books, etc., don't forget the mobile version of the Enhanced Catalog. Just point your smartphone to


  • ComicsPlus

    ComicsPlus offers unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels, comic books and manga from virtually any device, tablet or PC.  Age range runs from kid-friendly early reader comics to action, crime and fantasy graphic novels for teens. Library card required for remote access.

  • The Library can put you in the driver's seat!

    The Library can put you in the driver's seat!

    If you want a driver license, get started at the Los Angeles Public Library.

  • Business plate

    Free Workshops: Doing Business in L.A.

    Learn the basics of small business entrepreneurship and how to legally start a business in Los Angeles.



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