InfoNow | Los Angeles Public Library

All libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

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“When you've got a question, we've got an answer.”

Phone: (213) 228-7272  |  Fax: (213) 228-7369  |  E-mail (form)

Service Hours:

Mondays10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesdays10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesdays10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursdays10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays10:00 am - 5:30 pm


InfoNow provides quick answers to commonly asked questions about the library and many other topics.

Try InfoNow for:

  • Business addresses and phone numbers
  • Associations
  • Manufacturers
  • Spelling, definitions or grammar
  • Sports information
  • Math or science formulas
  • Historical or biographical facts
  • Government officials' names and addresses

Staff can also refer callers to specialized subject departments for more in-depth assistance.

Services are available by:

  • Telephone (213) 228-7272   
    Most questions answered in 3-5 minutes.
  • Fax (213) 228-7369   
    Most responses provided by close of the following business day, excluding weekends. Be sure to include your name, fax number or address, and your question.
  • E-mail (form) 
    Response provided within 36-48 hours (excluding weekends). 
  • IM   
    AOL AIM: Asklapl   
    Yahoo!: Asklapl  
  • Text
    Text us at 66746 and start your question with AskLAPL. Example: AskLAPL What time do you close tonight? Press send & wait for your answer. Responses to text message questions will be provided Monday through Friday between 10 am and 5:30 pm. Save the number 66746 in your contacts for future use.

    Questions regarding your library account cannot be resolved through messaging services. Please call us for assistance with your account.