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Come write in at Central Library

Welcome to LAPL Writes, our guide to the Los Angeles Public Library's many resources for our local author community. Take a look at what the Library has to offer and find useful advice on everything from overcoming writer's block to getting your work published.

Book Lists

A great selection of books on...

  • General Writing Advice
  • Screenwriting
  • Editing and Publishing
  • More
Online Resources

The Library provides 24/7 access to...

  • Online Classes
  • Databases
  • Suggested Weblinks
  • More

LAPL is partnering with Library Journal to offer this opportunity for you to reach a wider audience with your e-book.

Submission Policy

Have you written a book?  See our instructions for submitting your title for the Library's consideration. 


Check out ...

  • ALOUD lecture series
  • Writing Groups
  • Open Mics
  • Author Talks
Submission Policy

Discover a great new author before they make it big! Read self-published e-books submitted through the SELF-e program at LAPL and other public libraries throughout California.

SELF-e Select Seal Local Author Spotlight

Sylvie Fox

Sylvie Fox, author of Don’t Judge Me and The Good Enough Husband

Nancy MC Young

Nancy Young, author of Strum

Pamela DuMond

Pamela DuMond, author of Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys