Guide to the many resources LAPL offers for our local author community.
BiblioBoard features books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and documents as well as streaming audio and video content on a wide variety of topics. All content is available on an unlimited multi-user basis with no checkouts or returns. You can access BiblioBoard content from the web or various mobile devices using your library card number.
OverDrive offers downloadable e-Books, e-Audiobooks, and e-Videos. Additional software is required for all files. Most e-Media can be transferred to a portable device (Kindle now supported!). Patrons use their library card to check-out items.
e-Books from Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 are available to download and transfer to PCs, iOS devices and Android devices. These books use the bLio reader, which is available for download at the site, as well as the ePub format. Access is provided by your library card and a bLio account, which you can create after you log in with your card.
e-Audiobooks from Recorded Books available to download and transfer to selected devices. Patrons must do a one-time account setup using their library cards.
Online version of the multivolume Oxford English Dictionary Second and Third Editions as updated.
Index to adult fiction which takes place in California. Index can be searched by author, title, locale, decade in which the story takes place, and/or major characters.
Collection of original illustrations for children's books. Index to over 200 pieces in various media, representing some of the treasures of American children's book illustration, including pieces from more than twenty Caldecott Medal recipients.
Readers' advisory resource for adults that is prepared and maintained by Los Angeles Public Library Librarians.
Index to 110 large-format photos and architect renderings of the Central Library and branches. Call the Rare Books Department at (213) 228-7350 for an appointment to view the images.