All Library facilities will close at 5pm on New Year's Eve, December 31st.
All Library facilities will be closed New Year's Day, January 1st.
Looking for something special to do this holiday season? Check out our calendar of free holiday programs!
Need health coverage? Get free help enrolling in a Covered California plan at our libraries!
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.
The Aquila Theatre will be at Central Library Nov. 15-16 as part of its YOU STORIES program. You're invited to participate in the Aquila Warrior Chorus Acting Workshop on Sat., Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. The next day on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., join us for a staged reading of selections from the works of Homer. FREE ADMISSION.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) at our libraries!
Our digital magazines collection has just gotten better! We’re excited to announce the addition of Condé Nast magazines to Zinio.
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.
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.
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!
Special Event for Banned Books Week - September 21 - 27
Free. Tickets/reservations required: http://bannedcomicsshowlapl.bpt.me/
Central Library - September 23, 7 p.m.
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.
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.
We now offer free laptops and tablets for use at Central Library!
New guide to the many resources we offer for our local author community.
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.
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!