Collections & Resources
Access the library's wealth of print and electronic resources using the links below, or contact a librarian for assistance.
Over 6 million books, audiobooks, periodicals, DVDs and CDs to check out!
Up-to-date subject information from journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, statistical resources and more.
Over 80,000 photographs, with emphasis on Southern California history.
Maps, posters, bookplates and other visual materials.
We offer a wide range of downloadable e-Media to our patrons, including e-Books, e-Audiobooks, e-Videos and mp3 music downloads.
Book Reviews and book lists by our librarians, as well as our new and popular titles.
Librarian-chosen Web sites we use for answering questions. Also, links to the most popular Web search engines.
Indexes maintained by LAPL's own librarians covering everything from autographs to cookery and obituaries to the theatre.
Written by staff to acquaint library users with available resources in the various subject departments at Central Library.
Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library is a depository site for government information.