Face masks are required in all City of Los Angeles facilities, including libraries.

  1. "A Day of Poetry in Los Angeles, August 13." A group of multiethnic and multigender poets.
  2. "Los Angeles Libros Festival, September 23 - virtual, September 24- in person-virtual" Three multicultural children sitting in a palm tree.
  3. Something in Common: Central Library, Getty Gallery. May 7 through November 6

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We're offering in-person services at most library locations.

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Don’t have a library card? Get immediate access to our resources.

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Access to the library’s learning resources, including online homework help and research tools for students in grades K-12.

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Great ways to keep young minds active and learning.

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Read or listen to e-books, audiobooks, and even comics on almost any device or computer.

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Stream movies, TV and documentaries on your computer, mobile device, or TV.

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Stream songs, albums, and playlists. Listen to podcasts recorded live in our libraries.

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Check out digital copies of top magazines. Access newspapers from around the world.

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Subject information from journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, statistical resources, and more.

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Learn a new language, watch a video tutorial, or enroll in an online course.

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Access photographs, maps, and other rare and historical collections.

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