Celebrate With Us
Explore the path from the library’s humble beginnings in 1872 to present day Central Library and 72 neighborhood libraries.
Our Story is Yours Exhibit
An exhibition of images and objects of the library's history from its earliest days until now, which celebrates the story of Los Angeles through the lens of the library.
Share your library memories using this web-based storytelling platform to help collect and preserve the stories that connect us.
LAPL Institutional Archive
The Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Archive chronicles the library's history from its inception to the present day
Sesquicentennial Coloring Page
Enjoy this free printable coloring sheet for the library’s anniversary.
In collaboration with Gallery 1988, limited edition posters celebrating the library's 150th anniversary were created by graphic designers DKNG. Read all 150 titles featured on the poster.
Copies are available to purchase from The Library Store, while supplies last.