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    e-Books Made Simple

    SimplyE makes it easier to browse, borrow and read library e-books. This app brings most of our e-book collections together in one place.

  • browsealoud logo

    Browsealoud

    This toolbar makes our website more accessible by providing speech, reading and translation support for users with print disabilities, dyslexia, low literacy, and mild visual impairments.

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    Alexa, ask hoopla…

    hoopla now supports Amazon Alexa. Play borrowed audiobooks and music albums directly on the Amazon Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show devices.

  • Colorful flowers and a road sign that read "road closed"

    Downtown Traffic Alert

    Weekend closures of Flower St. and 6th St. near Central Library began in July and will continue for several months. When necessary, use Grand Ave. to access the parking garage.

  • mobile devices and overdrive app

    OverDrive Magazines

    Digital magazines are now available on OverDrive. The collection includes OK!, HGTV Magazine, O, ESPN, The Atlantic, Popular Science, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest and many other popular publications.

  • World Cup Reads

    Are you excited for the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Here are some of the best books on soccer to keep you reading between matches.

  • blue and purple books

    Summer Author Series

    Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with children's and teen authors at your library.

  • photograph #77 from Robert Weingarten's 6:30 A.M. series

    Focus on Infinity

    For the large-scale photographs in this exhibition, Robert Weingarten established a single viewpoint, looking southeast over Santa Monica Bay.

  • dollar sign icon

    April is Financial Literacy Month

    Take control of your financial well-being at the library. Get informed, get empowered, and make your money work for you.

  • book to action logo

    Book to Action

    Studio City is engaging readers in community service by making and donating animal beds as part of their Book to Action project.

  • vintage TV icon

    The Industry in Our Backyard

    This exhibit showcases exclusive behind-the-scenes images of the T.V. industry at work in Los Angeles, spanning from the 1940s to the 1980s.

  • tai chi symbol

    Classic Tai Chi

    Tai Chi is often described as "meditation in motion." Exercise your mind and body with free classic Tai Chi classes at Central Library and Chinatown.

  • illustration of a newspaper

    Journalism and Fake News

    Our librarian-curated list of web resources on Journalism and Fake News.

  • Louise Redding McClain

    Getting Respect: An Oral History

    Louise Redding McClain is a retired librarian and the sister of Otis Redding. In this oral history video, she shares many fascinating stories about her family.

  • robot graphic from YALSA's teen teen week

    Teen Tech Month

    This year's theme, Libraries are for Creating, encourages teens to take advantage of all the great STEAM tools offered through the library.

  • detail from the big read logo showing a book icon

    The Big Read

    The Big Read encourages communities to rediscover the joy of reading by selecting one annual work of literature to read citywide and on which to focus cultural events and activities. 

  • America Saves logo and slogan: start small, think big

    America Saves Week

    America Saves Week is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action.

  • detail from a tax form

    Free Income Tax Preparation

    We have partnered with the AARP Tax Foundation, CSULA, CSUN, and UCLA to provide free income tax preparation at selected libraries. English | Español

  • LA Made logo in orange and pink

    New LA Made Season

    LA Made is a cultural series featuring free music, dance, theater, and conversations with local entertainers at libraries throughout the City.

  • Exhibit logo

    Extension of PST: LA/LA Exhibition

    In response to the overwhelming success of Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A., the murals in the Central Library’s Rotunda will remain through August 31, 2018. 

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