All libraries are closed until further notice. No late fines will be assessed for overdue items, and you can return materials when libraries reopen. Learn more.
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Books made to film adaptations
Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, April 3, 2020

Movie theaters may be closed and many films delayed, but fear not! There is an abundance of book to film adaptations to be found on Kanopy,...


Sepulveda becomes a lonely road, [1963]. Valley Times Collection

Sad Soli-Tunes Playlist to Listen to at Home

Glen Creason, Librarian III, History & Genealogy Department, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.―Henry David Thoreau

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Daring Women: On Foot, on a Camel, in the Sky, on a Bicycle...

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As Women’s History Month ends, we would like to offer you a few e-books and e-audiobooks about intrepid, adventurous women who traveled for the sheer joy of doing something different, to escape from others, to see the world, or to take on a challenge.

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Explore a World of Online Music With Your Library Card

Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian, Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library, Thursday, March 26, 2020

“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” ―Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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La biblioteca digital te acompaña en casa

Madeline Peña, Senior Librarian, Digital Content Team, Friday, March 20, 2020

Aunque nuestras puertas están cerradas, la biblioteca digital siempre está abierta para ti. Con tu tarjeta de biblioteca puedes leer libros, ver películas o series de televisión, tomar una clase o aprender un idioma desde casa.

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Read, Watch and Learn for Free at Home With the Library

Neale Stokes, Librarian III, Digital Content Team, Friday, March 20, 2020

Although our buildings are closed, we’re still open online. You can read books, watch movies and TV shows, take a class, or learn a language from home with your library card.

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Ten Library Resources for Families & Kids to Access From Home

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, March 19, 2020

While all Los Angeles Public Library locations are physically closed, you can still access our online resources. All LAUSD students are automatically assigned a Student Success Card.

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Frequently Asked Questions? The Library Has the Answers

Tina Princenthal, Senior Librarian, InfoNow, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

When will the Los Angeles Public Library reopen?

In accordance with actions being taken Citywide to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Central Library and all 72 branches are currently closed until further notice.

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Tenemos las respuestas a tus preguntas frecuentes

Tina Princenthal, Senior Librarian, InfoNow, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

¿Cuando volverá a abrir la Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles?

La Biblioteca Central y las 72 bibliotecas sucursales están cerradas hasta nuevo aviso, como medida para prevenir la propagación del virus COVID-19.

Author Sarah Gailey

Interview With an Author: Sarah Gailey

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sarah Gailey came onto the scene in 2015 and has since become one of the sharpest, funniest voices in pop culture online. They are a regular contributor to multiple websites, including Their nonfiction has appeared in Mashable and The Boston Globe.

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We Read Together: Fairy Tales and Folklore

Neale Stokes, Librarian III, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Each month, our children's librarians put together a list of the best books on a theme. In our first episode of We Read Together, we get a visit from Ms.