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

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department



poetry books on display

Nowruz - A New Day: Contemplating the Arrival of Spring

March 14, 2014


That come before the swallow dares, and take

The winds of March with beauty...

O, these I lack,

To make you garlands of… my sweet friend.

 - Perdita, Winter’s Tale (IV, 4)

Book Covers

Isaac Asimov: Exploring the Fields of Knowledge

December 10, 2013

How can we explore Los Angeles Public Library’s vast collection through the writings of a single author? Let’s talk about Isaac Asimov!

A baby doll is holding the book - The Little Prince in spanish - El Princito

Bonjour, Little Prince!

October 07, 2013

Walking around the Los Angeles Public Library, one may come across a bilingual quotation in Spanish and English by Alfonso Reyes: “No hay amigo tan complaciente como un libro.” “There is no friend more obliging than a book.” And when entering the library and walking into th