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.
Todas las bibliotecas están cerradas hasta nuevo aviso. Más información.

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Tina Princenthal, Senior Librarian, InfoNow

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Frequently Asked Questions? The Library Has the Answers

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

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.

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You Can DIY: Book-Inspired Kids’ Costumes for Halloween

October 23, 2019

A nightmare more terrifying than you can imagine…the party supply store on the eve of Halloween! The hordes of customers, the cries and screams of fitting-room meltdowns, flimsy costumes at horrifyingly high prices!

Color postcard of California Alligator Farm, in Los Angeles [ca.1911]

Bring the Kids! Fun at the California Alligator Farm

July 23, 2019

Before Mickey and his Magic Kingdom, there was Billie the Alligator and his reptilian pals at the California Alligator Farm.