library staff wearing aprons and hats, standing behind a counter. image possibly form the 1930s
Tina Princenthal, July 09, 2020

¿Cuando reabrirá la Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles?

A drive-up COVID-19 testing site in Westwood.
Jacob Lackner, June 05, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library has to adapt to a different world.

Author's ebooks, music and tv show selections during the COVID-19 pandemic
Janice Batzdorff, June 02, 2020

When the library closed almost three months ago, I checked out eight books. I’ve finished two of them. This is unusual for someone who reads everywhere—in checkout lines, on the Metro, at Dodger Stadium, even during social gatherings to take a break from the extroverts. Maybe that’s the problem.

Books about plagues in fiction
Elizabeth Graney, May 26, 2020

In a world of 24-hour news cycles and constant social media updates, it can seem impossible to escape our current stressful reality. So voluntarily choosing to read even more about world-ending plagues and their effects on the human psyche may feel a bit morbid or sadistic.

Florence and Dexter at home
Kelly Wallace, May 15, 2020

History is more than government documents, statistical reports, and newspaper headlines. History isn’t just the chyrons running across the bottom of your television screen. It is the stories of everyday people.

Face shields made by 3D printing machines in LAPL's Octavia Lab.
Bob Timmermann, April 22, 2020

When the library's Octavia Lab opened in June of 2019, it was envisioned as a collaborative work-space for creatives, makers, and hobbyists.

e-books and magazines to guide and inspire your vision in work
Deborah Spector, April 17, 2020

The Lean Start-Up author Eric Ries defines a start-up as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty.

dog sleeping next to woman using library card and tablet computer
Madeline Peña, 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.

A family is using a tablet
Tina Lernø, 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.

dog sleeping next to woman using library card and tablet computer
Neale Stokes, 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.