The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

national library week

Illustration by local artist Ileana Hernandez shows how LAPL employees continue to serve our communities
Public Relations Office, April 19, 2020

This week is National Library Week! Although our library buildings are closed, you can still find your place at the library, because we’re always open online, with access to e-media, digital resources, virtual programming and more from home with your library card.


Los Angeles Public Library Traveling Branch in 1949
Tiffney Sanford, April 11, 2018

Today is National Bookmobile Day, a day to celebrate the contributions bookmobiles make to their communities. From 1949 to 2004, Los Angeles Public Library’s bookmobiles made a significant impact in the community by visiting lots of neighborhood schools, parks, and housing developments around the city.


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