Temporary new library hours are in effect until further notice.


comic of a mom standing away from her husband and child. in pinks and blues
Marcia Melkonian, December 21, 2021

During the stay-at-home pandemic order, it became evident that mental health was an increasingly problematic issue. Being sequestered in their homes, teens would also be impacted by events in their domestic sphere. During this time, a worldwide trend became prominent: an upward spike in domestic violence.

Collage of empathy books
Jacob Lackner, May 14, 2020

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

librarians playing ukuleles
Jené Brown, September 26, 2019

For the first time, the Los Angeles Public Library invited all of its volunteers to a single recognition event at Central Library: Aloha after Dark.

sunrise graphic with book
Vi Ha, April 05, 2018

There is a strong cadre of teenagers that love the Central Library. Teens get the same wow factor of seeing the building and also thinking about how this space is built to store and share knowledge, learning, and books.