Central Library and all 72 branch libraries are closed until further notice. More Info.
During this time no late fines will be assessed for overdue items, and patrons can return materials when libraries reopen.


You will need an LAPL library card to use these if you are not at the library:

Britannica School

This digital resource is a three-part multi-subject encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Brittannica Escolar

The Spanish version of Britannica School.

Kids InfoBits

Magazine and newspaper articles for kids in grades K to 5 on all kinds of topics.

World Book Encyclopedia

One-stop shopping for any information you need.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

Lots of information on more than 1,200 endangered and threatened species.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

17 online volumes packed with animal information.

Social Studies Fact Cards

Information on California Indians, missions, explorers, governors and general history.

Access Science

Articles, videos and more on all major scientific topics


Great information and videos for kids and teens.

Science in Context

Plenty of intriguing information on science and scientists.

Culturegrams Kids Edition

Offers short reports, including maps, flags and more, about almost every country in the world.

Daily Life Through History

From 10,000 BC to the present.

World Factbook

Created and maintained by the C.I.A.

Live Homework Help

Live online tutoring from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day

Students (and parents!) can get help in math, science, English, social studies and writing. Professionally trained and experienced tutors work online with students in grades K-12 The student and tutor communicate in a virtual classroom with chat and two-way white boards.