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The Art, Music, & Recreation Department


Located on Level Two (L2) of the Tom Bradley Wing: Department Map

Phone: (213) 228-7235 | Fax: (213) 228-7239 | E-mail (form)

Department Staff

Materials & Collections

Art department images

Art and Music includes materials in art, music and sports. The department is especially strong in the following areas: art history, gardening, architecture, decorative arts, crafts, fashion, artists, photography, music history, music biographies, sheet music and scores, film, dance and indoor and outdoor recreation and sports.

Research Guides

These guides have been prepared by Art, Music, & Recreation staff in order to assist you in conducting research on popular topics. A reference librarian can give you more detailed direction.

  1. Help with Finding Images
  2. Help with Finding Sheet Music
  3. Help with Finding Values for Collectibles


Art, Music & Recreation Databases

Art & Architecture of Central Library

Orchestrations Service

Phone number:  213-228-7231

Hours of operation:

  • Monday - Thursday: Noon -7:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  Noon - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:30pm