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Central Library

Central Library Exterior
Address:
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone:
213-228-7000
Email:
Contact form
Librarian:
Kren Malone, Director

Hours of Service

Mon: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tues: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Weds: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thurs: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events at Central Library
Gardening closeup plants
September 24, 2022 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Composting for Healthy Soil:Join us for a presentation from community based non-profit, LA Compost as we learn what composting is, how...

Central Library's Maguire Gardens
September 24, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Take an hour-long Zoom tour through the Los Angeles Central Library's gardens. Your docent guide will share slides, videos and stories...

Members of Baila Baila playing instruments.
September 24, 2022 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Levántate y baila con este concierto bilingüe interactivo para familias. Con una energía contagiosa, el programa musical de Baila Baila...

Daniel A. Olivas and his book How to Date a Flying Mexican
September 24, 2022 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Los Angeles-based author, poet, and playwright Daniel A. Olivas will speak about his latest book How to Date a Flying Mexican: New and...

Los Angeles Libros Festival 2022
September 24, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Hora de cuentos presentada por REFORMA para niños de edades preescolares y en kinder.
Este programa es parte de Los Ángeles Libros Festival...

Los Angeles Libros Festival 2022
September 24, 2022 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de crear collages abstractos con palabras o frases que se encuentran en los letreros y tiendas de...

Los Angeles Libros Festival 2022
September 24, 2022 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de crear un rompecabezas tridimensional con pequeñas cajas de cartón con las ilustraciones de...

Los Angeles Libros Festival 2022
September 24, 2022 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Acompaña al Barrio Mobile Art Studio (BMAS) de Self Graphics & Art para aprender la reproducción gráfica utilizando plantillas heachas...

Los Angeles Libros Festival 2022
September 24, 2022 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de hacer un botón con arte prefabricado o arte creado por ellos mismos.
Este programa es parte de...

Los Angeles Libros Festival 2022
September 24, 2022 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Personal del zoológico de Los Ángeles nos acompañarán para compartir información del zoológico, artefactos de animales, y juegos...



What We're Reading


Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
September 22, 2022
By Sheryn Morris, Librarian
Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled. It is the mission and responsibility of... Continued
September 22, 2022
By Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian
A native of Colombia, Nathalia moved to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music and later began her career as a music therapist and early childhood music educator. Since 2012, she has recorded... Continued
September 21, 2022
By Guest Blogger
During the pandemic, I had a lot of extra free time. So I ended up watching a lot of TV, and through some of the darker moments of the pandemic, these five sitcoms brightened up my day. The stressful... Continued
September 21, 2022
By Llyr Heller, Librarian
Award-winning author, bilingual parenting expert/mentor, speaker, writer, podcast host, IG Live host, and parenting influencer. She is the author of four parenting books, published in English and in... Continued

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Meeting Rooms

The Literature & Fiction (Upper Level 3) and Business Department (Lower Level 1) have glass-enclosed meeting rooms available for use.

Guidelines

  • Meeting Room hours
    Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Sunday: 1 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sign ups on the hour or half hour
  • Must have a valid library card
  • Reservations must be made in person, day of and up to one day in advance
  • Two hours per floor per patron
  • Water allowed. No food or drink
  • Three or more people required for large (6 chair) rooms
  • Furniture and chairs must not be moved
  • Dry erase markers and erasers available upon request
  • All library rules apply: Patrons in violation of library rules may be refused service.

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