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Read Freely With Los Angeles Public Library

collage of banned book titles

The Los Angeles Public Library is making a selection of the most challenged books reported to the American Library Association available to anyone in the United States ages 13 and up.

Sign up below to access the titles.

If you live in the City of Los Angeles, sign up for our full service e-card to access the Library's entire collection. California residents may also obtain a full service Los Angeles Public Library card by visiting any of our locations.


Read Freely Card Application

Complete the online application below, and you will instantly receive your digital card number by email. .



Once you've submitted your application, visit the Read Freely Collection and enter your card number to start reading. You can also read on the Libby app, available for Android or iOS.

Please note that this card provides access exclusively to the Read Freely collection. Other online resources provided by the Los Angeles Public Library require a full service library card.

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