Address: 630 W 5th St, Downtown LA, CA
Who knew that Downtown LA was home to one of the largest libraries in the United States, spanning over 536,000 square feet across eight academic floors.
As for the Central Library itself, top sights to see are the 2nd floor Rotunda, massive Atrium wing, Taper Auditorium, Maguire Gardens, and Library Store. To take a free guided tour, inquire ahead of time with a docent.
Fun fact – did you know your library card gets you access to thousands of free movies on Kanopy – a streaming platform with one of the largest collections in the world. Sign up by entering your library card number and PIN (the last four digits of the phone number associated with your library card).
See full list of E-Media and Digital Content for additional offerings.
For hours of operation and more info, please visit www.lapl.org/branches/central-library.
These photos were taken July 2021. Click to enlarge.