Visit Los Angeles Public Library's historic Central Library. Enjoy the art and architecture of the 1926 Bertram Goodhue Building with its distinctive sphinxes and rooftop pyramid. Wander through the 1993 Tom Bradley Wing, designed by architect Norman Pfeiffer, and gaze at the 8-story atrium with its whimsical chandeliers. Learn about the library's comprehensive collections. All tours are free.
In-person Docent-led Art and Architecture Tours of the historic Central Library and the McGuire Garden Tours of Central Library have resumed on a limited schedule. Please see the Upcoming Tours section below for the dates and times of all tours. Meet your docent in the Main Lobby in front of the Library Store. Tours are one hour in length.
Special Group Tours
Want to schedule a special tour for your group or book club? The minimum group size is 8 or more. To schedule a tour, or for more information, email your requested dates to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-228-7168 for in-person tours or email@example.com for virtual tours via Zoom.
Central Library is not currently taking applications for docent volunteers.