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.
Group and Book Club Tours
Schedule a group tour for your group of 8 or more. To schedule a tour or for more information, email your requested dates to email@example.com or call 213-228-7168 for in-person tours or firstname.lastname@example.org for virtual tours via Zoom. A group tour requires at least four weeks’ advance notice.
To book a class visit for students in preschool through Grade 5, please call 213-228-7250 or email email@example.com. Visit Group Visits for more information.
Ofrecemos visitas guiadas a la Biblioteca Central en español para grupos de 8 personas o más. Escríbenos a firstname.lastname@example.org o llama al teléfono 213-228-7168 para más información.
The docents are currently seeking volunteers to join our vibrant docent community. Learn more here about our fall training to become a Central Library docent.