Face masks are required in all City of Los Angeles facilities, including libraries.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Madeline Peña, Principal Librarian, Community Engagement and Outreach



Abdulrazak Gurnah illustration by Niklas Elmehed

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah

October 07, 2021

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2021 has been awarded to educator and author Abdulrazak Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents”.

Portrait of Marco Cortes

L.A. Libros Fest: Entrevista con Marco Cortes

September 23, 2020

Marco Cortes nació en Santiago de Chile. Desde el año 2000 vive en Seattle, Washington. Su música habla de las diferentes culturas de los pueblos latinoamericanos y en especial, la música para niños.

Portrait of Olga Loya

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Olga Loya

September 22, 2020

La narradora oral Olga Loya mezcla el español y el inglés para compartir cuentos tradicionales de América Latina, así como historias de su propia colorida experiencia de crecer en el este de Los Ángeles

portrait of ZIENCuentos

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With ZIENCuentos

September 20, 2020

ZIENCuentos es un cuentacuentos internacional, quien después de viajar por Suramérica​​, las Islas Canarias, Cuba, España y Francia, ahora recorre México con su mochila llena de cuentos e historias; gracias al boom que existe actualmente en el social media y a el live interacti

hispanic mom and dad use digital tablet to help with homeschool assignment for their pre-teen female student.

Home Library Resources for Students and Families

April 27, 2020

We are here to support students and families with their distance learning efforts. Remember, all LAUSD students are automatically assigned a Student Success Card and all Los Angeles residents can sign up for an e-card.

a librarian using a library photo as virtual background

Library Backgrounds for Your Next Zoom Meeting / Tu biblioteca como fondo de Zoom

April 14, 2020

Are you using Zoom to communicate with colleagues, family, and friends while staying safe at home? Here's a gallery of library photos you can display as virtual backgrounds during your next meeting.

dog sleeping next to woman using library card and tablet computer

La biblioteca digital te acompaña en casa

March 20, 2020

Aunque nuestras puertas están cerradas, la biblioteca digital siempre está abierta para ti. Con tu tarjeta de biblioteca puedes leer libros, ver películas o series de televisión, tomar una clase o aprender un idioma desde casa.

Two women celebrating with arms raised as they look at sunrise

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Start at the Library

January 02, 2020

A new year brings new opportunities. Let the library help you make and keep your New Year’s resolutions —without spending a dime. All you need is your library card.

Laura Lacámara

LA Libros Fest: Interview With Laura Lacámara

September 26, 2019

Cuban-American Laura Lacámara is the award-winning author and illustrator of Dalia’s Wondrous Hair, a bilingual picture book about a clever girl who transforms her unr