The Los Angeles Public Library is a member of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program and assists the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in disseminating patent and trademark information to the public.
In the Science, Technology, and Patents Department at Central Library we offer computerized searching of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Library users perform their own searches. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask library staff for instructions on use. Use of intellectual property databases is free, but printing is $.25 per page. We also have collections in print and microfilm. During regular library hours, we provide some assistance by telephone at 213-228-7220. If you need help, submit a request through Book-A-Librarian
Other Patent and Trademark Resource Centers
Los Angeles Public Library is one of over eighty U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (formerly Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries) located throughout the United States. These libraries assist the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in disseminating patent and trademark information. Other Patent Resource Centers in California are:
- California State Library, Sacramento
- Orbach Science Library, University of California, Riverside
- San Diego Public Library
- San Jose Public Library