We are offering select services at 38 library locations, including Central Library.

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Los Angeles Public Library Response to COVID-19

As always, the health and safety of our patrons and staff is our priority. We are in constant communication with Mayor Garcetti, other city departments, local officials and health authorities.

We want to share the steps the library is taking to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff while still providing essential library services:

  • Beginning May 3, we will offer select in-person services at 38 library locations, including Central Library.
  • We are now fine-free, so during this time, no late fines will be assessed for overdue items.
  • Librarians are available to provide assistance through the web-based service, Ask a Librarian.
  • Our many digital services remain available 24/7 at lapl.org, including e-books and audiobooks; streaming TV, movie and music services; classes and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.
  • We created and will continue to update this resource page in English and Spanish with information about the COVID-19 virus and how to keep you and your loved ones safe.

You can stay updated on the library here on our website and following our social media accounts @lapubliclibrary.

Once again, your health and safety is of utmost importance, and we will evaluate and adjust as new information becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your continued understanding and support.

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