Facilities and Rates
The following fee schedule shall apply to private individuals and other organizations who wish to use the library’s facilities and grounds. The basic fee must be paid prior to use.
Facility Use Fee is based on a minimum four-hour period. Use in excess of a four-hour period will be negotiated with the applicant. Upon application, hours for use will be determined.
a. Branch Library Meeting Room $ 250.00
b. Branch Parking Lot $ 300.00
c. Branch Library $ 1,500.00
d. Central Library Meeting Rooms and Event Locations
Atrium Landings $2,500.00
Mark Taper Auditorium $2,500.00
Mark Taper Auditorium Lobby $ 200.00
Children's Courtyard $ 750.00
Flora L. Thornton Courtyard $1,000.00
Board Room $ 750.00
Meeting Room L420 $ 200.00
Meeting Room A $ 300.00
Meeting Room B $ 300.00
Lodrick M. Cook Rotunda $2,500.00
e. Depending on the scope of the event, a refundable damage deposit of $5,000 to $100,000.00 may be required for use of any of the venues.
Additional Staff Fees
Staff fees may include additional security, custodial and librarian assistance. Personnel requirements will be determined on application for room use. There is a four hour minimum for all personnel except for Event Attendant Services.
a. Event Attendant Services $ 35.00 per hour
b. Security Personnel $ 54.00 per hour (rate determined by LAPD Security Services Division)
c. Librarian $ 50.00 per hour
d. Special Events Coordinator $ 70.00 per hour
e. Audio Visual Technical Services $ 70.00 per hour
f. Custodial Services $ 35.00 per hour
g. Building Engineer $ 65.00 per hour
Equipment Rental Rates
Price list is available with facility rental information packet.
Filming, Taping, and Commercial Photography on Library Property
The Los Angeles Public Library allows its sites to be used for motion picture and television productions as long as the filming of taping does not interfere with the ability of the public to use the library. All use must conform to the other conditions of facility use and the necessary permits from the Los Angeles Film Office must be obtained. In 2006, the Mayor and City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting the charge of filming fees for motion picture, television and still photography productions. However, fees for the use of library personnel during filming or photography will continue to be charged. Personnel rates are listed above. Additionally, depending on the scope of the project, a security deposit ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 may be charged.
Branch Libraries with Meeting Rooms