Libraries in Los Angeles


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Cahuenga Branch Library

Address: 4591 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

Main Phone: (323) 664-6418

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Latitude: 34.0910405

Longitude: -118.28896

Did you know that Cahuenga Branch Library rates 3.9/5 based on 40 total ratings?

Reviews for Cahuenga Branch Library

Camila Barillas

Camila Barillas

5/5

a month ago

I love it because the staff are so nice and there is not slit of people in the library🙂

Martha Villegas Beith

Martha Villegas Beith

5/5

2 months ago

Great library, small and quaint with all the necessary things. Books, computers, copiers and good library help!

Laurel Clark

Laurel Clark

5/5

6 months ago

Small but mighty library branch!
I put things on hold and pick them up from this branch.
Everyone is friendly and helpful.
Once you have your library card, you also have access to the digital library with TONS of digital materials! That’s one of my favorite parts.


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Chinatown Branch Library

Address: 639 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Main Phone: (213) 620-0925

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Latitude: 34.0606648

Longitude: -118.2410699

Did you know that Chinatown Branch Library rates 3.7/5 based on 38 total ratings?

Reviews for Chinatown Branch Library

Stacey Ramirez

Stacey Ramirez

4/5

a month ago

Workers are super friendly and helpful. The environment is clean, appropriately quiet, and with essential resources (printers, scanners, copiers). A really nice neighborhood library

Rixxo Xové

Rixxo Xové

1/5

5 months ago

It says theyre open. I go there physically and its CLOSED

Carlos Ramos

Carlos Ramos

5/5

3 years ago

This is my local public library. I am constantly there picking up my books and dvds as well. I am so happy how convenient it is and how I value the staff working there. They are great and thankful for keeping the community interested in reading and welcoming all people.

LA library office cleaning happens thanks to local owned businesses like Express Business Cleaning Services.


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Edendale Branch Library

Address: 2011 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

Main Phone: (213) 207-3000

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Latitude: 34.0782497

Longitude: -118.2623767

Did you know that Edendale Branch Library rates 4.6/5 based on 44 total ratings?

Reviews for Edendale Branch Library

Mateo Adams

Mateo Adams

4/5

2 months ago

Not related to the library but to the City #COVID testing site next to it on Reservoir Street.

Requirements for walk ups:
A bar code scan app on your phone for a link to direct you to a Curative sign up link and your insurance card if you have insurance (no told to you) without your card number you want be able to proceed if you’re honest or just select “No insurance”.
No one will tell you where to walk ins are to sign/scan in, it’s to the right of the entrance hanging on the fence.

Scott Pactor

Scott Pactor

5/5

6 months ago

I love this library, confusingly located squarely in Echo Park, whereas the Echo Park branch is confusingly located smack dab in the middle of Historic Filipinotown. I used to pick up all my holds there, they are kept right in front and you can see them sitting there. Like all LA libraries it always seems occupied entirely by the unhoused using the internet but they try to show movies for kids and do stuff like that. Try the Cafe around the corner!

Sara Robledo Lucas

Sara Robledo Lucas

5/5

2 years ago

The staff here is great and very friendly, they are always willing to help and share recommendations. I love this local branch, they have been doing a great job of providing culturally relevant books and their new book sections always surprises me.


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Pico Union Branch Library

Address: 1030 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90006, USA

Main Phone: (213) 368-7545

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Latitude: 34.0509429

Longitude: -118.2800853

Did you know that Pico Union Branch Library rates 4/5 based on 67 total ratings?

Reviews for Pico Union Branch Library

Yazid Hernandez

Yazid Hernandez

5/5

2 weeks ago

Nice selection of books. Quite small and usually empty.

VALERIA CHANG

VALERIA CHANG

5/5

5 months ago

Me and my brother love this library its nice chill and clean when you enter.We love to read all the books but to be honest we dont have a problem with it but one things is the bathroom i will say and every time there is this wierd guy sitting at the table and stares at me and has a sign but either than that we love the library

Amy Wong

Amy Wong

5/5

4 months ago

Staff is nice and helpful.


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Los Angeles Central Library

Address: 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

Main Phone: (213) 228-7000

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Latitude: 34.0503538

Longitude: -118.2555244

Did you know that Los Angeles Central Library rates 4.5/5 based on 549 total ratings?

Reviews for Los Angeles Central Library

Alex Q

Alex Q

5/5

3 weeks ago

Awesome! One of the librarians (I hope that is the correct term) asked if I needed help. I mentioned that we were just looking and it was our first time there. Holy underpants, it was her time to shine! She spent 20+ minutes chatting my girlfriend and I up about the place. Forgot her name but she was super helpful.
Take time to check it out.

Bill Nicolow

Bill Nicolow

5/5

3 months ago

When I was growing up in Los Angeles area I spent so many hours year round in this fantastic library. I used it for many purposes and all were very successful: 1. school work research 2. ancestry studies 3. newspaper archives 4. potential career research articles and technical books. 5. Just relaxing with a novel and enjoying the beauty of the library. P.S. I narrowed down my career choices to about 35 different occupations. The one I always rejected (engineering) was oddly enough the one I fulfilled successfully in a life long career.

Jeff Boberg

Jeff Boberg

5/5

2 months ago

Great building and great history. It is an urban library, so keep that in mind before you show up and talk about how dirty it is. The library has coexisted with the increasing homeless population for the last bit of forever


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Felipe De Neve Branch Library

Address: 2820 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA

Main Phone: (213) 384-7676

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Latitude: 34.0633129

Longitude: -118.2839711

Did you know that Felipe De Neve Branch Library rates 4.5/5 based on 40 total ratings?

Reviews for Felipe De Neve Branch Library

Andrew Fierro

Andrew Fierro

5/5

4 months ago

The staff is very friendly always hosting different events and they have killer Halloween decoration’s .

Paul Storvold

Paul Storvold

5/5

2 months ago

Very quiet library

Phillip Lee

Phillip Lee

4/5

11 months ago

The library building is closed, but I’ve confirmed with LAPL that books can be returned/dropped off at this location. 10/28/2020


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Echo Park Branch Library

Address: 1410 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

Main Phone: (213) 250-7808

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Latitude: 34.0672192

Longitude: -118.257239

Did you know that Echo Park Branch Library rates 4.4/5 based on 24 total ratings?

Reviews for Echo Park Branch Library

Donald Smith

Donald Smith

5/5

3 months ago

I really enjoyed my visit to this branch. Big selection of comics and the facilities were clean.

Mary Ann Fay-Lee

Mary Ann Fay-Lee

5/5

3 years ago

LOVE going there with. my 2 kids.

Felipe Hernandez

Felipe Hernandez

5/5

a year ago

Good 👍

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

Address: 2200 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA

Main Phone: (323) 263-6901

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Latitude: 34.0440398

Longitude: -118.2122258

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin Branch Library rates 4.2/5 based on 48 total ratings?

Reviews for Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

Ethel Parker

Ethel Parker

4/5

a year ago

THIS LIBRARY IS AMAZING. Yes, I admit, I am the kind of person that visits public library branches when I travel. Not all public libraries, mind you. But the great ones. A lot of people visit Los Angeles’s main public library, but I’m not sure as many people think to visit Los Angeles’s. They should!!!

jeanne msjeannes

jeanne msjeannes

4/5

2 years ago

This library is great. They have lots of programs too. I came to study and write. Ample space for both. Available bathrooms too, and artwork throughout. Beautiful place. There is a soft search of your bags going in (and out I think too) for security. Not a problem for me. Very helpful staff

Brian Wangenheim

Brian Wangenheim

1/5

2 years ago

It is an okay library, it is often loud, and homeless are frequently outside or come inside, staff chats a lot. It is a typical library, I recommend going to a different library. Not very family friendly.


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Cypress Park Branch Library

Address: 1150 Cypress Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA

Main Phone: (323) 224-0039

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Latitude: 34.0944557

Longitude: -118.2274469

Did you know that Cypress Park Branch Library rates 4.5/5 based on 22 total ratings?

Reviews for Cypress Park Branch Library

Marc Cram

Marc Cram

4/5

2 months ago

No books for sale. Roomy

No Noise

No Noise

5/5

3 weeks ago

Very helpful employees

Martin Lopez

Martin Lopez

5/5

4 months ago

Good to b back


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Little Tokyo Branch Library

Address: 203 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Main Phone: (213) 612-0525

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Latitude: 34.050195

Longitude: -118.2436446

Did you know that Little Tokyo Branch Library rates 4.3/5 based on 35 total ratings?

Reviews for Little Tokyo Branch Library

Simone Zienna

Simone Zienna

1/5

2 months ago

The library itself and the staff are both great. Unfortunately, they let anyone one in no matter how intoxicated they are.
A guy visually on something wondered from chair to chair until he finally pulled out a pipe of you can imagine what, and took a hit right across my computer station. No one from staff told him anything!
And he was not the only one like that.
I’d say if you don’t plan on staying inside for too long definitely visit it, otherwise if you’re looking for a place to read or study you’re better off/safe going somewhere else.

Mia Austin Hayes - Elmore

Mia Austin Hayes – Elmore

4/5

3 months ago

Service was excellent after the epidemic break from daily hour’s. Clean area and quite , too!

Azhar Gulzar

Azhar Gulzar

3/5

10 months ago

Its a small but easy to.aceess located in main down town. Five PCs usually no rush some time awsitng in a queue for ur turn. One small hall, as I experienced one writer berry lancet book ceremony was held


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Public Health Library

Address: 313 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Main Phone: (213) 240-7780

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Latitude: 34.0598179

Longitude: -118.2492466

Did you know that Public Health Library rates 3.7/5 based on 3 total ratings?

Reviews for Public Health Library

Nikki Jones

Nikki Jones

1/5

a month ago

They don’t answer phone calls or emails. If you need help this is not the library that will help with research.

Ever Monrroy

Ever Monrroy

5/5

3 years ago

Right here you can application for certified copy of birth record.

Krysten Thomas

Krysten Thomas

5/5

4 years ago


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Lincoln Heights Branch Library

Address: 2530 Workman St, Los Angeles, CA 90031, USA

Main Phone: (323) 226-1692

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Latitude: 34.0761642

Longitude: -118.2140063

Did you know that Lincoln Heights Branch Library rates 4.4/5 based on 41 total ratings?

Reviews for Lincoln Heights Branch Library

GO CarpetCleaning

GO CarpetCleaning

5/5

in the last week

Great place. Street parking available most of the time. Green area too.

antonio sosa

antonio sosa

5/5

3 weeks ago

Great place. Clean and helpful staff.

Manuel Vazquez

Manuel Vazquez

5/5

4 months ago

This is one of my Favorite place get borrow and read books

Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library

Address: 803 Spence St, Los Angeles, CA 90023, USA

Main Phone: (323) 268-4710

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Latitude: 34.0276649

Longitude: -118.1982653

Did you know that Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library rates 4.6/5 based on 32 total ratings?

Reviews for Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library

Maria Ximena

Maria Ximena

5/5

2 months ago

Great library with good resources. Computer access. The head librarian, Lupita is wonderful!

Frank MacGyver

Frank MacGyver

5/5

3 months ago

Super quiet and clean here. I almost had the whole place to myself. Great place to read or use the computers for one hour a day.

RMC Carrillo

RMC Carrillo

5/5

7 months ago

Awesome spot.

Martin Luther King Jr. Library at LACC

Address: 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

Main Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2406

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Latitude: 34.0892277

Longitude: -118.2926568

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. Library at LACC rates 4.3/5 based on 15 total ratings?

Reviews for Martin Luther King Jr. Library at LACC

Gio Tavanlar IV

Gio Tavanlar IV

1/5

a year ago

Warning to visitors: This library is primarily for students. So when u visit this spacious facility on a uncomfortably hot, weekday morning to use one of their many computer workstations, be prepared to (1) realize how vast this place is when there are very few people inside and (2) be told while u ask for a guest pass that the nearest library you can use is “that nice brick structure two blocks away. This place is for students.”

Silver Swan

Silver Swan

4/5

3 years ago

Open at convenient times, not very crowded. Unfortunately there is a homelessness problem right outside. Some are rather verbal.

Mark M.

Mark M.

5/5

4 years ago

great collection | attentive staff | beautiful building | fitting memorial to Dr. King


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Doheny Memorial Library

Address: 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

Main Phone: (213) 740-2543

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Latitude: 34.020169

Longitude: -118.2837009

Did you know that Doheny Memorial Library rates 4.8/5 based on 23 total ratings?

Reviews for Doheny Memorial Library

Dunson Kamau

Dunson Kamau

5/5

5 months ago

Super!
Lightning Fast Secure WiFi
Appropriate A/C
Sweetness and Light [Natural] Multiple Desk Charging Outlets
Leather Armchairs

Akash Sareen

Akash Sareen

5/5

9 months ago

So beautiful — Best library at USC

pureum kim

pureum kim

4/5

4 years ago

Use to study here often. Real nice ambience. Can get crowded but still a nice place to study. Also, nice place to pictures.


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J. Thomas McCarthy Library

Address: 10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

Main Phone: (213) 477-2750

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Latitude: 34.0313394

Longitude: -118.2767915

Did you know that J. Thomas McCarthy Library rates 5/5 based on 4 total ratings?

Reviews for J. Thomas McCarthy Library

Jm Domanay

Jm Domanay

5/5

2 years ago

Great place to study. Try to get nice spot with small portable desk. Staff friendly. Studying History of Medicine.

Linlin Wei

Linlin Wei

5/5

2 years ago

Great place for studying.

Patrick Cantwell

Patrick Cantwell

5/5

3 years ago