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Los Angeles Central Library

630 W 5th St, Free Tours Daily, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2002
+1 213-228-7000
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630 W 5th St, Free Tours Daily, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2002
+1 213-228-7000
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

It really is a space worth seeing - especially the magnificent Children's room and special exhibitions - it is grand in the way that you expect a library to be grand!

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Our LAPL experience was so interesting. We took a guided tour, learning about both the new and old architecture and feeling so appreciative of how knowledgeable our guide was. We did a bit of research and marveled at the collections. If you go on a...More

Thank terrieerlich
Reviewed 25 March 2013

The library has a unique architecture which is good for photography. I was quite surprised to see a lot of homeless people in the park outside the building as I visited early in the morning. Didnt has a chance to explore inside the building. :D

Thank iwid25
Reviewed 20 March 2013 via mobile

Much more than I spected, must see definitely. Not only you can enjoy reading but also play xbox or use computer.

Thank Alberto Z
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I arrived around noon at the LA Central Library and saw that there would be a Tour in half an hour. Decided to join, see around and learn a bit about its history. It was quite informative; the tour guide was very nice and ready...More

Thank Krisztina90
Reviewed 13 March 2013

The library was cool in a way because of all the on site filming done there, however due to the over population of homeless living in the city, the smells are less than desrable. There was even a shoot going on on one side of...More

Thank monmouthprof
Reviewed 7 March 2013

always worth popping your head in to see this piece of history! even if you only have ten minutes it is worth it as the atmosphere is always nice

Thank Lisa Anne K
Reviewed 28 February 2013

I enjoy exploring big city libraries. The set the tone for how valuable culture is in the city. The Los Angeles Library is very inviting and it deceiving from the outside as to its size. The genealogical information on the lowest floor is outstanding. The...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Great spot for locals and tourists alike. We attended a really good program at the Taper Theatre. Murals on the second floor are amazing!

Thank AlanR27
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Los Angeles is so spread out it is easy forget that it has big city amenities like a large architecturally interesting central library. The new wing is as interesting as the old. Check it out.

Thank 820KurtB
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering
buildings, bustling streets, and industrial
warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of
cultures here with a growing influx of business
professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of
Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts,
bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly.
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