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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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Restored, historic library with Egyptian influenced architecture.
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630 W 5th St, Free Tours Daily, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Expansive graphic novel and comic book section located on level 2 of the library. Along with a children's literature wing for children who wish to read or enjoy storytime. There's a Panda Express and a cafe inside the library located on the first floor. Additionally,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Downtown LA don't miss the best FREE attraction in downtown. The building built in the 1930s offers a glimpse into the architectural past of LA. Several areas not to be missed is the atrium which spans all 8 floors and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking can be a pain but if you can manage to get here and not have to worry about that inconvenience, this is the grandest library I have been in. They have a great kids section too where they do story telling and lots of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often go here and I enjoy myself every time, the staff are super friendly and have no issues showing you to sections or explaining how to find things. Great Place :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 New York's main public library, but I'm not sure...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing it every day and did not know that was library - did not look like library but a museum os concert hall. I did not use any library device but it was worth to walk in and see it.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The architecture of the building is not to be missed, both inside and out. But make sure to go inside to see whatever exhibition might be in progress in both the Getty and Annenberg Galleries. And it's all free! Good for history buffs, book buffs,...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

One of LA's most iconic buildings with an incredible ceiling is FREE! Worth checking out if you're in town!

Thank anjiwill
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I am the kind of person who loves the smell of old books, The architecture alone should convince you to drop by for a few hours. its stunning.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We took our teens here on a visit to LA and we all enjoyed our visit. Just a quick sotp but interesting architecture and obviously a good book selection. If you need a little rest stop downtown, stop by.

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