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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 10 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and building. Wheelchair access on 5th- not 6th. Nice outdoor cafe on ground as well

Thank BobPhibbs
Reviewed 24 March 2017

this is a wonderful historic building, well worth the visit. Stop into the gift shop and support the library and visit the gardens outside!

Thank Consultantgal
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Great building to walk around to see the chandeliers and wall paintings. Atrium always has interesting displays. Peaceful place to take a break from downtown.

Thank Susan90405
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This library is literally between massive building in downtown LA. It looks like it doesn't belong there and the city was build around it. Oh wait, it was....

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 11 January 2017

There are beautiful features to admire as you approach this majestic building, including fountains and other architectural details. Inside, you discover that it is much larger than you thought it was. In the elevator, the walls are covered with old card catalog cards.

Thank Dobbstraveler
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Built in the early 20th Century, the interiors are magnificent and so well preserved. The library is huge with different levels and even has a children's library. With so many new buildings, Los Angeles will forever preserve this part of its early history.

Thank John W
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I did a scavenger hunt around the library and the local neighborhood. The library is beautiful and has a lot of history. It's worth a quick stop.

Thank alli_sun_T
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Los Angeles Central Library is eclectic, offers so much, not matter the interest, from the literary to the researcher, including an impressive genealogy section and changing exhibits. The interior mixes eras in its architecture. The gardens include a peace bell. The metro is less...More

Thank tapbelle
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A gem of a public library and an architectural one as well. It's nice to see such a nice public space. Wander the building and enjoy the space.

2  Thank J L
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This downtown central library is a great starting place to get to know Los Angeles. There is paid parking which is better on the weekends. For a visitor, you can use the wifi or get some books about Los Angeles. Then begin to explore. I...More

1  Thank spiritwheels
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