Best Libraries in Los Angeles

Locals’ favorite places

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1. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd
257local recommendations
Angela
Angela says “A VAST STUNNING estate of gardens: Japanese ponds and bridges, Greek statues on vast green lawns, a...” ·
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2. West Hollywood Library
625 N San Vicente Blvd
29local recommendations
Lai
Lai says “Most amazing library I have every visited! A view of the city throughout the second floor with large...” ·
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3. Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd
18local recommendations
Joshua
Joshua says “This is a fantastic place to study or rent a book.” ·
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4. The Library Store
630 W 5th St
37local recommendations
Marilyn
Marilyn says “Gorgeous building! Architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue designed the original Los Angeles Central Lib...” ·
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5. Silver Lake Branch Library
2411 Glendale Blvd
13local recommendations
Sheila, Lee, And Miriam
Sheila, Lee, And Miriam says “New Library easy to get library card--just show your rental agreement.” ·
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6. Los Feliz Branch Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave
11local recommendations
Julie
Julie says “Famous Leonardo DiCaprio Landmark Library -- he donated his home to build this Library, still active...” ·
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7. Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W Mountain St
8local recommendations
Amanda
Amanda says “Brand Library & Art Center sponsors many events that are free and open to the public. This cultural ...” ·
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8. South Pasadena Public Library
1100 Oxley St
7local recommendations
Brenton And Lauren
Brenton And Lauren says “Beautiful library with great trees and grass outside for hanging out.” ·
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9. Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St
5local recommendations
Jan
Jan says “Walking distance and peaceful. A great resource and free classes offered.” ·
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10. Pasadena Public Library
285 E Walnut St
9local recommendations
Bonnie
Bonnie says “Beautiful library, like a maze inside. If you have a chance, check it out.” ·
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11. Robertson Library
1719 S Robertson Blvd
3local recommendations
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12. Altadena Library
2local recommendations
Angela
Angela says “If you're a student or just want to read in a library nearby, this local independent library has bee...”
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13. Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark St
5local recommendations
Mary
Mary says “Good spot for free use of computer for Internet.”
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14. Will & Ariel Durant Library
7140 Sunset Blvd
2local recommendations
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15. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library
4533 Admiralty Way
3local recommendations
Sonjia
Sonjia says “One of the best public libraries ever! Great kids area with free computer usage! Also there is a l...” ·
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16. Margaret Herrick Library
333 S La Cienega Blvd
3local recommendations
Jeff
Jeff says “If you need to know anything about any movie ever, this is the place. This is the Academy of Motion...” ·
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17. John C. Fremont Branch Library
6121 Melrose Ave
3local recommendations
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18. Washington Irving Branch Library
4117 W Washington Blvd
2local recommendations
Thomas
Thomas says “Good staff. Free computer use.” ·
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19. Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
318 S Ramona Ave
2local recommendations
Sharon
Sharon says “Our local library is a great place to find old and new books, dvd, and magazines and to learn about ...”
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20. Pio Pico Library
694 S Oxford Ave
2local recommendations
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21. Arcadia Public Library
20 W Duarte Rd
2local recommendations
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22. Calabasas Library
200 Civic Center Way
2local recommendations
Renae
Renae says “A small library but very cozy and comfy.”
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23. LA Public Library
22200 Ventura Blvd
2local recommendations
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24. Cerritos Library
18025 Bloomfield Ave
4local recommendations
Tami
Tami says “It's free and it's entertaining for the kids. Gigantic fish tank, fountains, koi ponds.” ·
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25. The Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St
4local recommendations
Edward
Edward says “L.A. landmark sightseeing option 0.3 miles away.”
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26. Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N Buena Vista St
3local recommendations
Jeff
Jeff says “This 26,000 square foot library is ten houses from our place. It is less than ten years old, and is ...” ·
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27. Monrovia Public Library
321 S Myrtle Ave
3local recommendations
Rosemary
Rosemary says “1 mile walk to the cities beautiful library and library park” ·
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28. Playa Vista Library
6400 Playa Vista Dr
3local recommendations
Greg
Greg says “Relatively new branch of the LA Library System. Small branch with super helpful staff and nicely des...”
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29. Montana Ave Branch Library
1704 Montana Avenue
3local recommendations
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30. Edendale Branch Library
2011 Sunset Blvd
5local recommendations
Sheila, Lee, And Miriam
Sheila, Lee, And Miriam says “Fantastic book sale every Wednesday 2-5pm with books starting at 10-cents”