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6 Incredible L.A. Libraries That Aren’t Just for Students

From locations open 24 hours to those that lend out telescopes, our L.A. library list has something for everyone
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10 (Free) Ways to Use the L.A. Public Library While Actual Libraries Are Closed

Free newspaper subscriptions, movie streaming services, language lessons, and more are just a click away
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A New Exhibit at the Library Celebrates the Stories Behind Weird Collections of Stuff

From matchbooks to a life-size elephant made of nuts, 21 Collections brings together odd ephemera

Los Angeles Central Library Turns 90 Today

In all its years serving the city, the downtown institution has seen its fair share of intriguing patrons

A Firsthand Account of the Devastating 1986 Central Library Fire

On April 29, an arsonist started the blaze that destroyed hundreds of thousands of books, maps, and photographs

The Salt of the Earth

The documentary follows Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who spent four decades traveling the world

Getting Funky in the L.A. Library to Pharell’s “Happy”

City officials with a sense of humor? That is a reason to celebrate

Eating Through Uzbekistan: A Free Culinary History Lesson

The Culinary Historians of Southern California present a free lecture on Uzbek cuisine and food culture at the Central Library.

L.A.’s Newest Food Truck Sells Bookish Gifts

The Central Library in downtown L.A. already has one of the better gift shops in the city. Now, they're bringing their wares to you, rolling out a truck filled with literary-themed tchotchkes.

L.A.’s Hidden Retail

Like to beat the crowds when you shop? At these below-the-radar boutiques, you can avoid them altogether