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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 via mobile

This was once seedy and, frankly, embarrassing, but it has gone through updates and refurbishments. An architectural gem.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's huge. Lots of different things to check out (no pun intended) Books, meeting rooms, patio, theatre.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its totally worth a visit here just to see it, really quite fancy for a public library, good quick eat options around too

Thank Douglas William M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, especially the rotunda, which is breathtaking. There were great art exhibits in the galleries. California residents can apply for a card, and get validated parking in the lot beneath the library which is 15...More

Thank WesSDCA
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is a beautiful building and can be viewed as a great repository for books. The architecture is terrific to see and the murals magnificent, be sure to take a good look at them. We went for a current display of war resistance in CA...More

Thank 1dudley
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Stayed downtown LA just a few hundred meters from 7th Central station. From there you can get trains all around LA. Need to plan it and buy a reusable top up ticket. The library was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful building with many exhibit’s inside. Not...More

Thank Jimmy N
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I went as this was not far from where we were staying and it is free! Go up a level and you will find the timbered ceilings and some beautifully decorated ceilings plus murals on the walls. Walk through to the back where there are...More

Thank AnnieM452
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I really went to the Library out of habit w/o doing research. It was within walking distance of my hotel but I urge visitors to see it for the murals & artwork. It needs a cash infusion - as do most libraries these days -...More

Thank kitkit1
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Wonderful Building. Great children's section which the kids enjoyed immensely. The area is loaded with children's books, puppets and toys which encourage imaginative play

Thank genestern4
Reviewed 4 June 2018

From the outside, the library is very large, but from the inside it's even larger. I had never been here and my first impressions were above my expectations. I was honestly motivated to read from seeing the variety of books and that's saying something since...More

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