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Los Angeles Central Library: Tours & Tickets

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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 September 14, 2019

well, it is a library at the end of the day so should not expect much but anyway the architecture and paintings on the ceiling.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

This is a beautiful library packed with resources. The children’s section is wonderful. It has many comfy chairs to curl up and read a great book, They also have an exhibit area where they always have interesting and thought provoking historical exhibits. They even have...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bkute65
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Los Angeles Central Library truly is a bibliophile's idea of bliss. No ordinary book repository, the extensive collection is housed within a gorgeous 1926 architectural masterpiece. The Art Deco exterior is AMAZING with its decorative sculptures (be sure to look up as well as at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

An amazing place here. Beautiful outdoors and inside. So serene and peaceful. Could easily lose a day without noticing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carleent2016
Reviewed August 7, 2019

We took a walk through sections of the library. It seems well organized and contains an excellent collection of books. Unlike many newer buildings, it is a beautiful older building, with elegant architecture.

Date of experience: August 2019
43  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed August 5, 2019

I still love to be lost in books. This place is so beautiful, serene & amazing. I love it. You should take advantage from the free daily tours, it will be worth your time.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Luxury T
Reviewed July 31, 2019

the library is located downtown, just by driving around you can see lots of art deco buildings if you like architecture, LA's downtown has seen a dramatic makeover in the last recent years but some of the old is still there to admire. library is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

My book club read the book by Susan Orlean ("The Library Book"--very enjoyable and readable nonfiction book on the history of the LA Central Library), and then decided to do the tour. We had two extremely knowledgeable docents: one for the inside tour, and the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Susan L
Reviewed July 27, 2019

Our book group read The Library Book and decided to go for the free tour. It was most enjoyable and very informative. I recommend both the book and the tour.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Karen P
Reviewed July 21, 2019

It's been decades since I've been in the LA Central Library. On this return visit, it was a pleasure to return to a beautiful building with classic architecture and wonderful art in the public places. The newer addition to the library is tastefully done in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
Go to the central library website, click on Events, and then click on Exhibits.