Los Angeles Central Library

13 Jan

(Going on a cruise for MLK weekend, so moderated comments won’t show up until Monday!)

Yesterday, I went with the seniors’ group at my church to visit the L.A. Central Library.

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Since I only work in the afternoons, I can usually join them for the field trips they take in the mornings. I wasn’t planning on going to so many, but I love field trips! They’ve kind of adopted me as their mascot…

The last time I went to the central library was when I was in sixth grade researching patents for a project called Invent America. I think they had just reopened with the new Tom Bradley wing then, but I don’t remember much from that trip.

We didn’t have much time to browse yesterday, so I definitely want to go back and look around some more. I just have to remember to go on a weekend or stay for less than three hours. Parking was about $25 yesterday because they start charging every 10 minutes after three hours!

2 Responses to “Los Angeles Central Library”

  1. bookasacompass January 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the library photo. I am always curious about how libraries look and if they have special holdings. I live in Oakland where the main branch has a local history room, and there are 14(!) branches in the city. I have yet to visit them all.

    • nita January 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

      The L.A. public library system has a ton of branches all over the place (I want to say around 70?), plus there is the L.A. county library system which has a lot around as well. I have one of each that are within walking/biking distance, plus a few other small library systems with branches near me, and I have fond memories of all of them.

      I have been to Oakland before, but I don’t think I’ve ever been to any of the libraries before. I know the L.A. Central Library has a local history section and a large patents collection. I heard from the guide that it is one of the largest public (non-academic) research libraries in the U.S.

      Have you ever been to visit the SJSU King Library? I got to go last fall when I visited my sister at CSU East Bay, and it is a pretty amazing library!

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