Best libraries in Los Angeles

Check out the top libraries in Los Angeles, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Library Alehouse
1. Library Alehouse
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19 local reviews
2911 Main Street, Santa Monica
Closed now
+1 310 314-4855
Gastropub
Joshua
29 regularly rotating taps host some of the best local and national beers available at this bright and casual …
Deborah
A beer-intensive public house on the Westside, Library Alehouse carries 29 microbrews and select imports on ta…
Marty
It's right there in the name -- a great library of ales. This place makes great food to pair with their always…
1. Library Alehouse
1. Library Alehouse
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19 local reviews
2911 Main Street, Santa Monica
Closed now
+1 310 314-4855
Joshua
Joshua
29 regularly rotating taps host some of the best local and national beers available at this bright and casual Main Street bar. Beloved by lo…
Deborah
Deborah
A beer-intensive public house on the Westside, Library Alehouse carries 29 microbrews and select imports on tap, as well as hard-to-find bot…
Marty
Marty
It's right there in the name -- a great library of ales. This place makes great food to pair with their always changing beer list. Don't be …
2. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
2. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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164 local reviews
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
Closed now
+1 626-405-2100
LibraryArt galleryPark
Ivy
The Huntington Library resides on 200 acres of land in the San Marino/Pasadena area of the San Gabriel Valley…
Francis
A collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927). In …
Harry
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based educational and research …
2. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
2. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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164 local reviews
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
Closed now
+1 626-405-2100
Ivy
Ivy
The Huntington Library resides on 200 acres of land in the San Marino/Pasadena area of the San Gabriel Valley. This property was the winter …
Francis
Francis
A collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927). In addition to the library, the i…
Harry
Harry
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Hen…
3. Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center
3. Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center
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33 local reviews
7600 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-939-8874
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Sara & Dave
Huge park across the street from the grove. Id recommend doing both in a day. Trail to hike around the park, …
Elka
15 min walk to this beautiful park. Next to a library.
K.
Park next to the Grove includes baseball fields, basketball courts, a library & holocaust memorial.
3. Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center
3. Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center
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33 local reviews
7600 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-939-8874
Sara & Dave
Sara & Dave
Huge park across the street from the grove. Id recommend doing both in a day. Trail to hike around the park, outdoor workout equipment, ple…
Elka
Elka
15 min walk to this beautiful park. Next to a library.
K.
K.
Park next to the Grove includes baseball fields, basketball courts, a library & holocaust memorial.
4. Silver Lake Branch Library
4. Silver Lake Branch Library
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4 local reviews
2411 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles
Closed now
(323) 913-7451
LibraryEstablishment
Heather
Our great local library. Check for scheduled readings and activities.
Chris
Amazing library. Modern and new with great DVD selection.
Swaga
The library is walking distance
4. Silver Lake Branch Library
4. Silver Lake Branch Library
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4 local reviews
2411 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles
Closed now
(323) 913-7451
Heather
Heather
Our great local library. Check for scheduled readings and activities.
Chris
Chris
Amazing library. Modern and new with great DVD selection.
Swaga
Swaga
The library is walking distance
5. Downtown LA
5. Downtown LA
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75 local reviews
Downtown LA, Los Angeles
Outdoors & Recreation
Carolyn
Downtown LA is just a short drive away! Check out the beautiful Central Library and Grand Park. If you're up f…
Birgit
Frank Gehriy's Walt Disney Hall, historic library, Central Park, jewelry district (wholesale) and many other w…
Sunny
20 minute drive to the happening Downtown LA - visit Nokia Live, Staples Center or the LA Convention Center
5. Downtown LA
5. Downtown LA
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75 local reviews
Downtown LA, Los Angeles
Carolyn
Carolyn
Downtown LA is just a short drive away! Check out the beautiful Central Library and Grand Park. If you're up for the bustle, shop in the Fas…
Birgit
Birgit
Frank Gehriy's Walt Disney Hall, historic library, Central Park, jewelry district (wholesale) and many other wholesale districts, Our Lady …
Sunny
Sunny
20 minute drive to the happening Downtown LA - visit Nokia Live, Staples Center or the LA Convention Center
6. West Hollywood Library
6. West Hollywood Library
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12 local reviews
625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood
Closed now
+1 310-652-5340
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Blue
The new library is a great summer destination if you need a little break from the sun. Thumb through some book…
Lai
Most amazing library I have every visited! A view of the city throughout the second floor with large window ex…
Paddington and Bill
You're close, it's one of the most high tech, progressive, inclusive state of the at libraries in the country…
6. West Hollywood Library
6. West Hollywood Library
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12 local reviews
625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood
Closed now
+1 310-652-5340
Blue
Blue
The new library is a great summer destination if you need a little break from the sun. Thumb through some books and magazines in the midst o…
Lai
Lai
Most amazing library I have every visited! A view of the city throughout the second floor with large window exterior & art pieces throughout…
Paddington and Bill
Paddington and Bill
You're close, it's one of the most high tech, progressive, inclusive state of the at libraries in the country. Close to many bars if need …
7. The Library Store
7. The Library Store
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14 local reviews
630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 213-228-7500
LibraryStorePoint of interest
Marilyn
Gorgeous building! Architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue designed the original Los Angeles Central Library with …
Qiana
This library is so big and beautiful. The architecture is stunning. Book lovers will definitely fall in love w…
Howard
The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that …
7. The Library Store
7. The Library Store
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14 local reviews
630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 213-228-7500
Marilyn
Marilyn
Gorgeous building! Architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue designed the original Los Angeles Central Library with influences of ancient Egyptian…
Qiana
Qiana
This library is so big and beautiful. The architecture is stunning. Book lovers will definitely fall in love with this place.
Howard
Howard
The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower ev…
8. Monrovia Public Library
8. Monrovia Public Library
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2 local reviews
321 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia
Closed now
+1 626-256-8274
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Rosemary
1 mile walk to the cities beautiful library and library park
Aspen Dreams
An excellent place to watch our beautiful fountain, walk through the park, play on the play set with your chil…
Rosemary
1 mile walk to the cities beautiful library and library park
8. Monrovia Public Library
8. Monrovia Public Library
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2 local reviews
321 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia
Closed now
+1 626-256-8274
Rosemary
Rosemary
1 mile walk to the cities beautiful library and library park
Aspen Dreams
Aspen Dreams
An excellent place to watch our beautiful fountain, walk through the park, play on the play set with your children, or go to the library.
Rosemary
Rosemary
1 mile walk to the cities beautiful library and library park
9. Los Feliz Branch Library
9. Los Feliz Branch Library
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4 local reviews
1874 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-913-4710
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
julie
Famous Leonardo DiCaprio Landmark Library -- he donated his home to build this Library, still actively visits.
Michael
Hey, it's a library. With free computer access! Don't forget to check out the Leonardo DiCaprio room with all …
Julie
Famous Leonardo DiCaprio Landmark Library -- he donated his home to build this Library, still actively visits.
9. Los Feliz Branch Library
9. Los Feliz Branch Library
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4 local reviews
1874 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-913-4710
julie
julie
Famous Leonardo DiCaprio Landmark Library -- he donated his home to build this Library, still actively visits.
Michael
Michael
Hey, it's a library. With free computer access! Don't forget to check out the Leonardo DiCaprio room with all of his movie posters - yes, he…
Julie
Julie
Famous Leonardo DiCaprio Landmark Library -- he donated his home to build this Library, still actively visits.
10. Margaret Herrick Library
10. Margaret Herrick Library
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2 local reviews
333 South La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Closed now
+1 310-247-3020
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
jeff
If you need to know anything about any movie ever, this is the place. This is the Academy of Motion Pictures …
Sher
Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Library. The library's collection is non-circulating and for onsite reference…
Jeff
If you need to know anything about any movie ever, this is the place. This is the Academy of Motion Pictures …
10. Margaret Herrick Library
10. Margaret Herrick Library
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2 local reviews
333 South La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Closed now
+1 310-247-3020
jeff
jeff
If you need to know anything about any movie ever, this is the place. This is the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' library. A…
Sher
Sher
Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Library. The library's collection is non-circulating and for onsite reference use only. Materials may not b…
Jeff
Jeff
If you need to know anything about any movie ever, this is the place. This is the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' library. A…
11. Firefly
11. Firefly
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28 local reviews
11720 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 818-762-1833
BarNight clubRestaurant
Gail
Upmarket American cuisine with a librarylike foyer, a hopping bar & a romantic patio dining area.
Willow and Brandon
Elegant, romantic spot for a drink or dinner. Great library-style bar and outside patio area. Beautiful!
Deb
Even after more than a decade, it's still a “flashy scene” at this “swank” Studio City New American that ooze…
11. Firefly
11. Firefly
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28 local reviews
11720 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 818-762-1833
Gail
Gail
Upmarket American cuisine with a librarylike foyer, a hopping bar & a romantic patio dining area.
Willow and Brandon
Willow and Brandon
Elegant, romantic spot for a drink or dinner. Great library-style bar and outside patio area. Beautiful!
Deb
Deb
Even after more than a decade, it's still a “flashy scene” at this “swank” Studio City New American that oozes “date-night” atmosphere, fro…
12. Beverly Hills Public Library (BHPL)
12. Beverly Hills Public Library (BHPL)
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4 local reviews
444 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills
Closed now
+1 310-288-2222
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Taylor
Unbelievable kid's library. You will not believe it if you have kids. Plus they have a small kids playroom whi…
Cristian
You have to see the kids library, it's amazing!
Pamela
Wonderful collection of books, movies and music in a beautiful relaxed setting.
12. Beverly Hills Public Library (BHPL)
12. Beverly Hills Public Library (BHPL)
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4 local reviews
444 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills
Closed now
+1 310-288-2222
Taylor
Taylor
Unbelievable kid's library. You will not believe it if you have kids. Plus they have a small kids playroom which is great on rainy or cold d…
Cristian
Cristian
You have to see the kids library, it's amazing!
Pamela
Pamela
Wonderful collection of books, movies and music in a beautiful relaxed setting.