New Library Hours (effective 7/18/2010)

Los Angeles Public Library Begins New Five-Day Service Schedule on July 18, 2010

Starting July 18, 2010, the Los Angeles Public Library will begin a five-day-a-week service schedule at the Central Library and all 72 branch libraries.

Central Library service hours will be: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.

Branch library (including the Panorama City Branch) service hours will be: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.

The Library’s Web-based resources are available 24 hours a day at www.lapl.org. For more information about library locations and services visit www.lapl.org.

The change to five-day service is the result of a reduction in library staff and other cuts made to reduce the city’s budget deficit.

The Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest population of any library in the country through its Central Library, 72 branch libraries, over six million books and other items, state-of-the-art technology, and its Web site (www.lapl.org). These resources and more than 18,000 public programs provide everyone with free and easy access to
information and the opportunity for life-long learning.

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