It’s no surprise that there is an overwhelming amount of special spaces & places in DTLA that are worth exploring. But if you’d consider yourself a junkie for beautiful architecture and capturing that perfect aesthetic shot, there’s one space in particular you’ll want to add to the top of your list. The Central Library in DTLA is an architectural gem and one of the most photogenic locations in all of DTLA. Whether or not you’re planning to rent any books (but hey, it’s free to get a library card and there’s also free wifi here!), exploring the Art Deco inspired building itself is well worth the visit.
The Central Library opened in 1926 and is today considered a DTLA landmark, landing at #46 on the list of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments. It’s currently the third largest central library in the nation, covering 538,000 square feet on 8 floors total. It has over 6 million books, free wifi to the LA community, free adult literacy programs, veterans resource center, and much, much more. This place is doing so much good for our community. And it's strikingly beautiful, obviously!
I recently teamed up with Happening in DTLA to explore LA's largest library and write a more detailed article about what makes this place so special. Rich in history and impressively designed and decorated, the Central Library is a one-of-a-kind space in DTLA. Click here to read my article Art Deco Lives! Checking Out DTLA's Central Library and make sure to check out all of the other great content at Happening in DTLA.
6/2/2016 12:08:52 pm
Hello. I found your post of this library on Happening DTLA. Great post and pictures. It inspired me to take a visit. The library itself has a lot to explore. But the vagrants roaming around and trying bothering visitors (among other things) was a turn off for me. I wish I could have stayed and explored the library further, but I did not have the experience that I was hoping for.
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