The Los Angeles Public Library reopened the Central Library downtown and 37 neighborhood branch libraries on May 3, with limited in-person services. Libraries that have reopened include the Fairfax Branch Library at 161 N. Gardner St., Memorial Branch Library at 4625 W. Olympic Blvd. and the Pio Pico-Koreatown Branch Library at 694 S. Oxford Ave.
The libraries will offer select services such as quick browsing, computer access, pickup of holds and mobile printing orders, checking out of materials and Library To Go contactless pickup service.
“Libraries are the civic and cultural heartbeat of our communities and anextraordinary resource for Angelenos looking to fire up their imaginations and pursue their dreams,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “Our next phase in reopening our library doors marks the next step toward reintegrating this critical entry point for learning, literacy, and literature back into the everyday lives of our residents — and another crucial marker on our road to recovery.”
The latest branch library reopening marks the second phase in an ongoing plan to gradually restore library services after closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.