Phased Reopening for In-Person Service Begins April 19


Girl reading book while sitting by shelf in library

LA County Library is pleased to announce it will reopen 30 of its 85 libraries for select in-person service beginning April 19. With Los Angeles County entering the orange tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, libraries have been cleared to safely reopen at 50% capacity, while also maintaining 6-feet of physical distance for customers. In preparation for reopening its doors to the public, LA County Library is working diligently to ensure safety protocols are met and appropriate preventative measures are in place.


LA County Library’s reopening is part of a phased reopening plan that prioritizes library openings based on geographic location, building availability, and the ability to accommodate physical distance guidelines and Public Health protocols. As part of its reopening, the Library has placed an emphasis on equity with special consideration for reopening libraries in underserved areas where residents prioritize in-person services.

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The first phase of the Library’s reopening will begin on April 19. Participating libraries include:


Angelo M Iacoboni


Claremont Helen Renwick

Clifton M. Brakensiek


Culver City Julian Dixon

Diamond Bar


East Los Angeles

El Monte


Huntington Park

La Crescenta



Leland R. Weaver



Manhattan Beach


Quartz Hill


Rowland Heights

San Fernando

South Whittier

Stevenson Ranch

View Park Bebe Moore Campbell

West Covina

West Hollywood



Additional libraries across the county will be added to the Library’s reopening plan. Outdoor programming for a limited number of participants will begin in early summer 2021 and will be available at select libraries. A schedule of upcoming events will be added to the library’s website and will be disseminated to Library newsletter subscribers. County residents are encouraged to visit for details regarding library hours, services, additional openings, safety protocols and scheduled events and programs.


Sidewalk Service and Bookdrops will remain available at participating libraries. LA County Library continues to offer enhanced digital offerings, including a temporary digital library card to access eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, online classes, and more. Library program videos are also available on LA County Library’s YouTube channel.