Though all of the LA County Library’s 86 locations remain closed to the public due to the coronavirus, customers starting today can pick up holds at designated locations during select hours.
In an effort to continue to provide service to the community during the closure period, LA County Library will make nearly half its lobbies available for hold pickup during the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, effective until further notice.
“This is a challenging time for the entire Los Angeles County community, and we are dedicated to keeping our residents and staff as safe as possible, but we realize that many members of our community still depend on access to free materials, especially when schools and workplaces are closed,” said Library Director Skye Patrick. “We believe this solution helps promote social distancing while still providing access to our resources at a time when many resources are limited.”
On Saturday, it was announced that all county library locations will be closed to the public through March 31, though that date could be extended.
The decision was made following guidance from state and local health officials to limit the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing.
Due dates for borrowed materials will automatically be extended, no late fines will be assessed, and customers can return materials when the
library branches reopen.
The designated locations below will be offering holds pickup beginning today. As more locations are identified and added, they will be posted at
— A C Bilbrew
— La Canada Flintridge
— Acton Agua Dulce
— La Crescenta
— La Mirada
— Pico Rivera
— Angelo M Iacoboni
— La Puente
— Quartz Hill
— Rowland Heights
— City Terrace
— Leland R Weaver
— San Dimas
— San Gabriel
— Clifton M Brakensiek
— Los Nietos
— South Whittier
— Stevenson Ranch
— Culver City Julian Dixon
— East Los Angeles
— Manhattan Beach
— Hacienda Heights
— West Covina
Customers who have existing holds at an LA County Library location that is not listed above will have to call their local library on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to have a hold transferred to a location that has an operational lobby in order to pick up.
Cardholders are also encouraged to utilize the Library’s digital resources — available 24/7 with a library card number and PIN –which include access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies and TV shows, digital magazines, music, homework help, and online classes.
The Los Angeles Public Library’s 73 locations are also closed through March 31 in response to the coronavirus, following a directive from Mayor Eric
Garcetti barring gatherings in city facilities of 50 people or more.
During the closure, due dates for borrowed books and other materials will be automatically extended, no late fees will be assessed and items can be returned when libraries reopen, city Librarian John Szabo said.
Digital services, including e-books and audiobooks, streaming TV, movie and music services, classes and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines, remain available at lapl.org .