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Central Library - Things to Know Before Visiting

Central Library, 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

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About Central Library

The Los Angeles Public Library serves the residents of the City of Los Angeles. The system holds more than six million volumes, and with around 19 million residents in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area, it serves the largest population of any public library system in the United States.


Attractions Near Central Library

OUE Skyspace LA
OUE Skyspace LA0.1km from Central Library

OUE Skyspace is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. it brings to life unparalleled, 360-degree views on California's tallest open-air observation deck, nearly 1,000 feet above Downtown Los Angeles. Experience the Skyslide, a 45-foot, fully enclosed, 1-1/4" thick all glass adventure landing on the exterior of the iconic US Bank Tower. As the tallest building on the west coast, Skyspace LA's 70th floor can be transformed to host an array of custom events.

Angels Flight Railway
Angels Flight Railway0.43km from Central Library

This is a landmark and historic 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district. The 118-year-old funicular takes passengers on a short ride between Hill Street and Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill. After being stored for 27 years, the funicular was rebuilt and reopened by the newly formed Angels Flight Railway Foundation on February 24, 1996, half a block south of the original site.

Grand Central Market
Grand Central Market0.57km from Central Library

This is a landmark of Los angeles opened in 1917 and has been in continuous operation since. The Market provides Los Angeles with a national-caliber eating experience that showcases California's best ingredients, chefs, and entrepreneurs. Their 30,000 square-foot arcade encompasses a food emporium and retail marketplace and will continue to grow by offering downtown a shared gathering place and a dynamic hub for public programming and events.

The Last Bookstore
The Last Bookstore0.57km from Central Library

The Last Bookstore is an independent bookstore located at 453 S Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles. The bookstore actually specializes in reasonably priced used books, and takes great pride in offering a selection of well-kept vintage books as wellThe store is 22,000 square feet. The current store is in a former bank with books on two levels, including the former vault.

The Broad
The Broad0.59km from Central Library

A contemporary art museum with free general admission to its permanent collection galleries. Houses a nearly 2,000-piece collection of contemporary art, featuring 200 artists.

Bradbury Building
Bradbury Building0.65km from Central Library

An architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork.

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Most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2018. It is the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world with a Nominal GDP of over $700 billion.

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