Contents 1 History and Politics 2 Services and Resources 2.1 Visitors 2.2 Card Holders 2.3 Website Card Holders 3 Locations 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

History and Politics[edit] "County Free Library Act" (1912) established and authorized the Los Angeles County Free Library, later to become the County of Los Angeles Public Library system of branches. The library system, headquartered in Downey, California, is overseen by the Library Commission of 20 appointed members who report on administration, operation, and service to the County Board of Supervisors who operate County Library as a special fund department.[5] Skye Patrick was appointed County Librarian on February 1, 2016.[6]

Services and Resources[edit] The mission of the library is to "provide our diverse communities with easy access to the information and knowledge they need to nurture their cultural exploration and lifelong learning." As such, the library provides many resources, including literacy services and programs for families and children.[7] The library system offers consumer health information under CHIPS (Consumer Health Information Program and Services). Visitors[edit] Available to visitors within each library are reference and circulating books, periodicals and audio/visual materials. Catalog terminals query the collection of the entire library system. Information centers offer a collection of pamphlets and community information featuring upcoming events. A payphone may be in the lobby, by the restroom or outside near the entrance. A copier may be available for a fee per copy. Ad hoc productivity software/internet computer access may be limited by reservations and a printer is available for a fee per copy using the pay station to place credit on library card accounts or a visitors temporary account. Card Holders[edit] Registered Library Card holders in good standing may: check out up to 50 circulating books, periodicals and audio/visual materials. place up to 50 items on hold. order books from other libraries within the county system for local pick-up/check-out. reserve productivity software/internet terminals for up to one hour. print 10 pages free per day. only children may log on in the children's computer center, without reservation. access free, unlimited wi-fi, using their own equipment. Website Card Holders[edit] patrons in good standing who log in with their library card number and pin may: renew checked-out materials. reserve productivity software/internet terminal time. use Live Homework Help® download audio books and e-Books. access all Databases & Online Resources Auto Repair, Biographies, Business, Career, Directories, Downloadable Audio & eBooks, Encyclopedias, Español, Genealogy, Health and Medicine, History, Homework, Kids, Languages, Legal, Literature, Magazines & Newspapers, Science, Social Issues, Taxes, Test Prep, Travel, Virtual Reference Library.

Locations[edit] See list of county libraries The system operates 85 branch locations, 3 bookmobiles, and 2 institutional libraries : A C Bilbrew Library African American Resource Center Acton Agua Dulce Library Agoura Hills Library Alondra Library American Indian Resource Center Angelo M. Iacoboni Library Antelope Valley Bookmobile Anthony Quinn Library Artesia Library Asian Pacific Resource Center Avalon Library Baldwin Park Library Bell Gardens Library Bell Library Carson Library Castaic Library Charter Oak Library Chet Holifield Library Chicano Resource Center City Terrace Library Claremont Library Clifton M. Brakensiek Library Compton Library Cudahy Library Culver City Julian Dixon Library Diamond Bar Library Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Duarte Library East Los Angeles Library East Rancho Dominguez Library El Camino Real Library El Monte Library Florence Library Gardena Mayme Dear Library George Nye Jr. Library Graham Library Hacienda Heights Library Hawaiian Gardens Library Hawthorne Library Hermosa Beach Library Hollydale Library Huntington Park Library La Cañada Flintridge Library La Crescenta Library La Mirada Library La Puente Library La Verne Library Lake Los Angeles Library Lancaster Library Lawndale Library Leland R. Weaver Library Lennox Library Littlerock Library Live Oak Library Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library Lomita Library Los Nietos Library Lynwood Library Malibu Library Manhattan Beach Library Masao W. Satow Library Maywood César Chávez Library Montebello Library Norwalk Library Norwood Library Paramount Library Pico Rivera Library Quartz Hill Library Rivera Library Rosemead Library Rowland Heights Library San Dimas Library San Fernando Library San Gabriel Library Santa Clarita Valley Bookmobile Sorensen Library South El Monte Library South Whittier Library Stevenson Ranch Library Sunkist Library Temple City Library Topanga Library Urban Outreach Bookmobile View Park Library Walnut Library West Covina Library West Hollywood Library Westlake Village Library Willowbrook Library Wiseburn Library Woodcrest Library

References[edit] ^ a b "Statistics County of Los Angeles Public Library". Retrieved 24 July 2017.  ^ Skye Patrick (2016). "Statistical Information Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016". County of Los Angeles Public Library. Retrieved 2017-07-24.  ^ "ALA Library Fact Sheet 22 - The Nation's Largest Libraries". American Library Association. September 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-21.  ^ "Statistics | County of Los Angeles Public Library". Retrieved 2016-03-07.  ^ "Public Records". County of Los Angeles Public Library. 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-03-26.  ^ "L.A. County chooses new librarian". Retrieved 2016-02-25.  ^ Murray, Stuart A. P. “The Library: An Illustrated History.” New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing, 2012, p. 263.

Further reading[edit] Woelfel, Roger H. (1987). Diamond Jubilee: Seventy-Five Years of Public Service. Glendale, CA: Arthur C. Clark Company. ISBN 0-87062-181-5

External links[edit] Los Angeles portal County of Los Angeles Library system v t e County of Los Angeles Board of supervisors Hilda Solis, 1st Dist. Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd Dist. Sheila Kuehl, 3rd Dist. Janice Hahn, 4th Dist. Kathryn Barger, 5th Dist. Departments Assessor's Office Chief Executive Office Children and Family Services County Counsel District Attorney's Office Fire Health Agency Health Services Mental Health Public Health Internal Services Lifeguards Medical Examiner-Coroner Military and Veterans Affairs Parks and Recreation Probation Public Defender Public Library Public Works Sheriff's Superior Court Airports Fox Field Brackett Field Whiteman Airport Compton/Woodley Airport El Monte Airport County hospitals LAC+USC Medical Center Harbor–UCLA Medical Center High Desert Regional Health Center Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Culture Ahmanson Theatre Arboretum and Botanic Garden Bob Hope Patriotic Hall Descanso Gardens Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Grand Park John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Hollywood Bowl La Brea Tar Pits Mark Taper Forum Museum of Art Music Center Natural History Museum South Coast Botanic Garden Walt Disney Concert Hall Whittier Narrows Others LAC Sheriff's Air Rescue 5 LACMTA Seal Sheriff's Department officers killed in the line of duty LAC Hall of Records v t e California Public Libraries City-County San Francisco County Alameda Contra Costa Fresno Kern Los Angeles Marin San Diego San Mateo Santa Clara Ventura Yuba City Beverly Hills Camarillo Los Angeles Oakland Oxnard Sacramento San Diego San José Santa Barbara Thousand Oaks See also Peninsula Library System (inter-library system organization) Retrieved from "" Categories: County library systems in CaliforniaLibraries in Los Angeles County, CaliforniaFederal depository librariesGovernment of Los Angeles County, CaliforniaHidden categories: Pages using deprecated image syntax

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