This just in: Central Library, branches begin phased reopening May 3.

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The Los Angeles Public Library launches the next phase of its rolling reopening May 3 with limited in-person services at the Central Library downtown and 37 branches across the City. (Total number of branches is 72; not all are reopening yet.) Libraries will offer select services that may include quick browsing, computer access, pickup of holds and mobile printing orders, checking out of materials inside libraries, and Library to Go contactless pickup services.

The Central Library downtown.

For a complete list of libraries and the services offered at each location, visit You can also follow #LAPLreopen for updates.

This is the second phase in an ongoing reopening plan that is gradually restoring library services following the closure of all libraries last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.