Richard J Riordan Central Library

Local nameRichard J Riordan Central Library
LocationLos Angeles, USA

One of the most interesting places to visit in downtown Los Angeles, this library, built in an Art-Deco style, stores a collection of more than six million books. It consists of two main buildings. The first, larger one was built according to the plans of Bertram Goodhue, one of the most important personalities of the 20th century american architecture, in the 1920s. Although his plans were used, however, The man himself had died before the construction of the library started. The second wing, designed in a more modern style by architect Tom Bradley, was added during the library's reconstruction in the 1990s. Inside, the library is beautifully decorated by murals, especially the ones in the Children's Room and the History Room. When visiting, also take note of the painted ceilings, especially the one in the dome of Rotunda. The artworks were done by several commissioned artists. Part of the library complex are also ornate Maguire Gardens.

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Opening hours

Mon - Thu: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tours:
Mon - Fri: 12:30 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.
Sun: 2 p.m.

Art-in-the-Garden Tour
Sat: 12:30 p.m.

Admission

Free tours available.

More information and contact

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Public_Library#Central_Library

Official Website http://www.lapl.org/

Official website http://www.lapl.org/central/

Phone +1 213 228 7000

Address 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

Coordinates 34°3'1.094" N -118°15'18.547" E

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