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Los Angeles Public Library


Reputedly we are the largest public library west of the Mississippi River, with a Central Library and 72 branches. We have over 6 million books and other documents. This year we are celebrating our sesquicentennial–150 years, with a special exhibit, which will eventually be filmed and appear on our website. And there is a book, LAPL150– our story is yours : a Los Angeles Public Library sesquicentennial, written by James Sherman and Christina Rice. Our library system serves a population that defies the concept of diversity. The City of Los Angeles is a cross-section of the world that enriches and challenges all of us, especially those of us who work for the Los Angeles Public Library.



News January 16 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Longlist Revealed

With books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, 4 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council
News November 28 2023

2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
Video June 2 2023

Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
Video May 26 2023

2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.


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