The Los Angeles Public Library will reopen 20 additional branches on Monday that have remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The system began reopening on May 3 with limited in-person services at the downtown flagship location and 37 of its 73 branches, including for quick browsing, computer access, mobile printing orders, checking out library materials and the “Library To Go” contactless pickup service.
Monday’s reopenings will increase the number of Los Angeles public libraries open to 70. Three branches will remain closed for maintenance.
This is the third phase of the library’s reopening plan to gradually restore service after all branches closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this phase, people will be able to quickly browse, access computers, pick-up items on hold and mobile printing orders and check out materials inside the libraries.
The library began its “Library to Go” program last July, allowing customers to safely pick up and drop off materials curbside to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
That program expanded on March 23 to include evening hours at more than two-dozen locations, along with free remote wireless printing services.
Patrons can pick-up their “Library to Go” orders inside the libraries beginning Monday.