As a SHOP: Discover unique gifts… 

The Library Store is a non-profit gift shop located inside the historic Los Angeles Central Library. We are part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, which supports the Los Angeles Public Library. We offer an eclectic collection of * Books * Tees * Totes * Greeting cards * Keepsakes, and * so much more! Much of our LAPL merchandise is designed in-house, and our inventory is sourced from a variety of vendors and small businesses, including local artists as well as cause-related organizations, making us a favorite destination in Downtown L.A. for gifts and unique finds. We look forward to seeing you in-store!

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The Library Foundation of Los Angeles provides critical financial support to the Los Angeles Public Library, resulting in thousands of free, life-changing programs and services offered to millions of children, teens, and adults at the Central Library and each of our 72 neighborhood branches. Join today to help students succeed, invest in lifelong learning, and nurture literacy throughout Los Angeles. To help sustain the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, 15% of every restricted donation will be used to support operational costs. Starting at just $50 annually, Library Associates Members are the core of our fundraising community. Join today to inspire new readers, help students succeed, and invest in lifelong learning. Levels include: * Supporter * Contributor * Sustainer * Guarantor.

The Library Foundation’s Young Literati is a membership group for engaged Angelenos in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who have a shared interest in the literary life of our city. Members enjoy exclusive access to creative and civic leaders, discounts on ticketed Foundation programs, and invitations to the best events on the calendar — all while supporting the vital work of the Los Angeles Public Library. Levels include: * Friend * Partner * Patron *Vanguard, and * Under-30 Advocate. Monthly memberships are also available.


Thank you for supporting the Los Angeles Public Library with your donation. Donations at specified amounts are designated or you may customize your gifts. Recurring gifting is encouraged. Employer matches are welcomed.

  • Leadership Circle: Members who give $1,000 or more annually lead the way for positive change in our community through enhancing and expanding the programs and services provided at theLos Angeles Public Library. Monthly memberships are also available. Levels include: * Conservator * Ambassador * Director, and * President.
    • Wills and Living Trusts (also known as Bequests)
    • Charitable Trusts
    • Charitable Gift Annuities
    • Donor-Advised Funds
    • Retirement Accounts
    • Life Insurance Bibliophiles: The Bibliophiles is an honorary society that recognizes the generosity of those who have named the Library Foundation as a beneficiary in their estate plans. For more information about creating a planned gift to inspire future generations. There is no minimum gift to become a Member of the Bibliophiles — simply inform the Library that you have named the Library Foundation in your estate plans. Types of planned gifts can include:

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