Central Library

Central Library

630 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Neighborhood: Downtown Los Angeles > Financial District
Central Library, Los Angeles
630 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Neighborhood: Downtown Los Angeles > Financial District

Maximum Capacity: 2535 people
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The Los Angeles Public Library, a department of the City of Los Angeles, provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities. The Library Foundation of Los Angeles secures private support to help provide the Los Angeles Public Library
with everything from books and materials to reading enrichment programs, technology, cultural events and exhibitions—and to promote greater awareness of the library’s valuable services. The Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library and 71 branches are more than repositories for books; they’ve become vibrant community centers where everyone comes together to learn, share and succeed. The library is committed to helping children succeed in school and in life.

In 2005, the Los Angeles Public Library completed the largest public library building program in the nation—on time and under budget. Come downtown and visit Los Angeles Public Library's state of the art Central Library. Enjoy the art and architecture of the wonderful Goodhue Building with its distinctive sphinxes and rooftop pyramid. Wander through the high-tech. Bradley Wing, designed by famed architect Norman Pfeiffer, and gaze at the 8-story atrium with its whimsical chandeliers. Learn about the library's comprehensive book, magazine, audio and videotape collections as well as its extensive network of informational databases.

The Los Angeles Public Library encourages the use of its meeting rooms by public and private groups for cultural and community programs and meetings. The Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles has venues that accommodate groups that number 10 to 250.
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4/23/2012

"A Meeting Room With A View", An Eventective User from Los Angeles, CA
In a city like Los Angeles, full of sweeping views and nonstop golden sunshine, a rooftop meeting venue offers a special perk for planning meetings that are both reflective of the city and fun for participants. I love using the meeting space at the Target Terrace. The Terrace is a private space with 5,000 square feet available for holding large al fresco meetings and is also great for corporate events. The space can accommodate about 300 people and there are breathtaking views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline and the iconic Hollywood sign. For high wow factor, the Target Terrace is hard to beat.

3/9/2012

"LA Public Library", An Eventective User from La, CA
The meeting rooms in all the libraries vary in size. Branch library meeting rooms accommodate groups from the maximum of 40 to 100, depending on the library. The Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles has venues that accommodate groups that number 10 to 250. Great venue, definitely recommend it for any function!

2/8/2012

"Meeting in LA? Try the Library!", An Eventective User from Rochester, NY
Los Angeles is known as a hotspot for meetings and a hub of the business world. There are countless venues for holding meetings and conferences, but among all of these locations is a hidden gem that many companies overlook, the public library. Aside from the Central Branch downtown, there are several branches of in the Los Angeles public library system, all with meeting spaces available for rent.

Depending on the library, these spaces can fit between 40 and 100 attendants, and the Central Library downtown can accommodate groups of up to 250. The Central Library itself is a beautiful option, with artwork from renowned artists like Therman Statom. The library offers tours of its artwork, making it an attractive option for activities during breaks in meetings or once the meetings have been completed. Its proximity in downtown Los Angeles also means attendants are a short distance from the many food options, as well as major businesses and entertainment. Outside there Central Branch there are many great meeting places, like the Vermont Square Branch. Built in 1913, this branch was funded with money donated from the Carnegie Foundation and its Italian Renaissance architecture reflects Carnegie's influence.

In a city where meeting space can be very expensive, the library is also a cost effective option. The facility use fee Central Branch is $1,500 for four hours, while branch libraries are $250 for the meeting space and $300 for the parking lot, each for four hours as well. Individual rooms range from $200 for smaller meeting spaces to $2,500 for the Atrium Landings or Mark Taper Auditorium.

1/26/2012

"When You Need Absoloute Quiet", An Eventective User from Los Angeles, California
When you need to have a meeting and posh is not a factor, nothing beats the Los Angeles Public Library. This library is one of the biggest in California and has over 20 meeting rooms. These rooms can hold anywhere from 40 to 100 people and are in private rooms or rooms with glass windows. The most important thing is that all the rooms are sound proof, so no matter how loud you and your meeting gets no one can hear you outside. Of course you cannot just show up and use a meeting room; one has to be provided for in advance. This is easy though, you need to fill out a form and with valid identification and proof of insurance you're set to go. The fees are nominal considering the fees for other public meeting venues. You can even request that of a security staff if the meeting is held during regular hours. Now at first when I thought about holding my business meeting at the public library, I had images of something like a grade school field trip to the library. I imagined it would look cheap but when I saw these meeting rooms they were anything but cheap. They also allow for internet, both cable and wireless. They provide you with televisions and DVD players for any multimedia you may be presenting at your meeting. It also helps supports a local establishment and the money the public library charges just goes back into it. You should check this out!
Event Spaces
2nd Floor Gallery
General Event Space Max Capacity: 100 people
The Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles has meeting room or venues that accommodate groups that number 10 to 250.
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Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 75 People
Reception
Capacity: 100 People
Features
  • Floor Number: 2
Atrium Landings
General Event Space Max Capacity: 500 people
Board Room
Fixed Board Room Max Capacity: 53 people
Children's Courtyard
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 100 people
Conference Center 320
General Event Space Max Capacity: 32 people
Meeting Room A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people
Meeting Room B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people
Meeting Room LL420
General Event Space Max Capacity: 10 people
Robert F. Maguire Garden I
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 250 people
Robert F. Maguire Garden II
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 500 people
Rotunda
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people
Taper Auditorium
Auditorium Max Capacity: 235 people
Taper Lobby
General Event Space Max Capacity: 75 people
Thornton Courtyard
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 200 people
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