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L.A.'s Downtown Library And More To Resume Sunday Service Tomorrow

L.A.'s Central Library (Photo by Hank Chinaski L.A. via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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The city of L.A.'s majestic downtown Central Library, and eight more branches, will be open tomorrow - the first time they've been open on a Sunday in four years.

The city closed Sunday public library service four years ago because of budget pressures, coupled with the grim outlook of the economic recession.

“Libraries play a critical role in our neighborhoods and our economy,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said, according to the Daily News. “By reopening our libraries on Sundays, we reopen the doors of opportunity for thousands of children and families who look to their local library as a place for learning, safety and community.”

The Daily News says these nine locations will be open tomorrow:

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  • Central Library at 630 W. 5th St.
  • Mid-Valley, 16244 Nordhoff St.
  • West Valley, 19036 Vanowen St.
  • North Hollywood, 5211 Tujunga Ave.
  • West Los Angeles, 11360 Santa Monica Blvd.
  • San Pedro, 931 S. Gaffey St.
  • Exposition Park, 3900 S. Western Ave.
  • Goldwyn-Hollywood, 1623 Ivar Ave.
  • Arroyo Seco, 6145 N. Figueroa St.

The Los Angeles Public Library circulates six million books. It also just announced a plan to offer high school diplomas through a new program.