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24 LA County Libraries Open Again Monday For Sidewalk Service

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Starting Monday, 24 libraries across Los Angeles County will be open for contact-less pick-ups and drop-offs.

County libraries have been shuttered since March due to the pandemic, but public health officials have now given the green light to resume services with modifications. That means you can reserve books, DVDs, magazines and any other items online or via phone — and pick them up in person.

Jesse Walker-Lanz is with L.A. County Library. He says it’s important to make literature available at a time like this:

“We know that lots of folks are now seeking new jobs, we know that lots and lots of parents are needing materials so that they can help with their children’s education. We know that people are looking at skill-building, résumé-writing — and we have materials that will help with all of those things.”

Hours of operation are between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Staff will be available to take calls between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. You can reserve a book at
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Libraries open for sidewalk service are:

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