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Silver Lake to get a New Library This Month*

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When Los Angeles' 72nd library branch opens in two weeks, it will be the first for Silver Lake. Located near the corner of Silver Lake and Glendale boulevards, the 13,600-square-foot facility was built to Gold LEED standards and includes new technology not seen before in L.A.'s system.

The library has a materials handling technology, new to library system, that will check in and sort materials that are placed on a conveyor belt by patrons. The branch will also include self-checkout stations and payment stations where credit or cash can be used.

Throughout the building, quotes from notable Silver Lake residents don the walls in a site-speciic art project by artist Christina Ulke (co-editor/publisher of the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest).