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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Library Hours

  • Monday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday 12 pm - 8 pm
  • Wednesday 12 pm - 8 pm
  • Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Holiday Closures

Get to Know This Library

About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

  • Library Size: 5,024 sq ft
  • Space for Children
  • Book Drop
  • Space for Teens

Our Collections

Our Collections

Online Collections — Available 24 hours

Our Services

Our Services

Children's Services

Teen Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 7
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Early Learning Computers: 1

Our Community

Friends of the Library

Friends of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events

Friends of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library provides the following services to support the library.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

The original library opened in a leased storefront building at 18419 S. Avalon Blvd on June 4, 1959. The present library was dedicated on June 2, 1973.

Political Representatives

Staff Picks (All Ages)

A monthly list of noteworthy titles selected by our Collection Development Services team.

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Library Happenings Feb 2024

Library Happenings Feb 2024

Check out what's happening at LA County Library this month. Read, celebrate, learn, enjoy!

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Library Happenings Jan 2024

Library Happenings Jan 2024

Check out what's happening at LA County Library this month. Read, celebrate, learn, enjoy!

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LA County Mobile App

Introducing Our New App

Make the most of your library experience with the new LA County Library app

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Carson Library reference desk

Carson Library Open House Celebration with Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and Library Director Skye Patrick

LA County Library invites everyone to attend the Opening Celebration of Carson Library on December 21 at 1 pm. Registration Required.

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