Most newspapers, magazines, and books cited here can be found in the Central Library.
Part of the Library's "Visual Collections", many of the source materials can be viewed online.
London at War Learn about the impact of the Second World War at home.
The site includes excellent photographs, it describes daily life for ordinary people, rationing, the role of women, air raids, life in the shelters, and the evacuation of children from London.
Index to 1,700 autographs collected from 1905-1910 by former City Librarian Charles Lummis.
Lummis sent specially designed library stationery to all the leading men and some women of the day asking them to improve the page with a saying, drawing, or other inspiring example. and international periodicals on subjects of archaeology, architectural design, city planning, interior design and decoration, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban planning, plus biographical information about architects.
Gain access to English Language Learning/ESL courses, Spanish literacy for Spanish speakers with little to no reading or writing ability in Spanish and The Skill Builder program—a series of courses in reading, writing and social studies for native English speakers preparing to take one of the high school equivalency tests, such as the Hi SET or GED. Statistics on demographics, social, economic and housing characteristics for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties compiled by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).
Standard auto repair manuals online with photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks This selection of Los Angeles-Area City and Street-Address Directories spans from 1875-1987 and can be searched by name or address.
Call the Rare Books Department at (213) 228-7350 for an appointment to view the booklets.
Offering Spanish language e-books that can be read online or downloaded to devices, as well as language courses for Spanish, English, and "Quick Languages", a course in simple words and phrases in 12 languages.