The West Hollywood Library is a 32,000 square foot LEED certified building designed by architects Steve Johnson and Jim Favaro that opened on October 1, 2011. The Library building hosts a variety of programming and exhibitions.
|West Hollywood Library|
The Library is operated by the County of Los Angeles Public Library system. For information on hours, directions, parking and more please click here
|Friends of the West Hollywood Library Bookstore|
The Friends of the Library Bookstore is operated by the Friends of the West Hollywood Library, which raises funds to support programming at the Library. More info here
Longshot Coffee has taken up residency in the City Council Chambers Lobby area.
|Arts and Cultural Programming at the Library|
The West Hollywood Library campus provides opportunities for Cultural Programs and displays within the public areas of the West Hollywood Library Facility. Organizations and individuals are welcome to apply for sponsorship. Proposals are reviewed by a committee on a quarterly basis. Please note that the Library receives far more requests for programming than it is able to accommodate.
To apply please complete the application found here:
West Hollywood Library Cultural Programming Application
We have a variety of Cultural Programming at the library. For a list of upcoming events click here or follow us at the links below.
Public ArtThere are two commissioned public artworks, 'Peace, Freedom, and Creativity' (2011) by Shepard Fairey and 'Platanus bibliotechalis' (2011) by David Wiseman as part of the City's Percent for Art initiative. Also associated with the Library are the three Art in the Streets murals by Kenny Scharf, RETNA, and Shepard Fairey that adorn the sides of the adjacent Parking Structure and were installed as part of MOCA's Art in the Streets exhibition.
Temporary Library ExhibitionsThe City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission presents exhibitions at the West Hollywood Library on a regular basis, for a timeline of past and current exhibitions click on the map/timeline below:
|Room Use / Rentals - The Library is intended as a public space, with a focus on arts and educational purposes. There are several spaces available in the Library, which are listed below. PLEASE NOTE: The Rooms at the Library Facility are in high demand. Interested individuals are encouraged to book early and in some cases up to 6 months in advance of their desired rental date.|
|Study Rooms (up to 6 people) - These rooms are available for any type of meeting, including private studying and can seat up to 6 people. They are not reservable in advance although a waiting list is kept at the Library Reference desk. For the best chance of reserving a room, show up when the Library first opens in the morning. For hours and Library contact info click here.|
West Hollywood Room (10 seats) - This is a wood paneled room on the uppermost floor of the Library that can accomodate up to 12 people, but more comfortably fits 10. It is available to rent during regular Library operating hours for any public or private meeting that is not disruptive to the patrons of the Library. You can read all of the regulations, check for availability, and see room rental rates here.
Community Meeting Room (up to 80 people) - This room has no fixed furniture can accomodate up to 80 people depending on the set-up. It is available to rent during regular Library operating hours for any open-to-the-public, free to attend meetings that are either focused on art and culture or educational in nature. You can read all of the regulations, check for availability, and see room rental rates here.
Council Chambers / Public Meeting Room (139 seats) - This is the large public meeting room located next to the Coffee Shop. The use of this room is only for City-sponsored programs as approved by the City Council and is not rentable. If you are one of our community partners that has obtained use of the room, you can find A/V specs here as well as a Room Set Up Form.
Other options for space - If none of the above options work for you, you may wish to contact www.spacefinderla.com to search for free or inexpensive space in various arts venues; www.visitwesthollywood.com maintains a free service to find meeting or event space in local restaurants and hotels for rent; and the City of West Hollywood Recreation Online for spaces in West Hollywood Park, King's Road Park, and Plummer Park available for rent.
Other Libraries: There are several libraries within a few blocks outside the borders of West Hollywood including the LAPL's Will & Ariel Durant Library and the Beverly Hills Library which have community rooms for rent.
Theatre/Rehearsal Space: In the City of West Hollywood the following resources may help you with finding performance or rehearsal space for your theatre production:
|About the 25th Anniversary Capital Project|
Phase I includes the newly-opened West Hollywood Library located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard (at Melrose). Phase I of the West Hollywood Park Master Plan is one of the major components of the City’s 25th Anniversary Capital Project which also includes development of the West Hollywood City Hall Automated Garage and Community Plaza Project and implementation of the Plummer Park Master Plan.
- 25th Anniversary Capital Project Facts
- Archived Related News Releases
- Online Media Kit
- Time Lapse Video of the Construction (streaming video)
- Library Photos