West Hollywood Library Programming, Art & Facilities/Room Rentals

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We’re making changes to serve you better! Beginning January 9, 2017 our library rooms reservation process will be done through ActiveNet, the City of West Hollywood’s Online Reservation system. To make sure the transition happens as smoothly as possible, between January 1, 2017 and January 8, 2017, staff will be hard at work on the transition and will not process room bookings for the West Hollywood Library rooms (only). Room bookings will resume, via ActiveNet on January 9th.

In the meantime, we encourage you to create a Recreation Online (ActiveNet) account on the City’s website.  Please visit www.weho.org/recreation to create an account.  The process is very easy. Simply start by clicking Recreation Online.   If you need further assistance creating your account, please contact Susy Salazar in the Recreation Division at 323-848-6479. We thank you for your patience during this transition. 


The West Hollywood Library building was built and is owned by the City of West Hollywood, and opened on October 1, 2011. The Library building hosts a variety of programming and exhibitions.

To sign up for a bi-weekly e-newsletter telling you all about our cultural programming click here or follow us on facebook!

 West Hollywood Library
 

Weho Room 

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

 Coffeeshop
 

Longshot Coffee has taken up residency in the City Council Chambers Lobby area. 

If you have an event in the Community Meeting Room at the Library, we recommend approaching them for your catering needs first. More info at: www.longshotcoffee.com / mark@longshotcoffee.com

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 an interagency 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

Cultural Programming

We have a variety of Cultural Programming at the library. For a list of upcoming events click here or follow WeHo Arts at the links below.   

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 Sign up for our bi-weekly Arts Briefs e-newsletter of events  

  

Public Art

There 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.

Rotating Library Exhibitions

The City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts presents rotating exhibitions at the West Hollywood Library. For a timeline of past exhibitions click below. For more information on West Hollywood Library exhibits, please contact Mike Che, Economic Development and Cultural Affairs Coordinator, at mche@weho.org.

Library Exhibition Map

Room Use / Rentals at the Library

Study RoomStudy Rooms (up to 6 people) - These rooms are available for any type of meeting, including private studying and can seat up to 6 people. One study room can be reserved one week in advance by contacting the Library's Information Desk, and two others can be used on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.



 

Classroom 2Community Meeting Room (fits up to 80 people) 

We’re making changes to serve you better! Beginning January 9, 2017 our library rooms reservation process will be done through ActiveNet (https://apm.activecommunities.com/weho), the City of West Hollywood’s Online Reservation system. To make sure the transition happens as smoothly as possible, between January 1, 2017 and January 8, 2017, staff will be hard at work on the transition and will not process room bookings for the West Hollywood Library rooms (only). Room bookings will resume, via ActiveNet on January 9th.

In the meantime, we encourage you to create a Recreation Online (ActiveNet) account on the City’s website.  Please visit www.weho.org/recreation to create an account.  The process is very easy. Simply start by clicking Recreation Online.   If you need further assistance creating your account, please contact Susy Salazar in the Recreation Division at 323-848-6479. We thank you for your patience during this transition.


 

council chambersCouncil 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.

We’re making changes to serve you better! Beginning January 9, 2017 our library rooms reservation process will be done through ActiveNet (https://apm.activecommunities.com/weho), the City of West Hollywood’s Online Reservation system.

 

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) which is a 32,000 square foot LEED certified building designed by architects Steve Johnson and Jim Favaro. 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.

 

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