West Hollywood Library

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West Hollywood Library
West Hollywood Library.jpg
The West Hollywood Library in 2013
CountryUnited States
Established2011
Location625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, California

The West Hollywood Library is a public library in West Hollywood, California, U.S.. It is a branch of LA County Library.

Architectural significance[edit]

The 33,150-square-foot building was completed in 2011.[1][1] It was designed by architects Steve Johnson and James Favaro, with murals by Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf.[2] It won the City Livability Award from the United States Conference of Mayors in 2012.[3]

Collection[edit]

The library collection includes LGBT fiction and non-fiction.[4][5] It is the meeting place of the Lambda Literary Book Club, an LGBT-themed book club.[5]

There are also books in Spanish and Russian.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Best Library To Get Serious Work Done: West Hollywood Library". LA Weekly. 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Hawthorne, Christopher (September 28, 2011). "Architecture Review: West Hollywood Library among top works". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Broverman, Neal (June 19, 2012). "US Mayors Love the WeHo Library". LA Curbed. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "West Hollywood Library". County of Los Angeles Public Library. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "LGBT Collection at the West Hollywood Library". County of Los Angeles Public Library. Retrieved May 9, 2018.

Coordinates: 34°04′55″N 118°23′02″W / 34.0819°N 118.3839°W / 34.0819; -118.3839