Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) website?
If not, you'll be amazed!
Fun to browse! Informative and interesting!
Well-worth the time!
LAPL TREASURES, now called Library Collections and Resources: Find wonderful resources:
** Library Catalog: Search for whatever you want, place it on hold, and request delivery to Encino-Tarzana Branch Library. If an item is not available for a hold (e.g. video, DVD), you might be able to get it by calling the Branch that has it and requesting that it be sent to Encino-Tarzana Branch; you'll be called or get email when it arrives.
Also on the Catalog screen you can look at: Hot Titles, books most popular during a 2-week period; and even join an Online Book Club Also, there is a list of other Local Libraries.
** Photo and Visual Collections: Local History Collections (e.g. Photos, California Index, map collection, city directories, labels, menus, theatre; and other historical collections: fashion plates, bookplates, travel posters, movie posters.
** e-Media: Borrow by downloading e-Books, e-Audiobooks, e-Videos, and e-Music, with Library Lending Policies. Library collections are delivered through various partners.
** LAPL Reads: Reviews by librarians; Book Lists recommended by Library Staff; Resources (Awards, Bestsellers, Book Lists, Book Reviews, Library Resources; New & In Demand titles; and RSS Feeds).
** Web Resources: - This is LAPL's Guide to the Internet.
· Search Engines - They help guide you to the information you want on the Internet. Each search engine works a little differently. We suggest your start with Google, and next Bing, and then compare results with all the others when you have the time.
· Subject Categories- Almost every topic you might want is here. For example, book club members, click on "Literature."
** Research and Homework - This is like having your own personal librarian! Some examples: "Environmental Impact Reports," "Genealogy." There are literature guides, e.g. "African-American Literature," "Book Reports/Book Reviews/Criticism," "Literary Criticism Locator," "Poem Locator," "Readers' Advisory," "Short Story Locator."
** Word Processing - Have the use of a Word Processor for writing papers or articles, including a resume program, Using Google Docs or Microsoft's Sky Drive. Many "Help" topics are available.
** Ask a Librarian: Did you know that you can get your questions answered by "talking" with a librarian via phone, fax, email, or online, 24/7?
** Jobs & Money Guides: Job Hunting Guide and Financial Resource Guide
** About the Library: Our "hidden treasures" - a sampling:
a. General Information - how the Library functions
b. Central Library - The best treat of all - under Art and Architecture in Central Library - a descriptive tour of the Central Library; a click on each illustration will fill the screen! Also click on each of the Subject Departments for details, descriptions of materials and collections, and other helpful resources, guides, etc.
** Support Your Library:
a. Library Foundation including Foundation Events - Library Foundation provides additional financial support for LAPL programs and technology. Foundation Events lists their ongoing programs and series. You can join the Foundation.
b. Friends of the Library - describes the overall Friends' groups and other LAPL Support Groups, including our Encino-Tarzana Branch.
c. Library Store - you don't have to travel downtown to take advantage of the Library Store and its many gift items for readers, writers, children, and books about Los Angeles.
Lots more -- just click on the menu bar or left column of the LAPL home page for more "goodies"
Please note: LAPL revises their website, some things may have moved; also some services are unavailable Sunday mornings due to system maintenance.