From LA Ist: What Your LA Library Card Gets You (Besides Books)
It’s cool enough that Los Angeles Public Library cards recently got a limited edition design by local artist Gajin Fujita. But once you get that arty little card in your sweaty little palm – or any LAPL card, for that matter – it opens up access to a whole host of art, activities, technology and more, in addition to all the glorious books.
A robust list of the card’s perks, from newspaper subscriptions to recording labs to cultural institutions (there’s a reason it’s called the #BestCardInLA – even Keanu has one, bro), lives on the library’s website.
A Few Extra-Awesome Highlights
Free or discounted admission to L.A. cultural institutions like The Broad, the Autry Museum of the American West, Kidspace Children’s Museum and more. Most put a limit on how many free passes you can get per month or per year. In most cases, you must make a reservation and print out a pass to show when you arrive. Find a full list of participating places at the library’s Discover & Go site.
The New York Times and The Washington Post: Free access to both newspapers’ digital sites. The access only lasts 24 hours, but you can log back on immediately. If the logging in and out doesn’t bother you, this is a serious money-saver.
Octavia Lab, a new space at the Central Library in DTLA that is full of all kinds of technology and gadgets to help users create. The lab is 3,000 square feet, and includes a 3D printing machine, virtual reality gear, a laser cutter, Final Cut Pro, Logic and much more.
Language learning apps, including the popular Mango. By entering your library card number and PIN, you can log in and start learning at no charge.
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