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The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) was established in 1872. It was designed by architect Bertram Goodhue, using inspiration from ancient Egyptian, and Mediterranean Revival. The library employs over eight hundred people. It has over six million in their collections at seventy-two branches, including a rare books collection, a photo collection from Ansel Adams to Carolyn Kozo Cole’s diversity photo collection, to their science, technology and patents collection, and a uniquely expansive map collection from the private collection of a local map enthusiast. Today, LAPL serves over four million patrons in all their locations throughout the Los Angeles area.
LAPL. (2017). LAPL. Retrieved from http://www.lapl.org/.