Twenty-two branches of the Los Angleles Public Library System are distinguished by placement on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places—the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation. The National Register was established after the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966. The National Register has been administered by the National Park Service (NPS), an agency within the United States Department of the Interior. Its goals are to help property owners and interest groups, such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, coordinate, identify, and protect historic sites in the United States.

The Central Library building and grounds were placed on the Register in 1970; 21 library branches followed in 1987 in a thematic group submission. The table below provides basic information about the branch construction periods, architects, and architectural styles.

LAPL branches on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Branch name NRIS item No. Year opened Architect Architectural style LAHCM No. Address


National Register Information System (NRIS):

Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (LAHCM): Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources

Los Angeles Central Library 70000136 1926 Goodhue, Bertram G. Other, International Style 46 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Angeles Mesa Branch 87001005 1928 Dana, Royal Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Mission/Spanish Revival n/a 2700 W. 52nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90043
Cahuenga Branch 87001006 1916 Russell, C.H. Italian Renaissance Revival 314 4591 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Eagle Rock Branch 87001004 1928 Newton, H. C.; Murray, R. D. Mission/Spanish Revival 292 2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Felipe de Neve Branch 87001008 1929 Whittlesey, A. Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Mediterranean Revival 452 2820 W 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Helen Hunt Jackson Branch 87001011 1925 Noerenberg, C.E. Mission/Spanish Revival n/a 2330 Naomi Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Jefferson Branch 87001012 1923 Noerenberg, C.E. Mission/Spanish Revival n/a 2211 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
John C. Fremont Branch 87001009 1927 Barker, Merl L. Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Mediterranean Revival 303 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
John Muir Branch 87001017 1930 Withey, Henry F. Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Spanish Revival 305 1005 W 64th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90044
Lincoln Heights Branch 87001013 1916 Hibbard, Lester H.; Cody, H.B. Classical Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival 261 2530 Workman Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Malabar Branch 87001014 1927 Woollett, William L. Mediterranean Revival, Spanish Revival 304 2801 Wabash Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Memorial Branch 87001015 1930 Austin, John C. Gothic Revival 81 4625 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Moneta (Junipero Serra) Branch 87001016 1923 Farwell, Lyman Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Mediterranean Revival n/a 4255 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90037
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart 87001018 1929 Weston & Weston Mediterranean Revival 302 5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Richard Henry Dana Branch 87001007 1927 Bent, Harry S. Colonial Revival n/a 3320 Pepper Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Robert Louis Stevenson Branch 87001021 1927 Lindsay, George L. Mission/Spanish Revival n/a 803 Spence Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Van Nuys Branch 87001019 1927 Allison & Allison Mission/Spanish Revival 911 14555 Sylvan Street, Vun Nuys, CA 91411
Venice Branch 87001020 1930 Witmer, David L.; Crosel, J. Mission/Spanish Revival n/a 610 California Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Vermont Square Branch 87001022 1913 Hunt & Burns Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals 264 1201 W. 48th. Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Washington Irving Branch 87001010 1926 Allison & Allison Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals 307 1802 Arlington Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Wilmington Branch 87001023 1927 McAllister, W.E.; Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury Mission/Spanish Revival 308 309 W. Opp St, Wilmington, CA 90744
Wilshire Branch 87001024 1927 Ruoff, Allen Mission/Spanish Revival 415 149 N. Saint Andrews Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90004