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|Reference to legal mandate||County Free Library Act|
|Location||Downey, Los Angeles County, California|
|Criteria for collection||County residents|
|Access and use|
|Director||Skye Patrick, County Librarian|
LA County Library is one of the largest public library systems in the United States which serves residents living in 49 of the 88 incorporated cities of Los Angeles County, California. United States and those living in unincorporated areas resulting in a service area extending over 3,000 square miles (7,800 km2).
"County Free Library Act" (1912) established and authorized the Los Angeles County Free Library, later to become the Los Angeles County Public Library system of branches.
The library system, headquartered in Downey, California, is overseen by the Library Commission of 20 appointed members who report on administration, operation, and service to the County Board of Supervisors who operate County Library as a special fund department.
Skye Patrick was appointed County Librarian on February 1, 2016.
LA County Library won the 2018 Marketer of the Year Award, the 2019 Librarian of the Year Award for Skye Patrick, and the 2019 Library of the Year Award. All three awards were from Library Journal and this was the first time a single organization held all three awards at the same time.
The library provides many resources, including literacy services and programs for families and children.
The library system offers consumer health information under CHIPS (Consumer Health Information Program and Services).
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