The small park has fountains, benches, and grass, where you can sit in the shade and read, with a cup of coffee from the cafe as I did on a recent afternoon. Around you is the hum of the city traffic and the sound of street musicians. In a city with few green areas and a short supply of tranquility, it's a haven for book lovers.
|View of Central Library from elevated walkway at Fifth and Flower
|Ground level view of fountain-lined entrance
|Steps to entrance inscribed in various languages
|Central room where the main floor's four corridors meet
|Eight-story atrium with colorful hanging artwork
|There's always Hope, and a way to find it.
|Street-level entrance on Hope: "Books Invite All - They Constrain None"
|Terraced walkways leading from Hope Street up to main floor entrance
|Two towering neighbors
|Cafe with two food counters
|Exit through the gift shop
|The Dash shuttle that gets me there and back home for 25 cents each way