Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Due to Covid-19 the Lafayette Library is open six days a week, for front-door service only.
The Library Campus
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center (LLLC) is a 30,000+ square foot multi-use facility comprised of two architecturally stunning buildings and easily accessed public spaces including an amphitheatre, a separate Community Hall and public art gallery.
Also located on the Library campus:
The Library offers computer stations, free Wi-Fi, comfortable reading chairs and study spaces, three private meeting rooms, a large children’s section, Homework and Teen Centers, STEAM (Technology) Lab, two balconies, and an enclosed garden with bird feeder. There is also an outdoor patio, amphitheater and terraced hardscape.
Plan Your Visit
The Lafayette Library is located in downtown Lafayette with convenient access to public transportation, BART, and within walking distance of Lafayette shops, restaurants, schools, and senior housing.
Parking is available on-site and accessed via Golden Gate Way. Street parking is also available.
Food is not allowed inside the Lafayette Library. Covered drinks are allowed except at public computers where all beverages are restricted. Outside tables and benches offer patrons options for eating when visiting the library.
For more information about Lafayette’s amenities, visit www.lafayettechamber.org
For more information about the City of Lafayette, visit www.lovelafayette.org
AT THE LIBRARY
The Lafayette Library houses a collection of over 90,000 items including books, periodicals, audiovisual
materials, and more. Through the Contra Costa County Library’s shared catalog, Library cardholders have access to valuable resources and materials within the 26 branch library system. Library cardholder benefits include:
LinkPlus books and materials from large academic and research library collections
Lynda Library online tutorials in job/career paths, computer skills, web design, video editing, and much more.
Discover and Go passes to local museums and cultural institutions
For information on Library services, resources for students, tutoring and drop-in computer assistance, please speak with a librarian or visit the www.ccclib.org.
For information on upcoming programs at the Lafayette Library visit the program calendar.
Study Rooms (3) are available on a first come, first served basis. Patrons may sign-up at the Library Information Desk to make a same-day reservation (at no charge) for up to 2 hours per day.
Room Rentals There are three spaces available for rent on the Library campus including the grand Don Tatzin Community Hall. For information on facility rentals click HERE.
Computers with access to the internet, free wi-fi, computer printing and copy services are available. BW copies are $.15 and color copies are $.50 per page for both services.
Art at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Brian Goggin’s towering bronze of stacked books and floating pages, "Speechless," is an impressive welcome to Library visitors walking through the plaza at First Street and Golden Gate Way.
Standing almost 16 feet tall, pages of books cast with actual literary passages seem to soar heavenward as you make your way toward the Library entrance. Inside, an array of engaging artwork adorns the walls for visitors to enjoy.
the Lafayette Library and Learning Center pUBLIC aRT GALLERY
The Library public art gallery was created to support rich and diverse artistic expression, provide the opportunity for local artists to display their works, and to encourage the appreciation of the visual arts in Lafayette’s cultural center.
Exhibits are selected by the City of Lafayette Public Art Commission. Exhibitors interested in displaying artwork must submit a complete LLLC Gallery Exhibition Application.
For more information, please visit the City of Lafayette Public Art Commission