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Los Angeles city libraries restoring slashed hours

Monday, October 15, 2012
The Los Angeles Public Library is seen in this undated file photo.

The Los Angeles Public Library is seen in this undated file photo. (KABC Photo)

There is good news for people who use Los Angeles city libraries.

Monday and Wednesday night hours, as well as Friday morning hours, will be restored at all 73 libraries citywide starting on Monday, Oct. 15.

The hours were slashed in 2010 following cuts to the city's budget. Measure L, a ballot initiative passed by voters last March, is providing the funds to help restore the hours.

"Libraries are vital neighborhood resources," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a statement. "It pained me greatly to make the decision to reduce library hours in 2010. Restoration gets the city back on track and one step closer to fully restoring our city's library hours."

The following are the new library hours:

Central Library

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday & holidays: closed

Branch Libraries*

Monday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday & holidays: closed

*Note: Robertson Branch is closed Saturdays and holidays and open Sundays 1 - 5 p.m.

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