what we do

Libros Schmibros is a Boyle Heights-based lending library that puts low-or no-cost books into all hands, native and immigrant, Eastside and West. Since our opening in 2010, we've welcomed 17,600 patrons and put 20,000 books into circulation in Boyle Heights and beyond.


Libros Schmibros champions the pleasures of literature and its power to change lives.

what we've achieved

  • 5+ years in operation
  • 10 weeks in parallel residence at the Hammer Museum
    (held over after a projected six)
  • 100+ community events
  • 2,000+ members
  • 20,000+ books circulated

 Libros Schmibros is generously supported by the Durfee Foundation,
the Roth Family Foundation, and the Rosenthal Family Foundation
and is fiscally sponsored by Community Partners.

                   Tax-exempt ID 95-4302067

                   Tax-exempt ID 95-4302067