Not only does the Los Angeles Public Library offer the traditional services of lending physical books and computer space, it also gives free access to e-Books that can be read on Nook or Kindle, as well as the ATLA Religion Database. This database is an important resource because it gives you FREE access to thousands of world-class scholarly articles on the Bible and other religious topics. This is unusually generous for a public library, and both pastors and laypeople can benefit from it. The Los Angeles Public Library operates as one library in many branches. Your town may be labeled something else for convenience, but if it is a part of the LA Metro Region, there is a good chance that it is really a part of the city of Los Angeles and therefore contains one of these branches.