The Malibu Community Library, part of the Los Angeles County Public Library system, was designed in 1963, and opened its doors in 1970. Following a $6 million renovation in 2011-2012, the library reopened with a state-of-the-art design made to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications, in keeping with the City's mission to preserve and protect the environment. The new library floor plan showcases local history and Malibu's sand, sea, and sun culture, providing guests with comfortable, inspirational areas for reading and research, as well as community space for meetings, presentations, and special events.
In October 2013, the United States Green Building Council recognized the City of Malibu and County of Los Angeles with LEED Gold certification for the sustainable materials and processes used in the library renovation project.
2018 Malibu Library Needs Assessment
In 2005, the City of Malibu and Los Angeles County Library conducted a Malibu Library Needs Assessment to determine the library service goals and enable the County Library to provide service more closely tailored to the community’s needs. A new Needs Assessment is being prepared in 2018 to update the community's goals for the Malibu Library in order to determine future enhancements that will meet those goals.
The City invites the public to share their thoughts about future library services for the community as part of the new Malibu Library Needs Assessment.