The Malibu Library, part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, 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.
The Malibu Public Library, a branch of the Los Angeles County Public Library, offers a wide array of free programs and activities to the community. One of the most engaging programs of the Malibu Library is the Malibu Library Speaker Series.
Library Speaker Series The Malibu Library Speaker Series is a collaboration between the Malibu Library and City of Malibu that brings a wide variety of renowned speakers from different fields to share their insights, experiences and ideas on topics ranging from environmental sustainability to politics to literature, during free speaking engagements at the Malibu Library and at Malibu City Hall's Civic Theater.