All classrooms visit the Library weekly during the school year. The library is open before school (beginning at 8:00am), during recess and lunch, and after school until 5:30pm. Students may check out up to 5 books for one week if accompanied by a parent and two books on their own.  Kindergarten students are also able to check out books, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the Library. Third Street Library was chosen as the Model Library for LAUSD District 3 for 2008-2010.  

The schoolday library aide and after-school library supervisor, as well as library materials, subscriptions and supplies, are all made possible by Friends of Third. All children visit the library and participate in literacy programs regardless of a family’s ability to donate.