Access Books (Los Angeles, CA)


  • Name:Dr. Rebecca Constantino
  • Title:Executive Director

Work Address

  • Organization Name:Access Books
  • Address:BOx 64951
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    United States

Work Phone

  • Main phone:310-284-3452
  • Main fax:310-203-0033

Work Web

Other Address

  • Address:10325 Orton Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    United States

Other Phone

  • Direct phone:310-920-1694
  • Mobile phone:310-920-1694

User Web and Email



  • Mission:
  • The mission of Access Books is twofold: to provide high interest reading material to underserved children in the greater Los Angeles area, and to provide a warm and welcoming school or community library. In this process, different communities work together around the love of books.

  • History:
  • Access Books was formed in 1999 based on research that shows you learn to read by reading, but first you must have something to read (Krashen, 1993, 2003). While conducting research for her Ph.D. dissertation, the founder of Access Books visited schools in both affluent and poor neighborhoods. She found that students in wealthy areas had access to more books in their home than poor children had in their home, classroom, school and public library combined (Constantino,, 1997, Constantino, 2007). She also found that in some affluent schools, good quality books were discarded on a regular basis, making room for new ones. Thus, Access Books was born.

  • Year established:1999
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:3


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:31-1655018

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:311655018
  • Organization Name:ACCESS BOOKS
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 64951
  • Organization City:LOS ANGELES
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:90064-0951
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1999
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:B70
  • Asset Amount:$83,606
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$277,297
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$277,297
  • Last Updated:9/21/2017 11:20:48 pm

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.