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Central Library CLOSED Until 2pm August 13, 14 & 17

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Chuck Wike, Community Relations Manager


Glendale Central CLOSED Until 2pm, August 13, 14 and 17, 2015

GLENDALE, CA - The Glendale Central Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14, 2015, and Monday, August 17, until 2:00 p.m. due to construction noise. Central Library will provide regular services hours Saturday, August 15, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 16, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: Library, Arts & Culture will provide tables, chairs and free WiFi at an an outdoor WiFi Cafe outside the front doors of the Central Library.

As the renovation project may cause other unforeseen closures, please check the Library, Arts & Culture website, for daily updates or call Library, Arts & Culture Administration at 818-548-2030.

The Central Library renovation is an 18-month project that will provide building improvements that enhance the function of the facility as a twenty-first century library.

When the Project is finished:

• Visitors will be assisted through a single service point and enjoy increased study and community spaces, additional exhibition spaces, improved access to technology, and better accommodation of collections and services.

• Relocated entrances to the north and south will further establish Central Library as an anchor to the City’s Arts & Entertainment District and give more visibility to the civic presence in the downtown.

• A Maker Space and a room dedicated to Man’s Inhumanity to Man.

Although Central Library is not currently designated as historic the design approach to the renovation preserves the City’s ability to list the building in the future in recognition of its style and the significance of the architect. The eighteen-month project will be phased so that closures can be avoided. However, service hours may need to be adjusted and some parts of the collection will be unavailable at various times.

Gruen Associates was also responsible for the Brand Library & Art Center renovation, projects for the Shatford Library at Pasadena City College, Union Station, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Hollywood Bowl, among others.


Glendale, known as the “Jewel City,” is one of the largest cities in Los Angeles County. With a population over 196,000, Glendale is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers limitless opportunities. It is the home to a vibrant business community, with major companies in healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, retail and banking.

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