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Big Changes Coming to Glendale Central Library

City of Glendale Library

With the Glendale Central Library renovation reaching its final chapter, the Central Library will be closing its doors to the public at the end of the day on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The closure is to ensure the safety of library patrons while allowing constructions crews to move into high gear for its grand re-opening in Spring 2017. While the Central library will be closed, the library is searching for temporary alternative spaces in the downtown area.

The re-opened Glendale Central Library will be a state-of-the art facility which places public access to information and technology at the forefront. The renovation will feature new study and community spaces as well as a MakerSpace, a Remembrance Room, a Digital Lab, six new conference rooms, a brand new teen space, and an upgraded auditorium with a green room/audio mixing room and catering kitchen. These additions and more will transform the Central Library into an artistic, technological, and informational community hub.

While the Central Library may be closed, Glendale’s Library, Arts & Culture Department believes in giving the people of Glendale continual access to library services. Listed below are some ways in which the Library will keep people connected and offer a full range of services to residents.

  • Stay up to date! Log into our web page to see what’s going on at Sign up for our e-newsletter and receive updated information directly on your device! You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @myglendalelac for up-to-the-minute news.

  • Go online! Our catalog is available. Reserve the materials you would like to borrow and choose any other Glendale or Pasadena Library location to pick-up your items

  • Use our databases, e-books, and online media anywhere. Library Card holders have 24/7 access to databases for online research, e-books, e-audiobooks, music downloads, and much more!

  • No overdue fees at any Glendale Library location from September through November. We know our closure is inconvenient, so we’re allowing extra time.

For more information on the various services the library will continue to provide and for some frequently asked questions click, here

The Library is always interested in hearing community input during this transition, to submit your suggestions and questions email the Library’s community outreach management at

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