Learn about the Central Library Renovation, and get updates on construction and parking at the Central Library. New hours at Central Library begin August 31. Read More>
A new mobile art installation, Glendale Wings, was unfurled at the Central Library Groundbreaking, and will be on view at Cruise Night. Read More>
Read to the Rhythm
Participate in one of our summer reading programs!
Enjoy summer concerts on the Brand Library Plaza, June through August, supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program and the Brand Associates.
Enjoy Zetz Klezmer--the intimacy of European chamber music together with the infectious fun and entertainment of a dance band on Friday, July 24, 7:00 p.m. Read More>
On the Cutting Edge of Innovation
Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new Integrated Library System (ILS) to serve circulation and collection management needs. The new Encore Catalog provides seamless access to a variety of formats: books, eBooks, audio visual, as well as subscription databases. A future release will allow Library users to check account balances and make payments online.
The ILS software is operated jointly by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and Pasadena Public Library, allowing reciprocal borrowing of materials between the two cities. Each community can access a combined collection of close to 1.4 million items, many of which are unduplicated between the two systems. The new ILS, by Innovative Interfaces Inc., replaced the current system purchased in 2003.
Want to try an eBook? Borrow an iPad mini from the Library! Bring your library card and photo ID in person to any Library, Arts & Culture location. Borrow an iPad mini and use it for three weeks as an eReader, with the Library’s mobile app and other library mobile services. Read More>