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Central Library Grand Re-Opening -- Spring 2017

The Central Library renovation is coming into its home stretch, completing major construction elements in time for our Spring 2017 Grand Re-opening. We are “closing the curtain” at the end of the day on September 1, 2016, so that our construction crews can move into high speed until we are ready for our big reveal. We are exploring options for alternative spaces in the downtown area, however the Central Library building will be closed to the public. Read More>

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One of the most exciting features of the renovated Central Library is the addition of a MakerSpace. The MakerSpace will be designed for expert makers and hobbyist crafters of all ages. We will be offering an array of instructor-led workshops, self-led making, and drop-in services.
Staff have been visiting makerspaces throughout Los Angeles to explore successes upon which we can build our program. Some of the amenities that we are considering are computers,
3D printers, software for design and animation, industrial sewing machines, laser cutting apparatus, leather and textile crafting supplies, specialty crafter tools, jewelry making supplies and equipment, paper painting supplies and equipment, a video production booth with cameras and accessories, and audio mixing and production equipment.
Our only limitation is space so we want to ensure that the design conforms with what is most needed in our community. Help us build our MakerSpace! Share your ideas with Sharon Mann Garrett at

Watch a new video about the Central Library Renovation!


Monday - Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Children's Room, 10:00 a.m. –  8:00 p.m. 
Morning hours at the Central Library’s Children’s Room will be available for its popular early childhood and family programming.

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Closed

The Glendale History Room

The Glendale History Room will be closed until late 2016 due to the next phases of the Central Library renovation project. Staff will only have access to some digital files.

Outdoor WiFi Cafe - Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Adults can return/renew borrowed items, pick up holds, and pay fines at the front desk. Enjoy free WiFi, tables & chairs outside the front doors, including, a selection of books for sale by the Friends of the Library, and a book truck full of great new books to borrow. Return your items, pick up a hold, even pay a fine!

Telephone service will be available at 818-548-2027 and at 818-548-2035 (Children's Room):
Monday - Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For more information contact Library, Arts & Culture information at 818-548-2030.

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Take a look at our Instagram feed for photos of City history along with photos of our current events and programs. Read More> 

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