Brand Library & Art Center is pleased to present a landmark exhibition and programs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.   Read More>

Metro eventMetro LA Poster Signing with Featured Artist Edith Waddell


Saturday, March 28, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Read More>

MarriageOfFigaroOpera Talk -  The Marriage of Figaro

Saturday, March 21, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Read More>


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Art, Music & Beyond!

In the midst of the City of Glendale's verdant Brand Park sits Brand Library & Art Center, the art and music section of the Library, Arts & Culture Department. This cultural resource serves an ever-widening public interested in the arts, and is a unique destination for art, music and beyond.

Facilities at Brand Library & Art Center include an Art and Music Library, Art Galleries and Recital Hall. Activities in the Center's Art Studios are programmed by the Community Services and Parks Department.

Brand Library is staffed by subject specialist librarians and has over 110,000 items, including books, scores, DVDs, CDs, LPs, and magazines.

Brand Library & Art Center sponsors many events that are free and open to the public including art exhibitions, concerts, art & music lectures, dance events, films, computer classes, children's events and library tours. 

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In 1956 Brand Library & Art Center opened to the public in Miradero, the beautiful home of Glendale pioneer Leslie C. Brand, and has been serving music and art lovers from across Southern California ever since.

Tours are available to interested groups and may be scheduled by calling Brand Library at 818-548-2051.

A ramp entrance and accessible parking for cars with a disabled person parking placard or license plate is located on the East side of Brand Library. To access the designated spaces, drive around to the rear of the building and enter the small parking lot. Make a right turn after you pass the loading dock; parking will be on your right, in front of the ramp that leads to the breezeway entry. There are additional spaces at the rear of the building near the loading dock doors.


Special event rentals of the Galleries and the Plaza or filming at Brand Library will be considered on a case-by-case basis starting in July 2015. Call 818-548-2051 for more information.


  • Permits for photography in the park (including wedding photography) may be obtained by calling the Community Services and Parks Department at 818-548-2184. Permits for filming in the park may be obtained by calling the Community Services and Parks Department at 818-548-3813.
  • The Brand Studios holds classes downstairs from the Art Galleries. Call 818-548-2184 for more information.
  • Information about the Japanese Teahouse and Doctor's House may be obtained by calling 818-548-2184.


The Brand Associates is a volunteer organization that supports and promotes the Brand Library & Art Center as an arts, cultural, educational, and historic resource for the region. This non-profit support group welcomes new members. Application forms are available at or at Brand Library.

Brand Library & Art Center

1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.