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Library, Arts & Culture Service Changes Beginning July 1, 2019

Post Date:06/27/2019 10:27 AM

Media Contact
Chuck Wike, Library, Arts & Culture Community Relations Manager
(818) 937-7813

Library, Arts & Culture Service Changes Beginning July 1, 2019

Glendale, CA – Beginning July 1, 2019, and in keeping with leading library practices, fines for children’s and teen materials will be eliminated at all Library, Arts & Culture locations. Over the last ten years, libraries across the U.S. have been eliminating fines for children’s and teen materials as it has often functioned as a barrier to children’s and teen literacy. Children, teens, and parents will still be expected to bring their library materials back in a timely manner and will be charged replacement costs for the items that are not returned.

In addition, service hours at four Glendale Library, Arts & Culture locations will change beginning on Saturday, July 1, 2019. For more information, see the Library, Arts & Culture website The new service hours will be as follows:

Casa Verdugo Library, 1151 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91202 – 818-548-2051
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed 

Library Connection @ Adams Square, 1100 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale CA 91205 – 818-548-3833
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday – Sunday, closed 

Montrose Library, 2465 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA 91020 – 818-548-2048   
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, closed 

Pacific Park Library, 501 South Pacific Avenue, Glendale CA 91204 – 818-548-3760
Monday – Wednesday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, closed 

Neighborhood libraries expanded their service hours in 2015 during the two-year renovation of Downtown Central Library to maintain service to the community.  Since its reopening in 2017, Downtown Central Library has offered service seven days per week for a weekly total of 72 hours.

On July 1, 2019, the four Library, Arts & Culture locations above will collectively reduce their operating hours by 18 hours to rebalance operating hours following the reopening of Downtown Central Library. All Library, Arts & Culture locations will collectively operate a total of 296.5 hours per week, 18.5 hours more than before the renovation of Downtown Central Library.  


Glendale, known as the “Jewel City,” is one of the largest cities in Los Angeles County. With a population of over 200,000, 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, technology, entertainment, manufacturing, retail, and banking.

Glendale’s Library, Arts & Culture Department began in 1907 and includes six neighborhood libraries as well as the Brand Library & Art Center, housed in the historic 1904 mansion of Glendale pioneer Leslie C. Brand, and the Downtown Central Library, a 93,000 square foot center for studying, learning, and gathering. For more information call Library, Arts & Culture at (818) 548-2030 or see the website

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