What's Happening


All Library, Arts & Culture locations will be closed Saturday - Monday, January 19 - 21, 2019, for the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend.   <Read More>


The Friends of the Glendale Public Library are not accepting donations of used materials due to a backlog of donated books. Please take your used book donations to other local nonprofits such as Goodwill or Salvation Army.

Help the Friends eliminated their backlog! Buy used books and DVDs at the next Friends Loading Dock sale on Saturday, February 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Back Door Bookstore behind the Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, and outside at the Central Park Paseo next door to the Museum of Neon Art. Buy a tote bag from the Friends and fill it up with books and DVDs for only $10. The faster the Friends sell their collection, the quicker they can start accepting donations!

Library, Arts & Culture

222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205

See our locations or download a map with our service hours.   

  • InfoSpace: Loan Desk, Holds, Reference - 818-548-2021
  • Children's Room - 818-548-2035
  • Administration - 818-548-2030, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Recorded Information - 818-548-2020
  • Telephone Renewals - 818-548-8010

  • Glendale History Room - 818-548-3749

  • Arts & Culture Commission - 818-548-2030

To ask a question or contact the Library, Arts & Culture Department by email, please select one of the following options:

  • Email a reference question or request materials

  • Email a question about your library account

  • Email a general comment or suggestion about Library services

  • Email to contact Brand Library & Art Center staff

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  • Suggest a Title     Couldn't find what you were looking for--a title or subject or books by a certain author? Give us a little feedback and we'll see about purchasing the title for our collections.   Read More>

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