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SPECIAL NOTICE: ALL GLENDALE LIBRARIES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department, under the direction of the City of Glendale, is closed. Call 818-548-2021 to leave a message, or click here to send staff an email.  Online resources and Live Chat services are available 24/7 through the website, www.GlendaleLAC.org.     Click here to read more.


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1535 Fifth Street
Glendale, CA 91201


HISTORY
Grandview, or Northbranch as it was called, opened in 1923 temporarily in the Grandview School (now Jefferson). In 1926, a Carnegie Library was built at 1145 Ruberta with just under 2,000 feet on the main floor and a basement of approximately equal size which included a storyhour room. Cost of the building was $11,000. After 32 years of service the building became unsuitable for the needs of the community because of its small size and security problems. The present 5,267 square foot building, designed by Graham Latta, A.I.A. and built by Frank Reitinger Construction, was completed in October, 1963. The building opened to the public on January 13, 1964.