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Central Library

MAP to Central
222 E. Harvard Street
Glendale, California 91205
Administration (818) 548-2030, FAX (818) 548-7225
Administration Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. To 5 p.m.

Monday - Thursday 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Sunday 1-5 P.M.
(no telephone service on Sundays)


Meeting Rooms - Reservations & Policies


Brand Library & Art Center

Reference service and a portion of the library collection are available during the Brand Library renovation at Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, 91205, 818-548-2027. Visit www.brandlibrary.org or on Facebook for further information and renovation updates. The renovation is expected to be completed in early 2014.

Casa Verdugo Library

Please enter from the front of the building on Brand boulevard; parking in the back of the building will be available when the construction has been completed.

Central Library

The Library Arts and Culture Department held a community meeting on April 8, 2013, to solicit input regarding the design for the upcoming renovation of the Central Library. View/download the PowerPoint version or the PDF version of the presentation.


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Free Computer Workshops

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Miscellaneous Phone Numbers

Telephone Renewals: (818) 548-8010
Recorded Information (818) 548-2020

Children's Room (Central Library) (818) 548-2035
Reference Services (818) 548-2027

Literacy Office (818) 548-6450
Loan Desk (818) 548-2021
Periodicals - Audio Visual Services (818) 548-2033

Library Tours and Public Relations (818) 548-2042
Friends of the Glendale Public Library (818) 546-2538

Special Collections

History of the Central Library

Library Architectural Tour

Discovering the History and Architecture of Glendale’s Public Libraries

The Glendale Historical Society sponsored the Library's first-ever Architectural Tour that included visits to the Central Library, Grandview Library and Brand Library & Art Center.

Architect John LoCasio and TGHS President Arlene Vidor provided background about the Library buildings.

TGHS member Carole Dougherty's Tour brochure can be downloaded here.


Library Visitors receive 3 hours FREE parking across Harvard at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk.

Parking spaces in front (east side) of the building are available for 30 minutes. Spaces on the south side are available for 1 hour.

Metered parking is available on the west side of the building in Lot #10 and on Harvard Street.

Handicapped parking is available at the front of the building.

The Central Library is accessible by MTA bus lines 92 (Brand/Harvard), 180/181 (Brand/Broadway), 780 (Brand/Broadway), and 183 (Brand/Colorado).

The Central Library is also accessible by the Glendale Beeline, Routes 1 & 2 (Brand/Harvard), 3 & 4 (Louise/Harvard), and 6 (Louise/Colorado).

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