Glendale Library cards are FREE to all Maricopa County residents with photo ID and proof of address. Click here to find out how to get one!
The Velma Teague Branch Library will be hosting Halloween ComicFest, an all-ages, after-hours special event, from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 27. Preparations will begin several hours in advance. Quiet study areas will not be available at the Velma Teague Branch on this day. Please visit the Main Library or the Foothills Branch on October 27 for your quiet study needs. For more information about this event, please click here.
Glendale Public Library Services Expand to Western Glendale Construction Now Underway
The construction of Glendale’s fourth and newest public library branch, located on the grounds of Heroes Regional Park near 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, officially commenced on June 11, 2018. The new 7,500 sq. ft. library is projected to serve 80,000 visitors annually and bring an array of branch library services and the latest innovations in library technologies to the western portion of our city’s municipality. Click here for more information.
LIBCON West Is Coming! Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.)
Get ready to let loose, drop in, and geek out! Glendale Public Library is proud to present our third annual library comic convention. Celebrate all things pop culture, with cosplay, gaming, crafts, stories, authors, artists, trivia, shopping, food trucks, prizes and more at this free, family-friendly event. We have activities for all ages! For more information, visit www.libconwest.org.
ASU West Native American Heritage Festival Featuring the
18th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow (not a library-affiliated or City of Glendale event) Saturday, November 10, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
ASU West Fletcher Library Lawn (4701 W. Thunderbird Rd.)
Celebrate Native American heritage and honor the contributions of all U.S. veterans. This event features colorful regalia, dancing, music, Native arts and crafts, kids’ activities, art demos and food trucks. Free admission and free parking. This event is open to all. For more information, email WestEvents@asu.edu, call 602-543-5300, or click here.
Now Open Eight More Hours Per Week!
We're pleased to announce that you can now visit the Foothills Branch on Thursdays from 10 AM-2 PM and the Velma Teague Branch on Fridays from 10 AM-2 PM. Both locations were formerly closed on those days.
Latest in a series of increases to library operating hours, this change will result in over 400 more operating hours per year system-wide without increasing staff or costs to Glendale taxpayers. To view all of our operating hours, click here. We look forward to seeing you!
Mobile Print Services
You can print directly from our library computers -- or from anywhere! Click here to send your documents from your mobile device, laptop, or home computer.
Culture Pass News Please take a moment to submit this brief Culture Pass survey. If you would like more information about the Culture Pass program, click here for details.
Glendale Public Library meeting rooms are available to rental for resident and nonresident, nonprofit and commercial groups. Click here for more information.
Main Library's Xeriscape Garden
Did you know that visiting a garden is good for your health? It’s true! Come visit the Glendale Xeriscape (low-water-use) Demonstration Garden that surrounds the Glendale Main Library. With over 400 species of desert-adapted plants, the garden showcases landscape practices that are in harmony with the Sonoran Desert. The rich diversity of plants, abundant shade, and natural setting create a welcome respite for wildlife and people. Click here for details.