When you can't come to the library, the library can come to you! Take advantage of our many options for entertainment, education, and information while staying at home.

Although all of these resources are free, some of them require a Glendale Public Library card for access. 

Don't have a library card? Get an eCard from home! After submitting this application form, you will receive a response containing your new eCard number and PIN within two business days. 

Digital Library

The Digital Library is always open 24/7. Read eBooks and magazines, listen to audiobooks and music, and watch streaming videos through the providers listed below.  We even have online comic books! See below for details.

For free access to digital library content, you will need your library card barcode (the number on the back of your library card) and PIN number. Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number, unless you requested a different four-digit number when you received your card.

Visit our Digital Library page for more information about these resources, including help documents, getting started guides, and "how-to" videos.


Distance Learning Databases

Need to help your children with their schoolwork? Featured below, the Glendale Public Library offers everything from live online homework help from qualified tutors via Brainfuse HelpNow, to language learning with Rocket Languages.

To see the full range of our online resources, please visit our Databases page. As a special bonus, Ancestry Library Edition is now available from home for your genealogical research through the end of July.

You will need your library card barcode (the number on the back of your library card) and PIN number for free access to these resources. Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number, unless you requested a different four-digit number when you received your card.

Need some help getting started? Try our "how-to" video.



Library Programs & Events Online

Are you missing our storytimes, concerts, crafts, and other great events? Then enjoy our virtual versions below and keep checking back for more! We are offering both prerecorded videos (available to watch 24/7) and live, interactive video conferencing programs (which take place at a specific time on Zoom).

You can also browse through our prerecorded videos on our YouTube playlists (Arts, Music and More; Level Up for Teens; Kid Stuff: Storytimes, Crafts and Performances; Help and Tutorials).

To view our entire virtual program schedule, including both prerecorded programs and video conferencing programs, please check our Calendar of Events.




Online Education & Storytimes

No library card is required to access this selection of sites from around the web, which are not affiliated with the Glendale Public Library.


Digital Displays & Staff Picks

Looking for something good to read, watch, or listen to while you're stuck at home and can't browse our shelves? Our Digital Display videos recommend eBooks about timely topics, while our Friday Digital Staff Picks videos recommend eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music selected by us here at Glendale Public Library. All recommended materials can be checked out online through the Greater Phoenix Digital Library or hoopla.

Can't quite find what you're looking for? Try Novelist Plus for great reading recommendations.


Coronavirus Information & Resources

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