Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Library Services, Information, and Resources
Posted on 04/12/2021
New Opening HoursWe are pleased to announce that all Glendale Public Libraries will resume full service on April 19, 2021. All locations will be closed April 16-18 to prepare for reopening. Patron mask use will not be required; however, masks are available upon request.

New Opening Hours Announced!
Effective Monday, April 19 at all four library locations, our new hours will be:

Monday 12 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday  1 - 5 p.m.

 


The information below is subject to change and effective only until Monday, April 19. Please do not hesitate to call 623-930-3600 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays, or email elibrarian@glendaleaz.com with any questions.

Library Hours

All locations are currently open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 12-5 PM on Saturdays. For the safety of our patrons and staff, we are limiting the number of people in the building. Therefore, we ask that you please keep your visit as short as possible, so that others may use the facility. 

Face Coverings
Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers issued a Proclamation requiring that face coverings be worn by all individuals within the City of Glendale, effective June 20 at 12:01 a.m., with several exemptions listed.  Click here for details.


Walk-Through Services

Walk-through services are limited. You may browse our new book collections, as well as select DVDs and Blu-rays, renew your library card, pick up holds, and use a computer. 

Computer Use
Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A library card or picture ID is required for use.

Patrons are limited to a single 30-minute session per day, but may have up to two 15-minute extensions, as long as no one is waiting to use a PC or to enter the library. Black and white printing is available for 20 cents per page.
Patrons are required to wear masks, and computers are cleaned by staff after each use.

If you have your own device and only require Internet access, you might want to borrow one of our Wi-Fi Hotspots to bring the Internet home with you!


Returning Items
You may return materials through our outside book drops, which are open for customers to return items at all four locations, or inside the library’s designated walk-through area.

Automatic Renewals
Materials checked out to you will be automatically renewed for up to three additional checkout periods, provided there are no holds on the materials or blocks that would normally prevent renewals, such as fines, collection agency fees, overdue items, expired card, etc. After three renewals, materials must be returned. For more information about this process, please click here.

Magazines, Culture Passes, and Discovery and Exploration Backpacks cannot be renewed. Please note that magazines and backpacks are not currently available for checkout. Click here for the latest information about which Culture Passes are available.

Interlibrary loans cannot be auto-renewed. Please fill out this form to request a renewal for an interlibrary loan.

If you have any questions about whether an item was renewed or is renewable, or any other questions about auto-renewals, please contact the library immediately at 623-930-3600 so you can avoid accruing overdue fines.


Holds
You may place holds through the library catalog and pick up items at any Glendale Public Library location. Items placed on hold will be available 3-7 days after the hold is placed. Items returned to the library must be quarantined for 72 hours before they can be checked out again.

Interlibrary Loans
Due to nationwide library closures, wait times for ILL requests may be longer than usual. Fill out this form to request an interlibrary loan. 


Expiring Library Cards
If there is no change to your address, you can renew your card by calling 623-930-3600, by filling out this online form, or by visiting any Glendale Public Library location during open walk-through hours. If your address has changed, you will need to bring valid proof of your new address to any Glendale Public Library location.

Programs & Events
All in-library programs have been canceled until further notice.  Please visit our calendar at bit.ly/gplazevents for more information about book groups and other programs being held online through video conferencing. In addition, please take a look at our virtual events on video at Library@Home. We're offering pre-recorded musical performances, storytimes, crafts, and more.

Meeting Rooms
All library meeting room reservations have been canceled until further notice. Refunds will be processed for those who have reserved rooms.

Get an eCard without Leaving Home!
Don't have a library card? Get an eCard from home and enjoy access to all the library's online content for free! After submitting this application form, you will receive a response containing your new eCard number and PIN within two business days. 

eBooks, Movies, Music & More
Remember, when you can't come to the library, the library can come to you! With our Library@Home resources, you can take advantage of our many options for entertainment, education, and information while staying at home. 

Our 
digital library and databases are available 24/7 online with your Glendale Public Library Card and PIN (by default, the last four digits of your phone number). 

Read eBooks, comic books, and magazines, listen to audiobooks and music, and watch streaming videos with the 
Greater Phoenix Digital LibraryhooplaFreegal, and more. Take advantage of live online tutoring for all ages from certified tutors through Brainfuse HelpNow. If you need assistance using these resources, please use our online instructions
, call, or email us. We're still here for you!


Find Help
Updated coronavirus information from the city of Glendale is available at www.glendaleaz.com/coronavirus. Don't miss their extensive list of places to get helpFurther information and resources will be posted as they become available.

Resources related to the coronavirus include:
  • Arizona Department of Health Services - The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership.
  • Arizona Together - Arizona Together is an initiative to support Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak, connecting individuals and businesses to resources, raising money for community organizations and providing information on volunteer opportunities.
  • COVID-Explained - Find the facts about the virus. How does it spread? How is it treated? Who does it affect most? A team of researchers and students at Brown, MIT, Harvard, Mass General and elsewhere offers unbiased information to help you make good decisions.

The library's IDEA Center also offers links to an assortment of business, employment, and financial resources which provide useful information and practical help.