Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Library Closures, Information, and Resources
Posted on 05/22/2020
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Walk-through and holds pick-up services are extending to all four Glendale Public Library locations, and the ability to place new holds is returning to the library catalog, beginning on Tuesday, May 26. All locations will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 12-5 PM on Saturdays.

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 with any questions.

Walk-Through Services
Walk-through services are limited. There will be no access to public computers, but you may browse our new book collections, as well as select DVDs and Blu-rays, renew your library card, and pick up holds.

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.

Due Dates
The library is extending due dates for library materials as needed. You may return materials through our outside book drops, which will be open for customers to return items at all four locations, or inside the library’s designated walk-through area.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 26, you may once again place new holds from the library catalog and pick up items at any Glendale Public Library location. Items from other branches currently being held at Foothills Library are being returned to their original pick-up locations. 

Items placed on hold will be available 2-3 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
The library has resumed interlibrary loan (ILL) services. You may re-request ILLs that were already sent back to their lending library, or make a new ILL request, by submitting this form.

Due to nationwide library closures, wait times for ILL requests may be longer than usual.  
Interlibrary loan materials have a checkout period of three weeks. To request a renewal for an ILL item, please contact 623-930-3558 or email You may return your ILLs to our outside book drops, which will be open at all four locations.

Expiring Library Cards
If there is no change to your address, you can renew your card by calling 623-930-3600 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 for more information about book groups and other programs being held online through video conferencing. In addition, make sure to take a look at our virtual events on video at Library@Home. We're adding 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.

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. 

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!

Introducing eCards!
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. 

More Information
Updated information from the city of Glendale is available at Further information and resources will be posted as they become available.