Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Library Closures, Information, and Resources
Posted on 03/30/2020
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As a measure of precaution, the city has closed the Glendale Public Libraries effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The libraries will remain closed until further notice. The drive-up window at the Foothills Library is closed as well. 

Please do not hesitate to call 623-930-3600, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or email elibrarian@glendaleaz.com
 with any questions.

Due Dates
Glendale Public Library will extend due dates for all library materials, including interlibrary loans, until May 1. You may also return materials through our outside book drops, which will be open for customers to return items at all four locations.

Holds
Any library materials on hold will remain on hold until May 1. You may still access your account 24/7 through our website’s catalog portal, but the ability to place further holds has been disabled.

All interlibrary loans (ILLs) that were awaiting pickup have been sent back to their lending libraries. ILLs that arrive during our closure are being returned to their lending libraries as well. Pending ILL requests have been canceled, but will be resubmitted once the library reopens. 


Expiring Library Cards
Library cards expiring in March or April have also been extended and will now expire on May 1. Please contact us if you need to update your library card information.

Programs & Events
All March and April programs have been canceled.  Please visit our calendar at bit.ly/gplazevents for more information.

Meeting Rooms
All library meeting room reservations through March and April have been canceled. Refunds will be processed for those who have reserved rooms.

eBooks, Movies, Music & More
Remember, 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!

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