• Sweet Reads at Avenues Proper 4th Tuesday of Each Month, 7–9pm

    Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering. Gatherings taking place February and later will focus on a pre-selected title.

  • Check out a Laptop Discovery Kit!

    Take the Internet home with you by checking out a Laptop Discovery Kit. Library cardholders ages 18 and older can check out a kit from the Main Library and the Chapman, Day-Riverside, and Glendale branches.

  • CHECK OUT A BOOK CLUB KIT TODAY!

    Run your own book club with the help of the Library’s Book Club Kits. Each kit contains a Library bag packed with nine paperback copies and one audiobook edition of a popular title, along with discussion guides and book club resource information. Availability of the kits is on a first come, first serve basis. Kits are available for browsing at the Main Library or can be sent to a Library branch upon request.

  • Streaming Music and Downloads
    All music is beautiful. Billy Strayhorn

    Streaming Music and Downloads

    Check out Freegal, The City Library's free music download and streaming service. City Library cardholders can now stream up to five hours' worth of music per day on Freegal, in addition to a download allotment of five MP3 songs per week!

  • Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Chief Seattle

    Environmental and climate literacy is crucial to developing a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat. Celebrate the Earth this month by informing yourself about the issues facing the planet.

  • Have a tablet or smartphone? Put a book on it!
    The City Library has eBooks!

    Have a tablet or smartphone? Put a book on it!

    The City Library offers eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, free with your Library Card. If you haven't checked out our eBook and downloadable audiobook offerings lately, it's now easier than ever to browse and download over 15,000 titles. You can read or listen anytime, anywhere, on any mobile device!

  • The City Library's digital Magazines

    Read and download full digital copies of your favorite magazines with Zinio Digital Magazines. The City Library’s revamped Zinio collection includes titles such as Harper’s, Inc., The Nation, and more.

  • Free Access to Lynda.com
    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. Thomas Huxley

    Free Access to Lynda.com

    Lynda.com provides an extensive library of training videos on practically any software program imaginable, including web development, design, animation, audio and video production, and more.

  • Tech League
    Technology can create a sense of community. Hal Sparks

    Tech League

    The City Library’s Tech League aims to build a more digitally inclusive community through information, workshops, events, and classes. The Tech League's goal is to understand who in our community lacks Internet access and to bring the Library's resources and tools to those individuals to foster independence, connection, and success in our digital world.

  • Check out a Puzzle!

    Piece together a fun challenge with The City Library’s Puzzle Discovery Kits! Puzzles are available for checkout and can be requested from the online catalog or from any Library location. Each puzzle checks out for 21 days.

Staff Picks



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The City Library is pleased to provide access to dozens of databases for our patrons at all City Library locations. In addition, if you have a City Library card and internet access, you can access many of these database resources from home.

    Tech League

The Tech League is the Library's initiative to build a more digitally inclusive community through information, workshops, events, and classes. The Tech League's goal is to understand who in our community lacks Internet access and to bring the Library's resources and tools to those individuals to foster independence, connection, and success in our digital world.


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    Book Lists
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