• The most creative people have a childlike facility to play. John Cleese

    The City Library offers various classes each month to introduce the community to the various software titles available for use in the Creative Lab.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tech League
    Technology is all about building human connections. Padmasree Warrior

    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 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.

  • Cypress Résumé
    Work to become, not to acquire. Elbert Hubbard

    Cypress Résumé

    With Cypress Résumé, you can create professional résumés in three quick and easy steps. Simply type basic information about yourself and Cypress Résumé will automatically format your page layout and generate concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities. Cypress Résumé also makes expertly written cover letters available, specifically geared toward specific job titles and professions.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Tea Tuesdays
    The tea ceremony wonderfully lifts the mind above the perplexities of life. D.T. Suzuki

    Tea Tuesdays

    Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a series of casual, hands-on workshops focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition.

  • 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.

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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