• Check out a Sewing Discovery Kit!

    Create something new with The City Library's Sewing Discovery Kits! These kits are available for checkout and can be placed on hold via the online catalog or from the Marmalade Branch

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Drown out negative self-talk with concrete building blocks of great work Seth Godin

    Take a break from your day-to-day responsibilities and help build a better world this summer by participating in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Stay in-the-know with all that's happening during the Super Summer Challenge

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bridges don't fall from the sky, they don't rise from the ground. People build them. Eboo Patel

    Build a better world this summer with The City Library’s Super Summer Challenge! Get started by exploring select titles from this Super Summer Challenge booklist.

  • 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.



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 your home.

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Films On Demand is a web-based service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere. Thousands of videos are available for in-class use and remote viewing from the library, in the dorm, or at home.

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The City Library receives loads of new materials every month. Read More to see lists of our most recent acquisitions, organized by material type and month.