• 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Jane Austen Celebration
    If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy. From "Sense and Sensibility"

    Jane Austen Celebration

    Join us for a celebration of all things Jane Austen, as 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of her death. Tea and cookies will be served at both events.



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.