• 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.

  • You are worth more than your darkness.

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month, we encourage you to explore materials that address the importance of mental health and the connection between mind and body. Select titles offer a glimpse of what life with a mental illness feels like or share a point of view that may help individuals who are struggling with mental illness to explain what they are going through.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.



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.