The Glendale Public Library (Library, Arts & Culture Department) is located in Glendale, California, and serves a diverse community of over 200,000 people. GPL has a total of 7 branches, in addition to the large Central Library, including the unique Brand Library & Art Center. GPL was 100 years old in 2007, and hosted many events and offered new services throughout the year in celebration. In July 2016, the City of Glendale temporarily closed down the library as a result of its major renovation plan. It was later reopened on May 1, 2017.