Arcadia Public Library

20 West Duarte Road
Arcadia, CA 91006

Tel: (626) 821-5567
Fax: (626) 447-8050

Darlene Bradley
Director of Library & Museum Services

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday
   10 a.m.– 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 
   10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
(Closed Sundays & Holidays)



The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage

380 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

Tel: (626) 574-5440
Fax: (626) 821-9057

Darlene Bradley
Director of Library & Museum Services

Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday 
   10 a.m.– 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
   (Closed from 12 – 1 p.m.)



Assistive Services

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Access is important for everyone.                                         

The Arcadia Public Library offers a wide range of assistive technology, materials, and services:


  • Merlin Elite
    • Magnifier magnifies text from 2.4x to 70x
    • Text-to-speech capability, options include speed and English & Spanish languages, and headphones are provided at the workstation
    • Download saved images and text-to-speech to your flash drive
  • ADA compliant Public Computer Stations with specialized user assistive applications including:
    • Magnifier – screen enhancer
    • Narrator – text-to-speech capability
    • Onscreen Keyboard – alternative to typing
    • “Zoom Text” – magnification of electronic print and text-to-speech capability
    • Headphones – available from Technology Aides


  • As a Braille Institute depository library, registered visually impaired clients can check out Talking Books and exchange faulty machines. 
  • Large Print Books include fiction, nonfiction and the Reader’s Digest Large Print Magazine.
  • Audiobooks on CD are available for check out and can be played on home equipment. Audiobooks can also be downloaded onto a personal MP3 device through the Library’s subscription to OverDrive
  • eBooks are available for download through Overdrive.  Once downloaded, some eReaders allow for the print to be enlarged.
  • Playaways are lightweight, portable, pre-loaded all-in-one audiobooks with five narration speeds so you can listen at your own pace.


  • A Homebound Service is available to Arcadia residents who are unable to come to the Library because of extended illness or physical disability. Neither permanence of the disability nor age is a consideration.  As part of the Homebound Service, a Library volunteer will bring you personally selected books and other library materials every three weeks. For more information, call (626) 821-4330.
  • Patrons can reach a librarian by phone at (626) 821-5569 or submit a question by text to (626) 275-2010 during regular Library hours. Standard message rates apply. Patrons can also Ask a Librarian through online chat or email at

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