Civic Center Library will re-open Monday, July 13th. Library services will continue to be offered at the Sam Garcia Library. For more details, visit our phased re-opening page.


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Changes in Avondale Services

Covid-19 Response

Post Date:03/17/2020

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For immediate release: March 17, 2020

Avondale Libraries announce closure, March 17

In response to the Corona Virus epidemic, Avondale libraries will join most public libraries around the Valley by closing to the public until further notice. Effective today, the Avondale Civic Center Library, located at 11350 W. Civic Center Dr. and the Sam Garcia Library at 495 E. Western Ave. will be closed.

“The health and safety of all who enjoy our libraries remains our top priority,” said Ava Gutwein, Libraries Programs Manager. “During this time, no overdue fines will be accrued, and items put on hold will be ready to pick up as soon as we reopen.”

Despite the closure, library staff will continue to issue new temporary library cards via email and phone. These cards will give patrons access to the digital products available on the libraries’ website. This includes research databases, testing resources, career guides and practice tests, legal forms and downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV series, comics and music.

Please visit our website for updates and more information.

 Development & Engineering Services suspends over the counter services

 Out of concern for customers and employees, the Development and Engineering Services Department will immediately suspend all over the counter plan review and permitting.

 Development clientele/project teams and residents are encouraged to utilize online services.  Access to online plan submittal is available at Staff is available for conference calls and video conferencing in lieu of in-person meetings.

 At this time, Avondale City Hall remains open for business, regular hours Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (City Hall is closed on Fridays).

 Please visit the City website at for current information on our business operations.

 The City has enacted the following measures, among others, to help reduce the risk to people:

  • Advising those who are sick not to enter public buildings.
  • Encouraging interactions online, by phone, or by email, when possible.
  • Increased sanitizing efforts of city buildings.



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