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The Friends of the Palm Springs Library are determined to stay in touch with our members and provide some interesting updates and events. Our very exciting news is that we will be updating and managing our Friends' Facebook page in the coming weeks. Our goal is to keep in close contact with our members through this social media site so please "Like Us" and stay in touch with us.


The Friends exist to help Palm Springs Public Library staff provide world-class service to the community. Membership in the Friends tangibly assists our improvement efforts.

Thank you to our Friends members in helping to make the HOT OFF THE PRESS program possible.


Hot off the Press is the Library’s collection of current popular and bestselling books. Because these titles often have long waiting lists due to their popularity, the Friends provides funding to purchase multiple copies.  

You can access this collection both in hard copy format by calling the Library at 760-322 READ (7323) or by downloading a digital copy. 

Thank you to our Friends members in helping to make this program possible.

Our Librarian Scott Biegen can be seen unpacking the latest shipment of Hot off the Press books in this short YouTube video.

Thank you to all of our Friends of the Palm Springs Library! 

As a Friend of the Library you helped with

  • Fundraising
  • Library Promotions and Marketing
  • Advocacy
  • Immediate Needs (i.e. budget cuts, renovations
  • Creating a Strong Library volunteer Force

As of December 14, 2020, the Library hours are as follows:

300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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(760) 322-READ TDD: (760) 864-9527
PH: (760) 322-7323
Library Hours: (Pick Up Only)
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fri, Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun Closed

Library Update

The library is temporarily closing its pickup service for two weeks effective December 29, 2020 until January 12, 2021. The city is shutting down all city facilities for a two-week period to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please click here for the City of Palm Spring's latest COVID 19 update:

News | City of Palm Springs

In light of the Library's temporary stop in pick-up service, we encourage you to consider ebooks.

January 2021 dates to consider:

January 2 - National Science Fiction Day
Science Fiction (available as ebooks):

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
Kindred by Octavia Butler
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini 

January 10
National House Plant Appreciation Day
(sorry, not available as ebooks):

Little Shop of Horrors (DVD just for fun)
Practical Houseplant Book by Fran Bailey
The Complete Guide to Houseplants by Valerie Bradley
Hydroponics for Houseplants by Peter Loewer

January 11 - International Thank you Day
Thank you for being late by Thomas L. Friedman

January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MLK Jr. Day (sorry, not available as ebooks):
A Knock at Midnight by Martin Luther King Jr.
Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.
In a Single Moment of Destiny by Martin Luther King Jr.

Thank you for your patience.

You can make an appointment here

or call the library at 760-322-7323 to schedule a visit. You can safely browse the book sale shelves for 45 minutes with your mask.

We appreciate your continued support of our library. Thanks a million.


    As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Library's budget was dramatically reduced. Through your generosity The Friends of the Palm Springs Library has been able to provide significant financial assistance to maintain several very important programs such as:

    • New books for our patrons to enjoy
    • Summer Reading for students and adults.
    • Career on-line high school graduation
    • Maintenance of the fish pond
    • New equipment and supplies for the Library's Virtual Program

    The Friends of the Palm Springs Library thank you for your continued support and generosity.

    I got my first audiobook from the library, and boy was I impressed. I chose the book Beloved, narrated by Toni Morrison herself. Her voice is so calm and she transports you to post Civil War life with freed slaves.  An amazing book made even better by her narration. Highly recommended by Kathy Weyer.

    Koi pond maintenance by Friends of the Palm Springs Library.


    Yes, we are in the midst of the holiday season, as well as a devastating pandemic in our community.  Our library continues to provide services in spite of budget cuts that reduced staff and programs.

    We hope we can count on you with a helpful donation to ensure continued library services. 

    Thank you and stay safe!


    "Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering "it will be happier". – Alfred Tennyson

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