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Library EntranceThe City of Palm Springs has a long history of valuing library services. As far back as 1919, well before incorporation, the residents had established a public library in a small adobe building. As the village grew, the citizens followed the library through more than 12 different locations. With over 100,000 individual items, the Palm Springs Public Library has a vast and diverse collection.

The Palm Springs Library has free WIFI and computers to use in the Library. The library also offers large collections of best sellers, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and CDs and assorted free adult, teen and children's programming.

Mission Statement:
The Palm Springs Public Library provides our community with opportunities to discover,
enjoy, enrich and connect with ideas and people throughout all stages of life.

Vision Statement: The Library is the most trusted informative and accessible 
cultural resource in Palm Springs.


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Board of Library Trustees
The Library Board of Trustees is comprised of residents of Palm Springs appointed by the City Council. The Board meets at City Hall in the Large Conference Room on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month, (unless otherwise noted), at 3:00pm. Meetings are open to the public. Presentation handouts are on file and available to the public at the Library. Recordings of the meetings are available on PSCTV, Channel 17 at 11:00am on Fridays and 10:30pm on Saturdays. For additional information regarding Board Meetings, please check the monthly calendar or visit Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Information on the Policies and Services page.

The Current Library Board of Trustees are:
  • President: Ron Willison 
  • President Pro Tem: Ashley Dunphy
  • Treasurer: Linda Futterer
  • Trustee: Harry R. Courtright
  • Trustee: Ed McBride

Library Board of Trustees
Pictured from left to right: Ron Willison, Linda Futterer, Ashley Dunphy, Harry R. Courtright and Ed McBride.


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The Palm Springs Public Library Foundation

A Foundation for the Palm Springs Public Library was formed in the Fall of 2014. For more information, please visit the Palm Springs Public Library Foundation website.

Palm Springs Public Library Foundation Members are:
  • Sharon Apfelbaum
  • Fred Bell, Secretary
  • Dr. Tracy Conrad
  • Harry R. Courtright, Treasurer
  • Doug Hudson
  • Peter Rittenhouse, acting-President
  • David Sidley

Library Foundation
Pictured from left to right: Peter Rittenhouse, Joel Kinnamon, Tracy Conrad, Fred Bell, Fred Jandt and Harry R. Courtright. (the initial Foundation Board members at formation)


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Donations & Gifts to the Library

Please visit the Gifts/Donation Policy located on the Policies and Services page.

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Support the Library While You Shop

Love the Library and want to let everyone know, or maybe you’re looking for that special gift for an out-of-town visitor…look no further!

This link provides you with access to a Palm Springs Library store of logo merchandise. A portion of each sale goes to the support the Library! 


Click on the logo below, and when you shop at Amazon through this link, a percentage of your purchase comes back to support the Library. It's that easy and there's no extra cost to you—just another way you can support the Library!


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