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Library EntranceThe City of Palm Springs has a long history of valuing library services. In 1919, before the incorporation of the city, the residents established a public library in a small adobe building. As the village grew, the citizens would follow the library through more than 12 different locations to its current location at 300 South Sunrise Way. 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
  • Trustee: Harry R. Courtright
  • Trustee: Ed McBride
  • Trustee: Vacant

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


  • Upcoming Library Board Meeting Dates:
    • November 15, 2018 (Location change to The Learning Center at the Palm Springs Public Library and date change to November 15, 2018)
    • December 20, 2018 (Location change to The Learning Center at the Palm Springs Public Library and date change to December 20, 2018)

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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
  • Craig Borba, Ed. D.
  • Dr. Tracy Conrad
  • Harry R. Courtright, Treasurer
  • Doug Hudson
  • Peter Rittenhouse, acting-President
  • David Sidley
  • Brian Wachs

Library Foundation
From left to right, the initial Foundation Board Members: Peter Rittenhouse, Joel Kinnamon, Tracy Conrad, Fred Bell, Fred Jandt and Harry R. Courtright

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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! 


When you shop at Amazon through the link below, a percentage of your purchase comes back to support the Library. It's that easy to support your library!


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