Riverside Public Library
3581 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
Monday-Wednesday: 11 am - 7 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
About the Library
The Main Library, located in Main Riverside next to the Mission Inn, houses one of the largest collections in Southern California. Its newly renovated auditorium is the focal point for many cultural arts programs.
The Riverside Public Library officially opened its doors on June 1,1889 on Eighth Street (now University Avenue). In 1903, the library was moved to its current site, housed in a beautiful Andrew Carnegie library building. Read more about the library's history.
After School Activities and other events: Check the library calendar (PDF).
This location offers library customers up to 2 hours of computer use per day. Unlimited WiFi is available for laptop & mobile devices. Chromebooks are availible at this library. The library provides the ability to print from the public computers via SAM (Smart Access Manager). You may maintain up to a $20.00 balance on your SAM account. Black and white printing is $0.10 per page. Color printing is $0.25 per page.
We also host author events. Past events have included Susan Straight, Gayle Brandeis, Andrew Winer, Juan Delgado, Cecilia Woloch, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Cristina Garcia, and other local authors.
The Main Library offers Inlandia at the Library during the Riverside Community Arts Association's Art Walk, which is held the first Thursday of each month.