Riverside Public Library
About the Library
Riverside Public Library has a history that reaches back to 1888, growing from just a few rooms in the historic Loring Building to a distinguished Mission-Revival Library building financed by Andrew Carnegie to its current system of a Main Library and seven branch libraries.
Today, RPL serves a fast growing community of approximately 300,000 covering 85 square miles. With a collection of approximately 425,000 books and other library materials, as well as 400 public access computers (including catalogs) and an annual circulation of 1.23 million, RPL is a major provider of information services and cultural programs in California's Inland Empire.