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Local History Resource Center at The City of Riverside Archive

Library Location M T W Th F Sat Sun
Main Library
3900 Mission Inn Ave
Closed 2pm
By Appointment


For an appointment contact
Ruth McCormick - Local History Specialist
[email protected]


The Local History Resource Center is dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of all types of materials related to the history of Riverside within its regional context. The Local History collections are used for research, educational purposes, and exhibition.

The majority of our local history resources are available to the public during library hours. However, due to the fragile nature of our special collections, library patrons must schedule an appointment with the Local History Supervisor if they wish to view the processed collections.

A list of basic Local History books.
Indices to local history books.
Library resources to help you with your research.
RPL Chronology
Events in the Library's history.
Riverside Veterans' History Project