Riverside Public Library

Reference Services

We are here to answer your questions! Trained reference assistance is available at any of our eight library locations in person or by telephone.

To reach the Main Library's reference desk, call (951) 826-5201 and choose option 3 then option 2.

Live outside of the area and looking for a local obituary?

There are two options for placing an obituary request.
Option 1) Contact the "Genealogy Society of Riverside"(GSOR). Place your request through GSOR's website at www.gsor.org, or place a request by mail. An obituary request through GSOR will cost 15 dollars. For mail requests, address your letter to:

Genealogical Society of Riverside
P.O. Box 2557
Riverside, CA 92516

The letter must include the name of the deceased, date of their death and the telephone number of the person requesting the information. An obituary request through GSOR will cost 15 dollars.
Option 2) Ask your local library to initiate an Interlibrary Loan request to borrow the microfilm of the Riverside Press-Enterprise from the California State Library in Sacramento, California.