Riverside Public Library

Riverside Public Library

New Main Library

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Branch Supervisor: Jessica Herdina
3900 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
951-826-5201

Inside Hours
Library Location M T W Th F Sat Sun
Main Library
3900 Mission Inn Ave.
951-826-5201
Closed
11am
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Library-To-Go Hours
Library Location M T W Th F Sat Sun
Main Library
3900 Mission Inn Ave
951-826-5201
Closed
3pm
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3pm
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3pm
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The Archive


Library Location M T W Th F Sat Sun
Main Library
3900 Mission Inn Ave
For appointments:

call 951-826-5201

Closed
3pm
-5pm
3pm
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3pm
-5pm
3pm
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3pm
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Closed

For appointments outside the open hours, customers can call the Archive office line: 951-826-5201

Meeting Rooms

Main Library: There are three study rooms, one conference room and one sound recording booth available at Main Library, free to use. Reservations can be made up to one week in advance for two hours a day total. Click on the link below to access the reservation system. Study Room A seats 8 and has a whiteboard. Study Rooms B seats five and has a television for laptop access (HDMI) and a whiteboard. Study Room C seats five and has a television for laptop access (HDMI) and a whiteboard. The Carnegie Reading Room seats 12 and has a television for laptop access (HDMI). The soundbooth studio is located on the third floor which is available to record music. All rooms require a valid Riverside Public Library card to reserve and check out. When you arrive, you can check in at the 4th floor desk and they will assist you.

Main Library Study Rooms Reservation

Meeting Rooms

Instantly book the study rooms and conference rooms at the brand new main library. Rooms can be reserved for a maximum of two hours a day.

Coming soon: Information on reserving the rentable spaces at Main Library



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The new Main Library is a 2-story library lifted approximately 30 feet off the ground to allow for an arcade space under the library building. The ground floor is activated by the outdoor arcade space, a Friends of the Library Bookstore space, a 100 seat community room and a 2-story City Archive. Total square footage for the Library is approximately 42,000

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Visible from this angle is the arcade space that can be used for author signings, youth performances, farmers markets, concerts, and family festivals. Additionally, there is the Friends of the Library Bookstore space and the two story City Archive. The City Archive will bring together the majority of the City of Riverside’s archival material currently held by various departments. The Archive is a two story space with a first floor reading room and a second floor dedicated to storage of the collections.

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Innovation Center


The Innovation Center houses an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality station, two 3D printers, a sound recording booth, three iMac desktop computers, and our Young Adult collection.

picture of Childrens room


Children's Room


The Children’s Room welcomes families with bright colors, playful artwork, and a 30-foot-high skylight. The collection contains over 25,000 children’s books and an early learning section with toys to encourage imaginative play and tablets for interactive learning. There is seating for both parents and children, with power outlets in the tables and plenty of space to work on homework and school projects. In the middle of the children’s room is a welcoming storytime area with ample space and furnishings to share stories. The room also features whimsical light fixtures and 16-foot-tall windows that make the space bright and cheerful.

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