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In honor of the Friends 50th anniversary, we have introduced a new line of merch! We have T shirts, aprons and totes available in bright colors to celebrate the Friends. They will be on display in the library in the Friends book sale shelves. The koi design is a beautiful homage to the library koi pond that is maintained by the Friends of the Library. The beautiful koi design was created and generously donated by  Palm Springs artist and designer DaVidRo.

The adults t shirts are $25.00, kids shirts $22.00. 100% cotton. 

The Aprons are $18.00. 100% Polyester. 3 colors-white,black and orange.

The totes are $20.00. They are waterproof and have outside pockets as well as inside pockets. 

The proceeds go back to support book purchases, summer reading, special events and projects to support the community.  

Come on in and start shopping!


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TDD: (760) 864-9527


“The first organizational meeting of the Friends of the Palm Springs Library convened at the Francis Crocker Branch at 4:00 p.m. May 25, 1971. The Friends’ first event was a social gathering of people interested in joining the Friends. This was hosted at the Welwood Murray Library on Sunday, April 9, 1971.”

“By the end of 1971, the Friends’ Board had completed its by-laws and could boast of more than 200 dues paying members. From that point forward, the Friends would play a major role in funding Library projects, collection supplements, furniture, lecturers and portions of many construction projects. In addition, the Friends’ memberships would provide a community-wide base for both library advocacy and community input.”

At Sunrise
The History of the Palm Springs Public Library
By Henry Weiss


A branch of the Palm Springs Library, the Welwood Murray Memorial Library provides WiFi, computers, a Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism location and a Research Library for the Palm Springs Historical Society. For Research Library access, please contact the Historical Society.


The Friends of the Palm Springs Library are determined to stay in touch with our members and provide some interesting updates and events. Our very exciting news is that we will be updating and managing our Friends' Facebook page in the coming weeks. Our goal is to keep in close contact with our members through this social media site so please "Like Us" and stay in touch with us.


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The Friends exist to help Palm Springs Public Library staff provide world-class service to the community. Membership in the Friends tangibly assists our improvement efforts.


Hot off the Press is the Library’s collection of current popular and bestselling books. Because these titles often have long waiting lists due to their popularity, the Friends provides funding to purchase multiple copies.  

You can access this collection both in hard copy format by calling the Library at 760-322 READ (7323) or by downloading a digital copy. 

Thank you to our Friends members in helping to make the HOT OFF THE PRESS program possible.

Thank you to all of our Friends of the Palm Springs Library! 

As a Friend of the Library you helped with

  • Fundraising
  • Library Promotions and Marketing
  • Advocacy
  • Immediate Needs (i.e. budget cuts, renovations
  • Creating a Strong Library volunteer Force

Palm Springs Public Library
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300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Library is located at the corner of South Sunrise Way and Baristo Road in Sunrise Park.

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(760) 322-READ
TDD: (760) 864-9527
PH: (760) 322-7323

Library Hours: 

We are reopening Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Our hours of operation at the Main Library are 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Friday/Saturday 10-5 (closed Sundays and all major holidays). We’re still not fully staffed so no late nights yet. 

Welwood will be open 10-6 every day except Thursdays, when it will be 10-8.

Masks are still required indoors for now.

You can use our library’s pick up service to place holds on items and schedule a pickup time. You can also call the library at 760-322-7323 to place holds and get suggestions.

Due to popularity and convenience, the Library-A-Go-Go pickup service will continue to operate. For more information, Go to the Library


    As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Library's budget was dramatically reduced. Through your generosity The Friends of the Palm Springs Library has been able to provide significant financial assistance to maintain several very important programs such as:

    • New books for our patrons to enjoy
    • Summer Reading for students and adults.
    • Career on-line high school graduation
    • Maintenance of the fish pond
    • New equipment and supplies for the Library's Virtual Program

    The Friends of the Palm Springs Library thank you for your continued support and generosity.

    I got my first audiobook from the library, and boy was I impressed. I chose the book Beloved, narrated by Toni Morrison herself. Her voice is so calm and she transports you to post Civil War life with freed slaves. An amazing book made even better by her narration. Highly recommended by Kathy Weyer.

    Koi pond maintenance by Friends of the Palm Springs Library.

    "Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering "it will be happier". – Alfred Tennyson

    We appreciate your continued support of our library. Thanks a million.

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