While the Palm Springs Public Library is still closed for in-library use you can place holds with our Library-A-Go-Go pick-up service. The Library allows card holders to reserve up to five (5) items at a time, going online and logging into your account to place holds (the easiest way) -or- call the Library, Monday through Thursday from 10AM – 6PM, and now Friday – Saturday 10AM – 5:00PM and staff can assist.
Once holds are ready, your will receive an email from the Library saying your holds are available with a link to set a pick-up appointment online! Or, if no appointment is set on your own then the Library staff will call and set a pick-up appointment time on Mon. – Thurs. between 10AM – 5:30PM or now on Friday – Saturday 10AM – 4:30PM. Once you arrive for your appointment, we ask that you remain in your car and call the Library at the number posted on the sign in our parking lot. Your materials will be checked-out and staff will put them on the table outside the door. Once staff returns inside, you can exit your car to pick up their materials from the table, a contact free transaction!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of phone calls we are experiencing, if you get a busy signal, please try back in a few minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Items can be returned 24/7 as our parking lot is open and freely accessible. When items are returned, the library is asking everyone to please use the book return slot only. All materials will be quarantined for 72 hours prior to checking in and returning to the shelves and being cleared off your account.
As a reminder, access to all of the Library’s digital resources is still available 24/7 online and we continue to offer the option of a free 90-day temporary digital library card to Palm Springs and Coachella Valley residents, if you do not have one.
To sign up for a temporary digital card, residents can visit PalmSpringsLibrary.org/MyAccount and click on the link at the top of the screen that says ‘click here to register now’.
The digital library card provides users access to all of the Library’s digital offerings, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, TV, music, homework help, online classes, and more, including but not limited to:
  • OverDrive and Libby: Place holds on and borrow up to 10 eBooks and audiobooks. No need to worry about returns – eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period.
  • Kanopy: Stream independent, international, classic, and documentary films, with 10 play credits per month.
  • Brain POP & Brain POP Jr.: Educational resources for students.
  • Brainfuse HelpNow: Get online tutors daily from 1 – 10 pm for K to college students and adult learners. From math to science, resume to essay review, and GED to citizenship prep, there’s a tutor for you!
  • Brainfuse JobNow: Resume templates and review, interview coaching and access to real job listings online.
  • RB Digital: Download over 100+ popular magazines including US Weekly, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and more.
  • Freegal: Free and legal music downloading service. There are about 15 million songs, including the entire Sony catalog.
  • New York Times online: Funded through a grant from the California State Library, every library in California has access to The New York Times for all their patrons. This is full access to their digital edition and you avoid all pay walls. Click the link on our library website’s eBooks, Movies, Music, Audiobooks & eMagazines page for your daily access code.
  • Mango Languages: Learn over 70 languages with free, self-paced classes, plus ESL courses in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and more.
After completing the online library card registration staff will then activate the library card and PIN number within one business day and email the card information. These credentials can be used to access all the library eResources noted above plus more. The card enables checkouts of and access to digital materials and to place holds for library materials and pick-up.
For more information about Coronavirus and other City information and resources, visit www.palmspringsca.gov.