Palm Springs Libraries Offer Informative Lectures About the Area

Posted By: Kathy Condon Thursday, February 25, 2016

Palm Springs Libraries

Palm Springs Library
Palm Springs Public Library….Main Branch
300 S Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA  
(760) 322-7323

Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Records reveal that in 1919 people of still unincorporated village of Palm Springs had an interest in books. A small adobe building served as the first library. Since then there have been 12 different locations. The present one is the depository for over 100,000 items, including a large collection of DVDs, books on tapes, computers and free internet connection. 

It’s mission:  The Palm Springs library provides our community with opportunities to discover, enjoy, enrich an connect ideas and people throughout all stages of life.

See this link for free lectures:

Events are open to the public. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-seated.


Welwood Palm Springs Library

Welwood Murray Memorial Library
100 S Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 
(760) 323-8296


Everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In 1941, the library opened in the heart of Palm Springs with 4,000 books, though it had the capacity to hold 30,000 books. Since space was available it also became the downtown location for the fledging Palm Springs Art Museum.

In 2014, the City began the renovation of the library. It had  sat empty for years even though it was in the middle of hustle and bustle of downtown Palm Springs. In February 2015, the library was reopened to the delight of Palm Springs residents and tourists. 

Today it serves three purposes:

1. A branch of the Main Library that is located on 300 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs.
Wifi is available as well as public computers, and collection of national magazines and newspapers. 

2. It is home of the Palm Springs Historical Society.

3. Downtown tourism locations for the Palm Springs Tourism Bureau. 

Here is a link to lectures that are FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited and is first-come,first-seated.

So if you are hot and need a place to rest either location will warmly welcome you.  If you want to catch up on your emails or want to read the newspapers from your hometown you can do that too.. Be sure to pick up brochures about lectures and other sites you should see while you are in Palm Springs. 

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