Library Services

The Library and its literacy programs play an important role in the City of Moreno Valley. All Moreno Valley residents can use the library, and obtain a library card to check out materials, use public computers, and access Wi-Fi.

Moreno Valley Public Library Hours of Operation: library website
25480 Alessandro Blvd.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Phone: 951.413.3880
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Library Closing for One Day: September 18, 2015

The Moreno Valley Public Library will close Friday, September 18, to provide essential training to all library staff. The goal of the training is to improve library programs and services. The library will reopen Saturday, September 19, at 9 a.m.

Regular Events

  • Every Tuesday
    11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime - See the flyer...
  • Every Wednesday
    5:00 p.m. Teen Night - See the flyer...
  • Every Thursday
    11:00 a.m. Bilingual Storytime (Spanish/English) - See the flyer...
    6:00 p.m. Family Fun Night - See the flyer...
  • Last Saturday of each month
    11:00 a.m. - noon Beginning Computer Class - See the flyer...
    This class teaches basic computer skills.
  • Fourth Monday of each month (beginning April 2015)
    6:00 p.m. Book Talk - See the flyer...
    Library Commissioner Sharon Clements will host a book talk each month. Share your love of books with others who enjoy reading.

Special Events

Citizenship Classes

Catholic Charities will host a five session program to share all the information needed to become a U.S. citizen. These classes are free to the public and will cover several topics to help make the journey successful.

First Program - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, September 4
Friday, September 11
Friday, September 25
Friday, October 2
Friday, October 9

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5

Second Program - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 23
Friday, October 30
Friday, November 6
Friday, November 13
Friday, November 20

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5

September Events

  • September 29
    6:00 p.m. - Financial Literacy: Saving Your Future: This presentation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is part of a national education program that will provide local residents with budget planning and retirement tools.  FREE. See the flyer...

October Events

  • October 6
    6:00 p.m. - Drought Tips for Planting a Fall Flower & Vegetable Garden: The UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County will host a presentation about drought and gardening in California. FREE. See the flyer...
  • October 13
    6:00 p.m. - Water Smarts:  The History of Developing Water Resources in Moreno Valley: Library Commissioner Robert Perez will share his knowledge of local area water issues and the impact of drought.
  • October 20
    6:00 p.m. - Planned Parenthood Educational Program - Family Communication: For parents and caregivers who want to learn ways to enable young people to make healthier, safer, and better informed decisions related to sexuality. See the flyer...
  • October 27
    6:00 p.m. - Ghosts: Truth and Myth: The Cal-Para Research organization will host a presentation about paranormal activity in Riverside County and share information on safety tips and tools for paranormal research. FREE. See the flyer...

November Events

  • November 20
    12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. - International Games Day @ Your Library: In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. The American Library Association (ALA) began this annual program to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. This program encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others (including adults), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. International Games Day @ Your Library is a great opportunity for families to get out of the house and play together in the one community institution that welcomes everyone. FREE. See the flyer...

Image of a library cardTo get a library card, simply go to the front desk of the Library and request the form. Library cards are free to all Riverside and San Bernardino County residents. A library card may be used to borrow materials from the Moreno Valley Public Library and other libraries in the Riverside and San Bernardino County systems.

Moreno Valley residents may obtain a library card by providing current picture identification, such as a driver's license or California ID, and proof of current address. Current address may be established with documentation such as a recent utility bill, pre-printed check, or piece of mail.

First-time library cards are free for residents of Moreno Valley. Replacement cards cost two dollars.

Your Moreno Valley Library Card provides access to the library’s materials, online content, and computer services. With it you can:

  • Check out books, movies, music, video games, and more, for up to two weeks (up to 30 items, up to three in each audio/video format)
  • Renew most items up to three times in person, over the phone, or online
  • Download eBooks from home
  • Access online research tools and magazine articles from home
  • Use the public computers or Wi-Fi service at the library
  • Place holds on items from the Moreno Valley Public Library and libraries affiliated with the Riverside County and San Bernardino County Library Systems (up to 20 items total, up to five in each audio/video format)
  • Request items from libraries nationwide through Interlibrary Loan
  • Set up a Reading History to save a list of titles you've checked out (visible only to you)

The library now has eBooks available for checkout. Visit our Axis360 catalog to browse our eBook collection. You can check out up to 2 titles for up to 14 days, with an option to shorten the loan period at checkout. Ebooks are not renewable.

You can read eBooks on your PC, iPad, iPhone, and Kindle Fire using the Blio reader that is available as a FREE download through the Axis360 site. You can also read eBooks on your Sony eReader, Nook, Kobo device, or other device that supports Adobe ePUB and PDF.

The Moreno Valley Library Literacy Program provides free literacy training for anyone 14 years and older.

The Literacy Program is always in need of tutors. Anyone interested in becoming a tutor or needing literacy assistance is encouraged to contact Laura Betts, 951.242.6366 between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday - Friday.

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14177 Frederick Street
PO Box 88005
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Phone: 951.413.3000
Hours: Monday - Thursday; 7:30am - 5:30pm
Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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