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
E-mail:
citylibrary@moval-library.org
Monday - Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
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.

Regular Events

Special Events

September

Tuesday, September 26
Veteran Housing: A Habitat for Humanity representative will be at the library with information on housing opportunities for local veterans.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Moreno Valley Public Library

Wednesday, September 27
Building Your Future Series: Choices, Connections, Careers: Moreno Valley Public Library staff is partnering with 4-H to provide career training to teens. Through this series, teens will learn about how their choices will impact their employment futures. Teens will be provided with the skills to understand various aspects of post-secondary education and how to build a portfolio.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Moreno Valley Public Library

October

Tuesday, October 3
Community Conversation about California Immigration: Our panel includes Library Commissioner Mona Stallworth who arrived from Texas seeking better opportunities. Another panelist is Library Commissioner and children’s book author James Harris who migrated from Michigan. Also on hand will be Anna Christian who wrote six books and taught at Riverside Community College.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Moreno Valley Public Library Story Room

Tuesday, October 10
Community Conversation about California Immigration: Lovella Singer, Executive Director of the Dora Nelson African American Art & History Museum will discuss Dora Nelson, namesake of the Nelson Museum. She will discuss who she was, why she migrated to California and what she did for African Americans during her life is a fascinating story that will inspire attendees to think about the impact of immigration.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Moreno Valley Public Library Story Room

Wednesdays, October 4 & 11
Building Your Future Series: Choices, Connections, Careers: Moreno Valley Public Library staff is partnering with 4-H to provide career training to teens. Through this series, teens will learn about how their choices will impact their employment futures. Teens will be provided with the skills to understand various aspects of post-secondary education and how to build a portfolio.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Moreno Valley Public Library

Tuesday, October 17
Community Conversation about California Immigration: Lovella Singer will return to speak about Clarence Muse. He lived in several states before he moved to California and became the first African American to star in a film. We will talk about his journey to our state and the twists and turns he encountered along the way.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Moreno Valley Public Library Story Room

Tuesday, October 24
Community Conversation about California Immigration: We will show clips and discuss the short film, “The Great Migration: Creating a New Black Identity in Los Angeles.”
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Moreno Valley Public Library Story Room

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 Inland Library System (up to 20 items total, up to five in audio or DVD format)
  • 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. Library patrons can checkout eBooks via BiblioBoard, Enki, and Gale Virtual Reference. BiblioBoard provides library patrons with access to eBooks related to African American history, comics, Spanish literature, and Wiley’s for Dummies eBooks. Enki is a shared open source eBook network provides library patrons with access to classic literature, encyclopedias, fiction, and nonfiction eBooks. Gale Virtual Reference is a resource that includes Encyclopedia of Education, Novels for Students, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Case Studies in Global Business, Encyclopedia of Religion, Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, and much more. These digital library resources can be viewed by clicking here.

The Moreno Valley Library Literacy Program provides free literacy training for individuals that are 18 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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