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Items owned by the Murrieta Public Library have a loan period of 2 weeks. Items owned by libraries in our shared system may be subject to different loan periods.
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A large portion of the Children’s fiction collection has been color-coded and corresponds to a set Lexile range. If you know your child’s Lexile range, this color coding system makes it easy to browse and find books. However, if you need a specific book, please bring in your Lexile range list with you.
Yes! Customers have the ability to pay their overdue fees online using PayPal or a credit card. Fees of $5.00 or more can be paid from a home or office computer, smartphone or tablet by simply logging in to your library account. Select Fines & Fees, then check the fines you wish to pay and select Pay Fines Now.
Fines & Fees,
Pay Fines Now.
For security purposes, fees cannot be paid using the Library’s computers or through the wireless connection.
Yes! You can place a hold on most items in the library system and you will be placed in the queue and will be notified when the item is available to be picked up at the library you selected.
You may return books and other materials borrowed from our partnering libraries and library systems at the Murrieta Public Library. They include the Moorpark City Library, Moreno Valley Public Library, Palmdale Public Library, Simi Valley Public Library and the Riverside County Libraries.
You are able to pay fines and fees and/or add money to your printing account with a debit/credit card.
You may use a card from the Moorpark City Library, Moreno Valley Public Library, Palmdale Public Library, Simi Valley Public Library and the Riverside County Libraries here, just as you may return any materials borrowed from those libraries here and our materials at their locations.
Yes. Any materials not returned before the end of the checkout period will be assessed a late fee.
Find digital resources available through the Murrieta Public Library.
The Murrieta Public Library welcomes residents, non-residents and non-profit organizations to rent our Community Room. Maximum occupancy is 185 and the room has audio/visual and computer equipment. For more information, call Gretchen Sedlacek at 951-461-6147.
In addition to public computers and printers, the Murrieta Public Library has a public copier available for public use. Please note: the computers shut down 15 minutes before closing each day.
There are Study Rooms available. Please sign up for a Study Room at the Adult Reference Desk. You will also need to adhere to the following guidelines:
Typically from late-January through the end of April, some federal and state tax forms are available at the Murrieta Public Library; most tax forms are also available year-round to download on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)as well.
No, we do not have the Murrieta Valley Unified School District AR and Lexile booklists. Please see your school’s website.
The Murrieta Public Library has WiFi throughout its facility. When in the Library with your mobile device, select Library-Public; no password is required.
The Murrieta Public Library no longer processes U.S. Passport applications. We suggest you try the following:
Please call Gretchen Sedlacek at 951-461-6147 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Current fee is $10.00 per signature.
The Library does offer scanning services and the scanning station is located next to the Adult Reference and Information Desk. The Library no longer offers fax services.
Please return a completed Volunteer Application (PDF) to one of the Library's Service Desks and you will be contacted regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities. Applications can also be found at the one of the Services Desks at the library.
You can register online and bring your registration number to the Customer Services desk. Photo identification and proof of current residence is required. Those under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Library card application forms are also available in the Library.
Please remember: you must have your library card to access any of the library’s services. (Checking out or renewing items, using a computer, or paying fines/fees. This includes accessing your account from home via the Internet or over the phone.)
Visit our online catalog. You can search by title, author, words or phrases or subject. Select Check Availability and More Info for status and location of item. To search other libraries, select the assigned branch.
Please have your library card available to renew. All Murrieta Public Library items may be renewed up to 4 times, with the exception of brand new, in demand or special collection items or if someone else is waiting for that item.
Call Customer Service at 951-304-BOOK, or call Automated Phone Renewal at 1-888-388-0664.
There is a $1 fee to replace a lost or stolen card. Present a valid photo identification with payment to the Account Services desk and a helpful staff member will access your account and provide you with a new card.
Once you receive a new card, your old card and account number will no longer be valid. While your specific account information stays the same, the account/card number will change.
Up to 30 items may be checked out on your card. The total can be made up of any combination of library materials.
Your personal identification number (PIN) is the last four digits of the telephone number you provided unless you have asked for it to be changed to some other number.
You will need your PIN to access your library account information online and to place holds on items in the catalog. If using the last four digits of your telephone number as your PIN does not work, you will need to come into the Library and speak to Customer Services.
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