About Us

About Us

Riverside County Library System (RCLS) is a public library system with 34 locations, four Library Connect Vans, two museums, and a Creation Station in Riverside County, California. RCLS serves a diverse population of 1.4 million residents in a very large geography covering 7,303 square miles. RCLS locations are the educational and cultural centers of their communities. Services including a collection of over 1.3 million materials, electronic resources, and educational and literacy, job and career development, and life enrichment programs make Riverside County an even better place to live, work, raise families, and do business.

Mission: “Welcoming spaces, trusted information, and enriching experiences for a thriving Riverside County.”

Vision: “Building an informed, engaged, and connected community” by focusing on five service priorities in order to engage with the community they serve.

Service Priorities:

  1. Prepare Children for Kindergarten
  2. Teen College and Career Readiness
  3. Skill Building for Any Age
  4. Support Families of Riverside County
  5. Cultural Celebration and Education

Annual report 2020/2021

Annual report 2021/2022

Annual report 2022/2023