Palm Springs Library Book Drop Closed; Return Dates Extended

The two libraries in Palm Springs have been closed for weeks now due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

But you were still able to drive into the parking lot at the main library at Sunrise Way and Baristo, and return your books to the automated book drop. Now, even the book drop is closed.

The Palm Springs Library Main Branch is in Sunrise Park, and the parking lot is closed, as are all other parking lots at parks in the city.

If you live close to the park and can walk there, you can use the parks and trails, just stay away from everyone who resembles a human being. And wear something to cover your nose and mouth.

If you don’t live close enough to walk to the park, you can’t use the park.

As for your library books, don’t worry, the return date has been extended by the library.

Access to all of the Library’s digital resources is still available 24/7 online and we continue to offer the option of a free 90-day temporary digital library card to Palm Springs and Coachella Valley residents if you do not have one.

To sign up for a temporary digital card, residents can visit and click on the link at the top of the screen that says ‘click here to register now’.

The digital library card provides users access to all of the Library’s digital offerings, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, TV, music, homework help, online classes, and more.


After completing the online library card registration, the staff will then activate the library card and PIN number within one business day and email the card information. These credentials can be used to access all the library eResources noted above plus more. The card enables checkouts of and access to digital materials only; customers will not be able to borrow physical materials or place them on hold. For more information about Coronavirus and other City information and resources, visit


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