La Quinta Library


Our mission is to encourage lifelong learning by providing the people of our community with safe, no-cost activities for educational growth and recreational fulfillment.


It’s Your Library. Enjoy FREE programs and events for all ages!

The La Quinta Library is committed to encouraging lifelong learning by providing the people of our community with safe, no-cost activities for educational growth and recreational fulfillment. For the full complement of programs and events, check out our Facebook events page.

Monday Morning Movie
June 24
Mondays, June 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 8, 15 @ 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM Enjoy a different movie for each weekly theme! Limited seating and floor space. You’re welcome to bring your own snacks, all drinks must have lids. Popcorn is for limited time   FREE | ALL AGES
Tween Craft
June 25
Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25 & July 2, 9, & 16@ 11:00 AM FREE | Ages 8-12 Enjoy a different and fun themed craft each week! While supplies last.
Hydro Harvest LQ
June 25
Tuesdays, June 11, 18, & 25 & July 2, 9, & 16 @ 12:00 PM FREE | Ages 8-17 Learn how to grow veggies with the library‘s very own Flex Farm! Weekly activities, crafts, and a salad party at the end of the 6 weeks with the produce grown! Registration…
Chess Club
June 27
Players of all levels welcomed! Chess Club meets every Thursday from 4:00 – 6:30 PM in the La Quinta Library’s program room.  Hosted by the Coachella Chess Club.
Friday Family Fun Day: Galaxy Dance Party!!
June 28
Friday, June 28 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  | All Ages Get lost in the stars with a fun Galaxy dance party! Complete a solar system scavenger hunt to win galaxy slime. While supplies last. All library programs are free.


Register for a Library Card in-person or online!

Any resident of California can receive a Riverside County Library System (RCLS) card. Apply for a card at any RCLS library branch, including our mobile resource vans.

To get a card, you will need to show either a valid California Driver License with a current address, or two forms of identification, one showing who you are and the other indicating your current mailing address in California. Parents or legal guardians must sign for children’s cards. Non-residents of California can obtain a library card for a $10 annual fee.

eCards: This virtual card will give you free access to the library’s digital collections, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and much more. Click the button below to register. You will immediately receive your eCard number by email. You will then be ready to use many of our Digital Resources. (Note: Requesting and borrowing physical materials, including park passes, requires a full-access card. eCards can be upgraded to full-access cards at any RCLS library branch.)

Full-Access Cards: Visit your nearest RCLS library branch with your ID and proof of address to convert your eCard to a full service card, giving you access to books, DVDs, and more! Click Here for more information about RCLS library cards.

Want to start your own book club?

“Book Club in a Bag” contains everything you’ll need for your next book club meeting:

Visit your nearest RCLS library branch to get started!

Hand-picked suggestions for people in a hurry.

Want to read more books but don’t have time to search the library? Let our librarians help! Click the button below to fill out our short form letting us know what types of books you enjoy. We’ll select up to five books and have them ready for you in a few days (excluding holidays).

Other Services

Adult Literacy Program: We have exciting programs to help adults who want to improve their reading, writing, and communication skills. These programs are completely FREE and can help you reach your goals, such as finding a job, supporting your family, or becoming a citizen. We also offer English as a Second Language (ESL) services to help you learn English. The Riverside County Library System Adult Literacy Program provides adult literacy services to our communities through one-on-one literacy tutoring, classes, and family literacy events.

Veterans Resource Center: The Riverside County Library System has received a Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Grant to establish a Veterans Resource Center, a resource dedicated to helping veterans and their families.

Digital Library eLearning: The Riverside County Library System, in partnership with the California State Library and Gale, part of the Cengage Learning, offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Digital Library eLearning.

Volunteering: Volunteers make generous contributions to the Riverside County Library System. Without their enthusiasm, hard work, and commitment, many library services would not be possible. Your time, talents, and energy are valued here at the Library. Volunteer opportunities may include:


Become a Friend of the LQ Library

Join your friends and neighbors who believe in the La Quinta Library and its importance to the community with an annual Friends membership of only $10/individual, $15/family, or $25/corporate sponsor!

For more information about the Friends of the La Quinta Library, including current board members, and perks of being a Friend, as well as other opportunities to support the library, please email them at or check out their Facebook page at

In addition to being a Friend of the La Quinta Library, you can help in other ways by:

*The Friends of the La Quinta Library is a chapter of the Friends of the Desert Libraries, a 501 c(3) organization.


Have a question? Ask someone at the Library!

Library Contact Form

For La Quinta Library questions or inquiries, please fill out the form below.


78275 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA 92253

Phone: (760) 564-4767

Fax: (760) 771-0237


Monday – Thursday:
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


La Quinta Library
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