New Hours As Of October 3!

Effective Monday, October 3, hours for our Downtown and Southwest Library locations will change. 

Downtown Library: Open 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, Saturdays. 

Southwest Branch: Open 12pm to 8pm, Monday & Tuesday; 10am to 6pm, Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, Saturdays. 

Thes new hours help us prepare for the late 2022 opening of our Watts-Midtown Branch. Watch this website, Facebook, and our library email newsletters for updates! 

Fine Free Friday!

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Fridays are FINE again in September 2022!

To celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month, we’ll waive overdue fines on your current checkouts that are returned on a Friday in September. It's your chance to renew your expired library card with a fresh start from your overdue items. It’s a FINE FREE FRIDAY!

Fine Free Fridays applies to:

  • Item is still in our catalog, and has not been deleted.  
  • Traditional library items: Books, CDs, Audiobooks, Magazines, DVDs still listed in our catalog. (Specialty items, such as hotspots, are not included.)
  •  Items returned at RIPL sites or via RIPL book drops after 6 pm Thursday or before 9 am Saturday. Items returned to other PrairieCat libraries do not qualify.
  • Overdue fines/late charges only: Remaining replacement fees, collection charges, damages, etc. still remain the responsibility of the patron.

Available for a limited time only. Bring those items back in September, and make a new start!

Want to pay it forward? We welcome donations for clearing fines for other library users. Ask staff for details!