Riverside County libraries to reopen with modified services

Many Riverside County libraries will reopen with modified services on February 8. Patrons will have limited access to the interiors of the libraries for one hour. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

The Riverside County Library System (RCLS) will reopen many of its branches to the public on February 8. Services will be modified amid new COVID-19 health regulations.

Patrons will have limited access to the interiors of the libraries for one hour. Library services are currently limited to the borrowing and returning of materials and accessing public computers.

The libraries have implemented health and safety precautions including requiring masks to be worn by staff and patrons, added wall-mounted hand sanitizer stations, sneeze guards at all transaction counters, floor decals to encourage physical distancing, reduced the amount of available public computers to safely and properly distance patrons, and removed all common area lounge furniture.

Based on the number of computers available and space needed for browsing the bookshelves, each location has determined the maximum capacity allowed inside each branch.

The libraries will resume normal business hours and will continue to offer digital and curbside service during this time. 

The following libraries will not be reopening:
Anza (Express Service available)
Canyon Lake (Express Service available)
Eastvale (remains closed)
El Cerrito (remains closed)
Glen Avon (Express Service available)
Grace Mellman (remains closed)
Mecca (Express Service available)
Lakeside (remains closed)
Romoland (Express Service available)
For more information, visit or call 951-369-3003.

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