Can I find books by Lexile number at the Library?
A large portion of the Children’s fiction has been color coded and corresponds to a set Lexile range. If you know your child’s Lexile range, this color coding system makes it easy to browse and find books. However, if you need a specific book, please bring in your Lexile range list with you.

Can I pay my overdue fees online?

Yes!  Customers have the ability to pay their overdue fees online using PayPal or a credit card. Fees of $5.00 or more can be paid from a home or office computer, smart phone or tablet by simply going to the Library’s web page and clicking on the Pay Your Fines Here! link on the home page. For security purposes, fees cannot be paid using the Library’s computers or through the wireless connection.

Can I request an item from another library?
Yes! You can place a Hold on most items in the library system and you will be placed in the queue and will be notified when the item is available to be picked up at the Library you selected.

Can I return books from other libraries here?
You may return books and other materials borrowed from our partnering Libraries and Library systems at the Murrieta Public Library. They include the Moreno Valley Library, the Riverside County Libraries, and the Santa Clarita Libraries.

Can I return my books to other libraries?
You may return Murrieta Public Library books and other materials at our partnering libraries and library systems. They include the Riverside County Libraries, the Moreno Valley Library and the Santa Clarita Libraries.

Can I use my debit or credit card here?
You are able to pay fines and fees and/or add money to your printing account with a debit/credit card, if the total transaction reaches $5.00 or more.

Can I use my Temecula, Lake Elsinore, etc. library card here?
You may use any Riverside County, Moreno Valley or Santa Clarita library card here, just as you may return any material borrowed from those libraries here and our materials at their locations.

Do you charge a fine for overdue materials?
Yes. Any materials not returned before the end of the checkout period will be assessed a late fee. The fees assessed will be: Adult/Young Adult items: $0.25 a day per item. Children/Teen items: $0.10 a day per item. ALL MEDIA: $0.25 a day per item.

Do you have downloadable audio books and ebooks?
From the Murrieta Public Library’s Home Page, under the E-Resources link, click Online Resources on the Audio & e-books link at the top of the page.  You can also download free ebook classics from the Gutenberg ebooks link, Gutenberg ebooks, also accessed through the E-Resources tab located on the web page.

Do you have Meeting Rooms?
The Murrieta Public Library welcomes residents, non-residents and non-profit organizations to utilize our Community Room. Maximum occupancy is 185 and the room has audio/visual and computer equipment. For more information, call April Philips at (951) 461-6133.

Do you have office machines for public use?
In addition to public computers and printers, the Murrieta Public Library has a public copier and typewriter available for public use.

Do you have programs for all ages?
Yes, we offer a variety of programs for children, teenagers, and adults at the Murrieta Public Library. We promote these programs on our Murrieta Public Library home page, in the spring/summer edition of the Recreation Guide published by the City of Murrieta, and with in-house flyers and/or posters.

Do you have Study Rooms?
Yes! Three small study rooms are available free of charge, in two hour increments, on a first-come, first served basis. Check at the Adult Reference Desk for availability. A valid library card is required and will be held at the Adult Reference Desk. Study Rooms may be used by those 14 and older and card must belong to the person using the study room.

Do you have tax forms?
Typically from late-January through the end of April, some federal and state tax forms are available at the Murrieta Public Library; most tax forms are also available year-round to download on www.irs.gov and www.ftb.ca.gov as well.

Do you have the school district’s AR list?
No, we do not have the MVUSD’s AR list.  Please see your school’s website.

Do you have WiFi?
The Murrieta Public Library has WiFi throughout its facility. When in the Library with your mobile device, click on the icon, COMMGUEST, no password is required.

Do you offer any Passport services?
The Murrieta Public Library no longer processes U.S. Passport applications. We suggest you try the Post Office at 39571 Los Alamos Road in Murrieta (951) 304-2448 or the Post Office at 30777 Rancho California Road in Temecula (951) 506-5513.

Do you offer fax and scanning services?

The Library offers domestic and international fax service, as well as scan to e-mail service, and can be paid for by credit card only. The machine is very user friendly and is located in the application center in the Library.

Do you offer Notary Services?
The Murrieta Public Library is proud to offer notary services on an appointment basis. Call Gretchen Sedlacek at (951) 461-6147 to schedule an appointment.

How do I become a volunteer?
Please return a completed Volunteer Application to one of the Library's Service Desks and you will be contacted regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities. Applications can be found using the link below or at one of the Service Desks.

Volunteer Application

How do I get a library card?
Register online by clicking the link below and bring your registration number to the Customer Services desk. Photo ID and proof of current residence is required. Those under the age of 18 need a Parent/Guardian’s signature.
Library Card Application forms are also available in the Library. Please remember: You MUST have your library card to access any of the library’s services. (Checking out or renewing items, using a computer, or paying fines/fees. This includes accessing your account from home via the Internet or over the phone.)

Register here!

How do I look for a specific title?
On the Murrieta Public Library’s Home Page click on Catalog Search. You can search by title, author, words or phrases or subject. Click on Check Availability and More Info for status and location of item. To search other libraries, click on the assigned branch on the left side of the screen.

How do I renew an item?

Please have your library card available to renew.  All Murrieta Public Library items may be renewed up to four (4) times, with the exception of brand new, in demand or special collection items or if someone else is waiting for that item,  Call Customer Service at (951) 304-BOOK, Automated Phone Renewal at 1-888-388-0664 or go to http://inland.librarycatalog.info/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=17.1033.0.0.8  
and enter your library card number and PIN number. Click on Items Out and follow instructions on the page. The Renew All Items button will only renew one page at a time. Please verify all due dates.

How long can I keep an item?
Items owned by the Murrieta Public Library have a loan period of two (2) weeks. Items owned by libraries in our shared system may be subject to different loan periods.

How many items can I have checked out on my card?
Up to 30 (thirty) items may be checked out on your card. The total can be made up of any combination of library materials.

What is my PIN?
Your PIN (Personal Identification Number) is the last four digits of your telephone number you provided unless you have asked for it to be changed to some other number.
You will need your PIN to access your library account information online and to place holds on items in the catalog. If using the last four digits of your telephone number as your PIN does not work, you will need to come into the Library and speak to Customer Services.

What is your address and hours?
The Library is located at 8 Town Square, Murrieta CA 92562.  Click here for map and driving directions:

Our hours are:
Monday & Tuesday
10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday & Thursday
10 am - 6 pm
Friday & Saturday
12 pm - 5 pm