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How Do I?

Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Manage My Account

Get A Library Card

To check out materials from the Library, you need to obtain a Rancho Mirage Public Library card. Most California residents can get a card at no cost; there is a fee for out of state patrons and for California residents from communities not participating in the State of California Universal Borrowing Program..

To receive a library card at no charge:

A person possessing a valid California ID containing their current mailing address requires: The California ID only. A valid California ID with an outdated address, Military I.D., or Green Card requires: The ID AND one of the following: A utility bill, check book, or bank statement showing their current mailing address.

An out-of-state ID (PROPERTY OWNER, LEASING OR RENTING) or US Passport requires: The out-of-state ID or US Passport AND one of the following: A property tax bill, homeowners insurance, homeowners association bill OR A rental or lease agreement showing a term of 5 months or longer.

If none of these apply, a card can be purchased: $30 for 6 months OR $45 for 12 months

Download Library Card Application

Access My Account

Your Library card and PIN grant you access to many different accounts and services. These instructions pertain to your library account with our cataloging system, where you are able to change your PIN number, see your current checkouts, renew items, check the status of holds, suspend and cancel hold suspensions, and check for fines. (physical books and media, not eBooks or digital media).

If you are attempting to manage your digital materials such as eBooks and AudioBooks, you'll need to login to your account through our digital ecollection within Overdrive (click here).

You are able to access your account by performing a catalog search, or by clicking on "Connect", then "My Account" in our website's navigation menu. Once you've arrived to our catalog system, enter your library card number and PIN and click on "Login". You are now logged into your account.

Find Out My Pin

By default, your PIN is the last 5 digits of your library card number. You are free to change your PIN by logging into your Library Catalog Account and filling out the "Change PIN" form. If you've forgotten your PIN or would like to change your PIN and are unable to do so online, we welcome your call to us during our operating hours; 9AM - 6PM, Monday through Saturday. We are happy to serve you.

Place A Hold

Click on on the far right of the navigation bar above. Type in the title, author or keyword and press enter or return. At this time the library catalog system will open in your browser. Find a title listed in Search Results and click on Place Hold (listed on the right-hand side).

You can also place a hold on multiple items by clicking the checkbox of each item then clicking on Place Hold under the Select an Action menu.

Enter your library card number and pin # (usually the last 5 digits of your library card number) and click Place Hold. The title is now on hold for you.

Click OK to return to the catalog. You will receive an email or a phone call when the item is ready for you.

Pay My Fine

The Rancho Mirage Public Library charges fines for lost, damaged and overdue materials. Fines can be paid at the Checkout Desk with cash, check, or a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, or Discover). Patrons who have outstanding fines over $10 will be blocked from borrowing any additional items. For more information on fines, please contact the Library at (760) 341-7323.

Download

A Book or AudioBook

We offer eBooks and Audiobooks through Overdrive, and eBooks for children through Axis 360.

Please search our current collections of eBooks, using the navigation bar above, choose "Your Library", "Read", then choose an eBook provider.

For assistance with Overdrive, please read the Help Guide pertaining to your device below:
iPad
Kindle 3G
Kindle WiFi
Kindle Fire, HD
Nook
Other Devices

For assistance with Axis 360, please read the Help Guide and FAQs below:
Axis 360 Help Guide
Axis 360 FAQs

A Magazine

We offer Digital Magazines through Zinio. You'll find a link to Zinio in our Navigation Menu. Choose "Your Library", "Read", then choose "Digital Magazines (Zinio)". Click here for our quickstart guide.

A Movie

We offer independent films and documentaries through IndieFlix. You'll find a link to IndieFlix in our Navigation Menu. Choose "Your Library", "Watch", then choose "IndieFlix". Click here for our quickstart guide.

Contribute to the Library

Make A Contribution

The Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation welcomes your support for its fundraising efforts. For more information, please visit the Rancho Mirage Library Foundation webpage.

Become A Volunteer

If you're interested in volunteering at the Library, please:

Download, Print & Sign the VOLUNTEER Application Form
FOR TEENS, Please download, print sign the TEEN VOLUNTEER Application Form

Use Library Services

Ask a Librarian

Need information? Want suggestions for what to read next? Ask a librarian. Whether you need to know the average October rainfall in London or the name of a writer who might please readers who like John Grisham, librarians are happy to help. Ask at the Information Desk, over the phone or via email.

It's simple. You can visit the library, or send us an email (librarian@ranchomiragelibrary.org), or call 760-341-7323, Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 6PM.

Librarian By Appointment

Wish you knew how to find information using the Library's fabulous electronic databases? Now you can! Meet with a librarian, one-on-one, for instruction on how to use the Library's web catalog, to use subscription databases or to learn how to check out e-books. We are happy to serve you!

Set up an appointment with us by calling the library at 760-341-7323, Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 6PM.

Internet Tutoring

Volunteer Internet tutors help untangle the mysteries of the World Wide Web and email. Contact the Information Desk to set up a free appointment.

Set up an appointment with us by calling the library at 760-341-7323, Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 6PM.

Reserve A Meeting Room

The Library has two rooms that are available for groups to meet. The specific requirements for use are detailed in the Library Meeting Room Use Policy. Please read through our Meeting Room Policy and complete the Application. Library staff will review your request and contact you regarding the availability of space for your group.

Return the form to the Library:
ATTN: Meeting Room Use Request
71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Policy and Application

Print From The Library

You may print from the library using one of the library public computers or you may print using your own laptop inside the library. Printing cost 10 cents per page. To print from your own laptop while at the library, please click here and follow the instructions provided.

Library Policies

We Are Here to Serve!

Welcome to the Rancho Mirage Public Library website! The site is fresh from a re-design and full of information along with links and portals to electronic content in a broad array of subjects. The site offers a feast of content in too many subjects to list, but while doing so it also helps you find what you need quickly, including our extensive programming schedule, the books and media in our collections, and how to check your library account. We hope you enjoy the new website and that it makes your access to the Library even better. Should you need help beyond this page, we are here 9AM - 6PM, Monday through Saturday, and open late Wednesdays until 8PM. Please do not hesitate to call us at 760-341-7323 or send an email to info@ranchomiragelibrary.org!
David Bryant, Library Director
Donate

All of our programs are funded by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation

For more information, please call (760) 341-7323, extension 605.