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CA Senior Hotline: 1-833-544-274

Riverside County Essential Services Hotline, call 2-1-1

Riverside County Public Health information and information about testing and vaccinations:

 Passport  appointments are now available.  

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for appointments.

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The Hemet Public Library is proud to offer another free service!

Beginning January 4, 2023,  Open Access+ is now available to patrons who have signed up for this extended access to the Library.  

Extended hours: Wednesday - Saturday 7 am -9 am. 

This service is for self service at the Public Computers, Fax24  and book checkout. Stop by the Library  for additional information

Open Access plus

Open Access+ has been provided by a Grant, from The California State Library. 

New e-books are here! Try World Book for kids!

World Book Opens in new windowHemet Library users now have access to MORE e-books!

Palace Ebook app

Palace is a free, easy-to-use e-reader app that lets you find, check out, and read or listen to books from your local library.

It’s been said that libraries are “palaces for the people” and the Palace app gives you instant access to your local “palace” any time, right from the palm of your hand.

All you need to sign up is your Hemet Public Library card! 

The Palace app is built and maintained by The Palace Project, a not-for-profit division of LYRASIS working in partnership with Digital Public Library of America with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the California State Library.

ZIP BOOK's are here!

Zip Books

ZIP Books Grant is brought to you by The California State Library. 

Do you have a request for books to be added to the Hemet Public Library? ZIP book is the way to do this.  You may request up to 2 books a month on your library card. Each book may cost no more than $35.00. Your library card must be in good standing, meaning that you do not have any late books, or owe over $15.00.

Best Sellers or books that have been published within the last six months may not be requested. The Library makes every effort to purchase requested books but cannot purchase everything including text books. 

If your request is added to the Hemet Public Library, it will be sent directly to you from When you have finished, return the book in the 24/7 book return along with the packing slip and we'll do the rest! If the book is not returned to the Library in a timely manner, our regular checkout period is 3 weeks, you will be charged the full replacement cost and a processing fee. 

We will need your email, phone number and mailing address so that we may contact you if we have any questions. Click here to request a ZIP Book. 

Ebsco Learning express

Learning Express can help with career assistance, preparing for a test, and core skills for High school, college and beyond!

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Are you interested in learning a new language? Try our NEW Language learning tool, Transparent Languagetransparent-language-online-block-logo-purpleTake the tutorial using the view Library Tutorials tab on the Right side of the page!

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CloudLibrary NewsStand is now available on the CloudLibrary app, over 7,000 magazines titles are at your fingertips! 

Do You Hoopla?

HooplaDownload the app or go to
Log in with your library card
Borrow free digital movies, music, and more with no late fees! Hoopla Digital


HemetProquest E-Book Central Public Library is happy to announce the addition of Proquest Central for E-Books, thanks to a grant from the California State Library. To sign in and use Proquest,  just type in your Library Card number.


Historical Hemet News

Hemet News

You can now search the Hemet News from Home! View the Historical Hemet News from 1899-1999, and the Riverside Press Enterprise from 1992 to today. Also available are over 200 other newspapers from California. These resources are available with your Hemet Library card and a generous donation from the Friends of the Hemet Public Library!

Historical Hemet News

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The Award winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas - reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. It’s free to use in this library! From Age of Learning, Inc,.


Free Practice Driving TestsFree Permit Practice Tests Get Ready for your DMV Test

The Hemet Library and have partnered together to offer practice driving tests online.

Practice Driving Tests

Don’t have a Printer?

PrinterOn Inc.

Mobile printing is available!

Download the Printeron app

or scan the QR Code  Printeron QR code

 Black and White copies are $.15 per page and color are $.35 per page.


Need to fax a document while the library is closed. is an online fax service that is available to use from any device . The cost is 99 cents  for the 1st page and 49 cents for each additional page. For an additional 49 cents the user may choose to get a text confirmation regarding the status of their fax. To use just go to the website and click on the green button that says "send a fax from your device." It’s that simple.

  1. Kathye Caines, Senior Librarian

    Kathye Caines

    Senior Librarian

  2. Library

    Physical Address
    300 E Latham Avenue
    Hemet, CA 92543

    Phone: : (951) 765-2440
    Emergency Phone: : 911


    Wednesday through Saturday

    9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Closed Sunday through Tuesday