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Knowledgeable, warm, and kind. These words describe the people you will meet when you visit your library. We take pride in our dedicated approach to exemplary customer service, making your library one of the top-rated libraries in California.

Our popular Collection is ever-expanding and always fresh. Browse our catalog now!

Our Library is known for its diverse offering of Programs, Events, & Exhibits. We invite you to experience programs that will broaden your horizons. Whether it’s music from top performers, engaging lectures, film discussions, family fun, or programs that showcase our community, you’ll always be glad you came.


Certified Autism Center

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). It…

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Library Telescope Program Launches

Today we are delighted to launch our Library Telescope Program to help foster scientific literacy, stimulate an interest in astronomy, and provide people who have never looked through…

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Wave Goodbye to Late Fees. We’ve Gone Fine Free!

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory is always striving to improve our services and offer more to the community. As many libraries have begun to do across the…

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Observatory Tours

We currently host one tour daily at 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The tour begins in the lobby of the library. There is no cost and…

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Integrated Space Theater

The Rancho Mirage Observatory opened on March 25, 2018, and since then has provided thousands of residents and visitors the opportunity to connect with the cosmos. In the…

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 9 am – 6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm

Library & Observatory
Board / Rancho Mirage City Council

Steve Downs – Mayor
Ted Weill – Mayor Pro Tem
Lynn Mallotto – Councilmember
Meg Marker – Councilmember
Michael O’Keefe– Councilmember

Library & Observatory
Advisory Commission

Steve Ezer
Patrick Lambright (Technical Advisor)
Lois Reese
Donald Stein
Dom Summa
Ron Treat

Staff Liaisons
Aaron Espinosa, Library & Observatory Director


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We take pride in our dedicated approach to exemplary customer service