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Cathedral City

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Community room
Mon, Jun 26, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Community room
Tue, Jun 27, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Tue, Jun 27, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Story room
Wed, Jun 28, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Gigantic Arts and Crafts Scrap Party w/ S.C.R.A.P. Gallery!

Early arrival recommended.

Community room
Mon, Jul 03, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Jul 04, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Community room
Tue, Jul 04, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Wed, Jul 05, 6:00PM - 7:00PM


Community room
Mon, Jul 10, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Jul 11, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Community room
Tue, Jul 11, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Wed, Jul 12, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Buster Balloon (Balloon Twisting, Comedy, Magic)

Early arrival recommended.

Community room
Mon, Jul 17, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Jul 18, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Community room
Tue, Jul 18, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Wed, Jul 19, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Cinderella Builds Her Dream (Puppetry)

Grand prize finale drawing

Early arrival recommended

Community room
Mon, Jul 24, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Jul 25, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Community room
Tue, Jul 25, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Community room
Mon, Jul 31, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Aug 01, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Community room
Tue, Aug 01, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Community room
Mon, Aug 07, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Community room
Tue, Aug 08, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Tue, Aug 08, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Community room
Mon, Aug 14, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Community room
Tue, Aug 15, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Tue, Aug 15, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Community room
Mon, Aug 21, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Aug 22, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Community room
Tue, Aug 22, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Mon, Jun 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jun 21 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 23 Closed
Sat, Jun 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 25 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Branch manager
Joshua Kunkle
Address
33520 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City
California 92234
Tel: (760) 328-4262
Fax: (760) 770-9828
Cathedral City Library services originated in 1938 with a Community Library located in the new City Hall, consisting of donated materials. A year later, the County Library authorized this site as a Branch Library. In 1942, a lot adjacent to Town Hall was donated by Harvey and Edna Peterson for public library use.

A former army hospital barracks was purchased by a Chamber of Commerce bond issue and moved to the site. This building served as the Community’s Library for the next 39 years.

On June 3, 1981, a new 3,700 square foot Branch Library was dedicated on Hwy 111. Funding came from a HUD Community Development Grant and the County General Fund.

Dedicated in January 1996, the current Library was constructed with funds provided by the Cathedral City Redevelopment Agency and the CA State Library under authority of the CA Library Construction and Renovation Bond Issue. This 20,000 square foot library served as the City’s library facility until February 2008, when a devastating fire halted all library services. In June, 2009 the renovated Library reopened with state-of-the-art furnishings, new materials and display areas, additional public computer stations, and RFID self-check technology.

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Literature Resource Center
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Automobile Repair
Automobile Repair Reference
Automobile Repair Reference
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Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Reference USA
Reference USA
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Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouse
Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
Brainfuse
Brainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Career Transitions
Career Transitions
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Scholastic Go
Scholastic Go
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Tuition Funding Sources
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Cultures and Religion
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
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Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
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One Click Digital
One Click Digital
A growing collection of over 1,500 eAudiobooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of over eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Zinio
Zinio
The world's largest newsstand is now on your library's website!
Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Periodical and journal articles as well as videos on a wide range of health topics from ADD&ADHD to Alternative Medicine, HIV, and various surgical procedures.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center is a one-stop, full service resource for health-related research. It combines indexing of approximately 195 periodicals, eight reference books, and over 700 pamphlets; more than 1,800 overviews from Clinical Reference Systems; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 185 periodicals, all reference books, overviews, and pamphlets.
Languages
Pronunciator
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Music
Freegal
Freegal
"Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries."
News and Magazines
InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newstand
This newspaper database contains a collection of more than 140 cover-to-cover newspapers from around the world plus an additional 300 sources of selected news and business coverage.
InfoTrac® General Reference Center Gold
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