Public Library


The mission of the City of Imperial Public Library is to provide quality materials and services which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike

The City of Imperial Library was first established in the City of Imperial in 1909 and had a total of 101 books. Carnegie library was built in 1909 and opened for business in 1910. It was devastated in the 1940 earthquake and subsequently had to be torn down. Temporary facilities were utilized during the war years and post-war years, until a new library could be built. The Library as it exists today was opened in 1953; therefore the City of Imperial Public Library is the Imperial Valley's oldest operating library.

The Imperial Library may be small but it actually has access to millions of books through the Inter-Library Loan System. As a member of the Serra Cooperative Library System we able to request books from most of the libraries in the San Diego County, as well as Imperial County. If you want a book we do not have in our collection, we can get it for you through the Inter- Library Loan. This also includes audio books (books on tape). You are invited to come by the library and ask about this service, or call us at (760) 355-1332.

Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:
200 W. 9th Street
Imperial, CA 92251

Library Administrator:
Christina Carter
(760) 355-1332

Library Board of Trustees
(Meets Last Wednesday of each month 7:00 PM)
Virginia Mendoza
Sarah Gaddis
Karol McNeer
Laura Johnston
Lynn Mavila
(760) 355-1332

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