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The Roseville Public Library has books, DVDs, popular music, eBooks, and other items available for checkout at all three locations.  We provide quick answers to commonly asked questions about the library and many other topics. The Roseville Public Library has free Wi-Fi access. We have computers with internet and printing capability available for public use at any of our three locations. In order to use any of our computers, all you have to do is have a library card with us. Don’t have a library card? Come to any Roseville Public Library location, fill out a short form and we'll get you a library card that can be used to access our computers and digital resources and/or borrow library materials.

The Roseville Public Library has:

  • Three library locations located in the western, central, and eastern portions of Roseville.
  • 500,000+ visitors annually to our three locations.
  • 1 million+ items on average checked out by our customers every year.
  • Interlibrary loan requests available from other library systems for items not found in our collection.
  • Wi-Fi, public computers, and online databases for research and learning at all three libraries.
  • Many different programs for children and adults: summer reading program, Pokémon club, story times and book clubs.
  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
  • A literacy program that can help adults improve their basic reading and writing skills.
  • A Local History Center focusing on the City of Roseville and its citizens, housed at the Downtown Library.
  • A Family History Collection, available at the Downtown Library, provided by the Roseville Genealogical Society.
  • Electronic materials for checkout including e-bookse-audiobooks, e-magazines, e-readers, Chromebooks (in-library use only).

History of the Roseville Public Library

The Roseville Public library was signed into existence by the City of Roseville’s Board of Trustee (City Council), William Sawtell, on the 16th of January 1911 under city ordinance  number 37.  In 1912, with the assistance of the renowned philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the Roseville Public Library opened its doors to citizens of the region, assisting them in their reading and information needs. Located at 557 Lincoln Street, the Carnegie building still stands and serves as a museum for Roseville's cultural heritage.

Through the years there were multiple branch locations explored to better serve the growing community and their needs.  In 1956, the Veterans Memorial Hall in Royer Park had its grand opening and served as the first branch library to the community. After the Veterans Hall had been closed for some time, the Coloma Way branch opened its doors in 1978, operating well into the mid-90s. In 1979, books and materials were moved from the aging Carnegie building to the Downtown Library off of Taylor Street heralding a new main library facility for the city. Within a decade, the Maidu branch opened and has been catering to patrons of eastern Roseville since 1990. In western Roseville, the Martha Riley Community Library opened its doors in 2008, serving local communities too far to be served by the other locations.

Currently there are three branches of the Roseville Public Library: The Downtown Roseville Library near Royer Park and the Civic Center, the Maidu branch in Maidu Regional Park, and the Martha Riley Community Library located at Mahany Park.