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Welcome to the Hemet Public Library. We are here to  provide our community with the materials and services necessary for self-education, informed decision-making, and recreation. Whether you're in our library or online, the Hemet Public Library is the place to be.

Thank you to our Summer Reading Sponsors!
Our Paws to Read summer reading program was made possible by donations from Dollar General, Friends of the Hemet Public Library, Hemet Library Foundation, and Target!

Scholarship help... it's not to early to begin
Need Scholarship help

Thanks to the generosity of Wells Fargo Bank and a grant from Inland Library System. We are proud to announce Tuition Funding Sources ("TFS") a private website where high school and college students are matched with scholarships and grants. The scholarship matching service is provided to students free of charge. 

The TFS scholarship database represents 27 years of scholarship research and is many times larger than any other source of scholarship information. The database is made up of millions of need-based, merit and general scholarships and totals more that $41 billion in available awards. 

In addition to general scholarships that can be used at any school, the scholarship database contains millions of scholarships that are school specific, meaning they are only available at the sponsoring school. Next to federal and state grants, this scholarship category is the largest pool of scholarships available and is one of the reasons the TFS scholarship database is so large. New scholarships are added to the database every month. 

The TFS scholarship data is a very respected resource and was displayed for many years at a demonstration lab in the Smithsonian Institution. It was also selected by the Department of Defense for use in their international schools.

Library patrons can remotely access scholarships, financial aid and career information from their library, home, school or workplace.

Please go to, create an account and begin looking for scholarships and financial aid.  It's never to early to start!


E-Books now available!
Oneclick Audio and e books
Do you have an E-reader?

Be sure to look at the new e-books on the ONEClick page.  Downloading is fast and easy!

Click on the Link below:

FREE August activities at the Hemet Public Library!
Summer Time Reading
Join the Library in this month's Free Activities

Bark for Books with Maxx and Friends Fridays @ 4 in the Children's reading room--practice reading out-loud with therapy dogs!

Book Clubs:

Director's Book Shelf:August 21
One Summer, 1927 by Bill Bryson
From Goodreads:
The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Meanwhile, the titanically talented Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the home run record, which would culminate on September 30 with his sixtieth blast, one of the most resonant and durable records in sports history. In between those dates a Queens housewife named Ruth Snyder and her corset-salesman lover garroted her husband, leading to a murder trial that became a huge tabloid sensation. Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole in Newark, New Jersey, for twelve days—a new record. The American South was clobbered by unprecedented rain and by flooding of the Mississippi basin, a great human disaster, the relief efforts for which were guided by the uncannily able and insufferably pompous Herbert Hoover. Calvin Coolidge interrupted an already leisurely presidency for an even more relaxing three-month vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The gangster Al Capone tightened his grip on the illegal booze business through a gaudy and murderous reign of terror and municipal corruption. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s 
The Jazz Singer, was filmed and forever changed the motion picture industry. The four most powerful central bankers on earth met in secret session on a Long Island estate and made a fateful decision that virtually guaranteed a future crash and depression.
     All this and much, much more transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bill Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness with his trademark vividness, eye for telling detail, and delicious humor. In that year America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event, and One Summer transforms it all into narrative nonfiction of the highest order.

Need help keeping track of your books?
Track your family's library material at
Sign up with to help keep track of your family's library material.  It's fast and free.  You can choose to receive either a text message to your cell phone or an e-mail for overdue material or requested items. 

This service is Free do to the generosity of the Friends of the Hemet Public Library

Search and Place requests from the Hemet Public Library Facebook Page!
Hemet Public Library Facebook
Did you know that from the Hemet Public Library Facebook Page you can search for Movies and Books,  place requests and renew your items.  Click down arrow to the right of the Timeline and select Library Search!

This free service is provided by the Friends of the Hemet Public Library.

Have fun!

Need a Passport?
Need a Passport
Need to apply or renew your passport? Call 951-765-2445 for an appointment.
Call the Hemet Public Library at 951-765-2445 for information to apply or renew your passport.  Appointments are available Wednesday through Friday 9-5 and  Saturdays 9-12. 

Online Services are now available!
Online Services are now available from  Homework HelpJob Hunting, Magazine searches for research or fun.  Use One Click for Downloading books to your computer, MP3 player or IPOD or smart phone or Email a Reference Librarian your question.  It's all here, Free with your Hemet Public Library Card!

Labels for Education
Labels for Education

The Labels for Education program is a Library fund raising program designed with busy families in mind as an alternative to traditional fund raising. By saving and redeeming product UPCs and beverage caps from participating products schools can earn FREE educational merchandise, such as library books and dvds. The Hemet community can assist by saving UPCs and beverage caps from participating products and giving them to the Hemet Public Library. The Library redeems the points collected for FREE merchandise!

Participating products include:

Campbells        Pepperidge Farms        BIC      Prego   V8       People Magazine      Time Magazine Real Simple Magazine   Cooking Light Magazine Goldfish  Emerald            Dannon            PopSecret        Glad     Post

There are many other participating products available so be sure to ask the Library for more details!




Contact Us
Kathye Caines
Library Manager

300 E. Latham Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543

Phone: (951) 765-2440


Wednesday - Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday - Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed Sunday - Tuesday