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Porterville City Library

Dear Friends,

On February 18, our beloved Porterville City Library, built in 1953, was consumed by a fire. With the loss, we are reminded that libraries are so much more than just a place to check out books. The valuable resources and the knowledgeable staff become the cultural centers of the community and transform lives through education and lifelong learning. The loss of our Library is tremendous, but nothing compares to the two firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice while battling the fire. Captain Ray C. Figueroa and Firefighter Patrick L. Jones were not just brave firefighters, but, our co-workers, our friends, our family, our heroes. We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and patience as we move forward. Monetary donations can be directed to the City of Porterville (attention: Library) or The Friends of the Porterville Library. Our Library staff will also continue to organize events and activities to engage with our community. We may not have the physical building intact, but we will not lose the magic of the Library and its purpose in our community. In the words of Dr. Seuss, ‘you can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” #portervillestrong

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This is an honor checkout program only. No returns or donations at this time. No library card necessary. No due dates. No fees or fines. No limit. Items may be returned when we have a library facility. Mask wearing and social distancing required. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please Click Here to review the available slots and sign up. Thank you!

New Electronic Resources

Find out what all the hoopla is about… Instantly available, 24/7 – FREE with your library card!

Thank you for being a loyal library cardholder of the Porterville Library.

We are excited to announce a new digital offering for all of our patrons. hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 800,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting!

All borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi by streaming. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline.We love this service. It is easy to use and provides instant access (again, with no holds or waiting!) to the titles you want when you want them. As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to 6 titles per month.

To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from the Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, visit

Thanks again for your patronage and support. We hope you enjoy hoopla digital!


Did you know that you can read digital magazines for free through the Porterville Library?

The magazines you know and love are now available to browse, select & read from home or anywhere through the Porterville Library - on your PC or mobile device.

Get instant access to popular magazines with just your library card.  Click Here to get started.

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

New Programs and Information


Don't have a library card? Apply for an e-card online! Click here for more information.



¡Saludos! Por favor llene la solicitud en línea para suscribirse para una tarjeta de biblioteca con una de las bibliotecas miembro de SJVLS. La solicitud es para prestatarios de 13 años o mayor, actúa como preinscripción y es válida por 6 meses. Click Aqui.

Introducing our new online resource. JobNow & VetNow is specifically designed to help those looking for a job, veterans seeking information, and anyone needing tools to help with studying. Click here for more information.

We are incredibly thankful for the love and support we have received from our community, but at this point we will no longer be accepting donations. Click here for more information.

Join us for virtual story time every Tuesday! For more more information click here.


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