2017 Annual Campaign

Smartserve™ is here!
Self service comes to Riverside

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Maker Space

Learn how the RPLF made it happen.

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You Can Help a Librarian Provide Better Customer Service

Help fund a Smartserve station at your local library.

What Does the Smartserve 1000 do? By "freeing" staff from the service desk, it permanently increases the staff service capacity of each library…without hiring additional staff. The 365 hours per week of "freed" time is the equivalent of one full time position in each of our 8 libraries!

  • Self checkout
  • Personal account access
  • Highlights Library programs & services
  • Recommends titles based on items checked out
  • Accepts all methods of payments
  • Frees Staff time
  • Adds to available space

Try a Smartserve Self-Service Kiosk today! Now available at the Orange Terrace Library

Download a printable brochure Click Here.

Some of Our Success Stories

Orange Terrace Library

Raised approximately $200,000 for the new Orange Terrace Library.


Helped to fund the READy-Set-Go Storymobile.

Story Time Kits

Provided Story Time Kits for Daycare Providers.

Helped Students

On-Line Homework Help for Riverside Students.

Casa Blanca

Provided furnishings & Artwork for the Casa Blanca Family Learning Center.

Eastside Cybrary

Provided Computers for the Eastside Cybrary.

The Riverside Public Library Foundation raises funds to ensure the excellence of library services for Riverside residents. Take a moment to explore the things we've done for residents and Riverside libraries. Then help us by donating.

"Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.

Germain Greer

"A society - any society - is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on.

Robert Reich

"It is easier to go to the Internet than to go to the library, undoubtedly. But the shift from no libraries to the existence of libraries was a much greater shift than what we've seen with the Internet's development."

Noam Chomsky