Ripon Branch Library


Branch Librarian

Melinda Kopp

333 W Main Street
Ripon, CA 95366-2423


Upcoming Events



 Lobby service at the Ripon library. Current hours are Monday thru Wednesday one to six. Thursday and Friday ten to three.

About the Library

Ripon Reading Room In the early 1900s, the first public library consisted of a 50-volume shelf of books at the McKee & Reynolds Mercantile. For the next four decades, “Reading Rooms” in various private homes provided the public with additional access to books.

In December of 1948 the first full-fledged library opened on Main Street. This important civic institution was dedicated to the memory of servicemen from Ripon who died in WW II. 


The new Ripon Memorial Library opened on November 18, 2006 with great fanfare. Ripon is now and has been, for over 100 years, a community that champions and embraces the importance and need for a public library to serve the citizen’s educational and informational needs.


Materials available to
borrow for all ages in
English and Spanish:
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks
  • Music
  • Movies
Newspapers available
for in-house browsing:
  • Ripon Bulletin
  • Modesto Bee
  • Stockton Record
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Wall Street Journal


  • Free WiFi
  • 17 computers with access to internet and Microsoft Office
  • Scan / Copy / Fax Station
  • Study Rooms
  • Community Room
  • 3D Printing


Regular Programs


Chess Club

Every Monday


4:00 pm
Preschool Storytime

Every Tuesday


10:30 am
Lego Club

Every Other Wednesday

See Calendar

3:30 pm
Yoga & Pilates

Every Wednesday


6:00 pm
All About Baby

Every Thursday


10:30 am
Tea & Coloring

First Thursday of each month

Except December See Calendar

3:30 pm


For more info about Special Events, visit the Events Calendar.


Returning Materials

During open hours: return materials to the front desk.

After hours: return materials to outdoor book drops.

Return Link+ materials to staff while the library is open.


Check out our Digital Collections

Overdrive for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Flipster for magazines

Hoopla for instant access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, music and movies



  • Check with Staff for availability.
  • Must be 14 or older.
  • We do not accept court-ordered community service.
  • All applicants need to be fingerprinted.


The Friends of the Library maintain a book sale which is in the library. Browse and purchase books whenever the library is open.

Donations of gently used, clean, resalable books are appreciated. Due to space constraints donations are limited to 2 bags or boxes per donor, per week.

Learn more about the group by visiting their website


About Ripon

City Web Site:
History: Ripon History [catalog search]

The Ripon Record was in publication from 1912 to 2015.
A digital archive can be viewed at the Clarence Smit Museum
located at 430 W. Main Street.


Ripon Unified School District

Ripon Christian Schools