Mariners Branch Library will be closed July 14-27 for installation of new carpet. 
                         Holds ready for pickup will be available M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Library upper level entrance photo


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Newport Beach Public Library

As one of the top-ranked libraries in California and one of America’s Star Libraries, the Newport Beach Public Library plays an important role as the cultural, educational and informational heart of the City of Newport Beach. The Central Library and the three branch libraries, Mariners, Balboa, and Corona del Mar, are active centers for information discovery, recreational entertainment, and the celebration of knowledge.  

The Board of Library Trustees is committed to meeting the needs of the diverse audiences within the community through the Central Library and the Branches. NBPL library cards are available free to any California resident showing proper identification.  Out-of-state residents can obtain a NBPL library card for $10.

Borrowing Materials

A Newport Beach Public Library Card is necessary to check out materials, use eBranch resources or use the library computers.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I get a library card?

  • What happens if I lose my card?

  • What are the checkout periods for various items?

  • How many items can I have checked out at one time?

  • How much are late fees?

  • How do I renew a book or other item?

  • How do I reserve a book or other item?

  • How do I suggest a book for the library to purchase?

  • Does the library offer home delivery of library materials?

  • Can I pickup library materials without parking and coming inside the library?