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The Central Library and all NBPL branches will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and be closed November 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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Local History

The Local History collection contains a variety of materials that relate to the history of Newport Beach, Orange County, and California. The collection is located at the Central Library on the second floor in the Local History alcove. For in-library use only.

The retrospective collection contains diverse materials which include:

  • Books & print materials
  • Telephone Directories
  • Friends of the Library clippings
  • Local school yearbooks
  • Local business directories
  • Science and environmental information
  • Local atlases of Orange County and travel information
  • Biographical resources