The Newport Beach Public Library is the cultural heart of the community, serving more than one million patrons each year. We are an essential provider of books, information, and technology, through the Central Library and our three branches: Mariners, Balboa, and Corona del Mar.

Hours and Locations

Addresses, phone numbers, maps, and hours for NBPL locations

How to Get a Library Card

Information about getting a card

About Newport Beach

General information about the City of Newport Beach

History of the Newport Beach Public Library

The Newport Beach Public Library has a long history of service to the community

Board of Library Trustees

Information about the governing board of the library

Library Policies

Rules for using the Newport Beach Public Library

Literacy Services

Project Adult Literacy is located on the lower level of the Central Library, and provides services for adults seeking to improve their English reading and writing skills

Cultural Arts

The Cultural Arts Division of the Newport Beach Public Library, with guidance and support by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, brings cultural and arts programming to the community

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library fund children's programs, Sunday Musicales, and other library programs through used book sales and donations

NBPL Foundation

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation funds valuable library resources and services, and presents a variety of literary programs design to engage the community

News & Press

News releases, facts & figures, photos, and other information helpful in preparing articles about NBPL and upcoming events

Contact Us

Get in touch with us via email, phone, or mail

Genealogy Uncovered Workshop

Each class is a 2-hour, hands-on workshop with a maximum of 12 participants. The first 30 minutes of each session will cover a focused topic. Click on each link to view that date's topic.  

The remaining 90 minutes will be an interactive round table. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their progress, ask questions and receive guidance. 

Led by nationally recognized genealogical expert, Arlene O’Donnell

Students should arrive prepared with their own research materials and any questions they may have. Whether you are advanced in your research, or just beginning your genealogy journey, you are welcome to register.   

Registration required

January 31 Class: Please register HERE

February 21 Class: Please register HERE

March 27 Class: Please register HERE

Registration is separate for each workshop. Please feel free to register for 1, 2, or all 3 workshops.  

If you have any questions, please email Terry Sanchez @tsanchez@newportbeachca.gov or call 949-717-3895.   

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