Corona del Mar Branch Library

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Grand Opening: CDM Library and Fire Station

Updated on 07/22/2019 11:23 am

Grand Opening ceremonies for the new Corona del Mar Library and Fire Station No. 5 were held on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Corona Del Mar Branch

(949) 644-3075
420 Marigold Avenue
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

IMPORTANT:  The CDM Branch Library is closed until final construction details have been completed. It is expected to be open for use in August.  New hours will be Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Concierge Service

Corona del Mar customers can use use the convenient Concierge Service at the Oasis Senior Center for pickup and return of library materials. Place holds on library materials by using your computer or one at the Oasis Senior Center and materials will be delivered with a couple days.


Existing holds set for pickup at Corona del Mar have been re-routed to the Central Library. Customers can change their desired pickup location by accessing their account online or by contacting the Library.

Central Library

The Central Library has a wealth of materials and services available to customers during the construction period. Check the website for more information.

About Corona del Mar Branch Library

The Library in Corona del Mar (or CDM) dates back to the mid-1940's. By 1947 the population of Corona del Mar was such that residents needed a library closer than Balboa, where the main City library was located. Working with the Corona del Mar Business Association, library officials organized and opened "a tiny library station" of the City library in a CDM storefront. The station was on the corner of Goldenrod and Pacific Coast Highway and monthly rent was $45.

In 1952 The Corona del Mar station library was moved to the old custodian's house of the Corona del Mar school (since demolished), and finally to a 2,000 square foot building on Marigold. Ninety percent of the Marigold building's cost of $29,000 was raised by donations. This was accomplished by a gift to the library of two lots in Corona del Mar, which were then sold, as well as the fundraising activities of the newly established Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library.

Strong support for the local neighborhood branch resulted in recommendations by the Board of Library Trustees for designing a new building that would incorporate the Library with a new Fire Station to be built at the Marigold site. In November 2015, the City approved plans for design and construction of the new Corona Del Mar Library and Fire Station. Construction began in 2018 with completion scheduled for Summer 2019.