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As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), as ordered by the State of California, ALL LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED AND ALL LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND STORYTIMES ARE CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 12.

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Library Closure - FAQ

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In concurrence with the executive order issued by the Governor of the State of California, all Newport Beach Public Library branches will be closed through April 12 to limit the number of people in a public building and to help curtail further spread of COVID-19 in the community. Since this has all happened very quickly, here are the answers to some of the questions you may have:


Are there any library resources I can use while branches are closed?

Yes. The Library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming movies through our e-Branch.  Manage your account online – search the catalog, place holds, and renew items - at https://millennium.newport.lib.ca.us/patroninfo.


Can I drop off my materials in outdoor book drops?

No, book drops will be closed. Please do not return library materials until the library re-opens.  You will not accrue fines or lose holds for materials during the library closure. We will extend all due dates until the library re-opens.


Can I pick up library materials that I have placed on HOLD?

Unfortunately, due to health orders from the County to prohibit all public and private gatherings, we are no longer able to offer the holds pickup service.  You will not lose holds for materials during the library closure; they will be waiting for you when the libraries open.


I have a question about my account.  Is there anyone that can help me?

Yes. If you have any questions about your account or how to access digital resources please use the Contact Us page: https://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/about/contact-us.


I have a reference question.  Is there anyone who can help?

Yes. If you have a reference question please use the Contact Us page: https://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/about/contact-us.


Will I be fined if I am unable to return library materials during the closure?

No, you will not accrue fines or lose holds for materials during the library closure. We will extend all due dates until the library re-opens.