Central Library is open Monday - Saturday with modified services and hours. Mariners and Balboa are open for curbside services Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Corona del Mar is open for curbside services Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. All branches of the library will be closed on Monday, January 18 in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. All programs and storytimes are currently cancelled until further notice.    

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Library Reopening FAQs

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When will the library reopen?

The Newport Beach Public Library will reopen the Central Library to the public with modified hours and services starting Monday, September 21.  The Crean Mariners Branch, Corona del Mar Branch and the Balboa Branch will remain closed due to limited space for social distancing and staffing considerations.  The three branches will continue to offer Curbside Service.

What are the service hours?

Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach

Monday- Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

No Curbside Service at Central. You may pick up holds curbside at the other branches.

Curbside Service Only for Mariners Library, 1300 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach

Monday – Saturday:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Curbside Service Only for Balboa Branch Library, 100 E Balboa Blvd, Balboa

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Curbside Service Only for Corona del Mar Library, 410 Marigold Avenue, Corona del Mar

Monday -- Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


What services will be available at the Central Library?

The Library will offer a “grab and go” business model.  Initial services offered will allow patrons to browse the shelves, check out materials, and manage accounts. Public computers will be available by appointment. You can make an appointment online by visiting our website or by calling 949-717-3800 option 2. Please have your library card number ready. 

What safety guidelines are in place?  

Following the State guidelines for the New Blueprint for Safer Economy Plan, the Library will begin restarting in-person services incrementally. Occupancy will be limited to a capacity of 88.  Face masks completely covering both nose and mouth will be required for both staff and the public entering the Library. No food or beverages allowed at any time. 

Until restrictions on gatherings and building capacity are lifted, the use of seating areas, study rooms, and program spaces will be prohibited.

In accordance with guidelines from the State of California, Newport Beach Public Library is implementing a variety of precautions to make the environment as safe as possible for staff and the public upon reopening.  The Central Library is equipped with Plexiglass barriers at public service desks, social distancing demarcation signage, and hand-sanitizers.

The Library continues to encourage patrons to use Curbside Service, telephone reference and the Library e-Branch to facilitate social distancing at the Library.  No programs will be offered at this time.