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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 programs and storytimes are currently cancelled until further notice.  

Central Library Entrance

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Fiscal Year: 2018-2019

Current Library Budget: $9,021,784

Service Population:  87,182

Active Borrowers: 100, 678

Volumes

  • Books: 230,483
  • Media: 55,614
  • eBooks: 67,169

Circulation

  • Materials: 1,213,970
  • Electronic Content Use: 940,519

Reference Help

  • Reference Questions: 162,357

Visitors

  • Library Visits: 935,953
  • Program attendance: 72,369
  • Virtual Visits (website): 579,855
  • Average daily attendance: 2,651

Resources

  • Databases: 42
  • Public computers: 109
  • Staff:  59 FTE employees
  • Open Hours per year: 10, 100 total

Library Support

NBPL Foundation - (949) 717-3890
1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach
foundation@newportbeachca.gov
www.nbplfoundation.org

Friends of the Library - (949) 759-9667
1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach

 

Concierge Services 

  • Homebound Services 
  • Concierge service to Marina Park
  • Concierge service to NCCC
  • Concierge service to OASIS Center

Digital Services

  • Downloadable eBooks and magazines
  • Digitized Local History Collection
  • Online Databases
  • Online payment of fees
  • Streaming Video

Learning Services

  • Career Online High School
  • Literacy Services

Meeting Rooms

  • Charles Sword Meeting Room - 6-12
  • Friends Meeting Room - seats 200
  • Study Rooms

Technology

  • Computers for public use
  • Free wireless
  • Laptop computers for on-site use
  • Nooks with eBooks
  • Media Lab
  • Sound lab
  • Tech Toys

Special Services

  • Café - Bistro Express
  • Children’s Sun & Sea Discovery Garden
  • Friends Book Store
  • Local History Room
  • Passport Services
  • Popular Library
  • Stahr Children’s Room
  • Teen Center

Special Programs

  • Art Exhibits
  • Lecture Series
  • Author Visits
  • Teen Programs
  • Sunday Musicales
  • Business Workshops
  • Tech Training Classes
  • Children’s Storytimes
  • Children’s Programs and Crafts