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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 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.    

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