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.  


Library News

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  • Medicine in Our Backyard

    The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation in collaboration with UCI Health is pleased to virtually present the 2020-2021 season of Medicine in Our Backyard featuring an extraordinary group of renowned doctors and researchers speaking on a wide range of topics.


  • Friends of the Library Bookstore Closed Monday, October 26 due to air quality

    The Friends of the Library Bookstore will not open on Monday, October 26 due to the poor air quality caused by the fire.

    10/26/2020 9:24 am

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    Community Arts Survey

    In our ongoing effort to bring meaningful public art and cultural arts programming to the community, the Newport Beach City Arts Commission is seeking your opinion.

    10/02/2020 10:51 am

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    Corona del Mar Library Featured in American Libraries 2020 Library Design Showcase

    The Corona del Mar Library was recently featured as one of the year’s most impressive new or renovated libraries in American Libraries Magazine's September/October Issue, highlighting the "shared space" concept in the innovative joining of the Corona del Mar Library and Fire Station No. 5.

    08/18/2020 12:18 pm

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    New sculptures installed in Civic Center Park

    Enjoy a walk in Civic Center Park and view the recently installed Phase V sculptures, along with ten sculptures from Phase IV.


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    Halloween Spooktacular

    The Newport Beach Public Library welcomes the fall season with a fun new program for Tweens and Teens—the ‘Spooktacular Short Stories & Art program’ where creative minds can share Halloween-themed short stories and art pieces!

    10/16/2020 3:21 pm

  • Let'sTalk Books, video book reviews by NBPL staff

    Let's Talk Books

    Library staff talks about their favorite books in video book reviews as part of Library's virtual programming.

    05/11/2020 8:00 am

  • Early Literacy

    Early Literacy Fun at Home

    Children's librarians focus on developing early literacy skills with reading, rhyming, singing and storytelling.

    04/27/2020 1:54 pm

  • Link to Video Storytimes

    Video Storytime with Mayor Will O'Neill

    Mayor Will O'Neill shares his children's favorite books in a video storytime for Newport Beach Public Library.

    04/26/2020 3:00 pm

  • Trace Your Roots with Ancestry

    Ancestry Library Edition is now accessible from home with an NBPL library card.

    04/02/2020 5:39 pm

  • Video Storytimes

    Enjoy video storytimes with NBPL children's librarians from home.

    03/30/2020 8:15 am

  • News

    Library Adds Udemy to eBranch

    Over 4,000 online classes and tutorials available for free!

    03/24/2020 11:15 am

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

    For the latest information on the Coronavirus, there are several websites recommended.

    03/06/2020 12:35 pm