All in person programming is cancelled until further notice. Starting Tuesday, January 4 service hours at Mariners will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays. Central will maintain current hours. Balboa and CdM will be closed from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. daily. 

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Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 8:00pm

Friday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm


Get Creative

The Media Lab located on the lower level of the Central Library and offers customers access to specialized software and equipment for digital audio and visual production. Design a brochure. Edit a film. Build a website. Animate a cartoon. Plan a dream house. model in 3D. enhance a photograph. Learn new skills. Record your music. Share your vision. Impress your clients. Get creative.

Make a Reservation

Media Lab reservations are highly recommended for popular stations like the Sound Lab.


The Media Lab and Sound Lab are generously funded by the 
Newport Beach Public Library Foundation


For a comprehensive list of available software, please visit our
What Can You Do in the Media Lab? page.


Shape Your Sound

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The Sound Lab is equipped with the hardware and software to suit your audio needs, be it editing an album or recording.  

The Sound Lab includes an iMac computer station, M-Audio M-Track, Universal Audio Apollo Quad, Garageband, ProTools 11, Axiom 49 MIDI keyboard, an Audio Technica AT4047MP and Shure SM57 Microphone, and a Fender Super Champ XD amplifier. 



Learn More About
Our Tech Toys

Link to Tech Toys

Media Lab Use Policy

Need to know what you need to use the Media Lab? The Media Lab Use Policy is available online to answer any question you may have.

If you have further questions, please contact the Central Library Reference Desk at 949-717-3860.