Newport Beach Central Library 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA92660 The 54,000-square foot Central Library carries a vast collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, audiobooks, music…More CDs, movies (the largest collection of foreign films in Orange County) and video games. The library also offers resources that can be downloaded from its web site. The facility caters to kids, offering them a fun, colorful room (which has relaxed noise restrictions) and private patio to call their own. The library hosts several storytimes each week for kids and families. Teens have an area of their own on the second floor. There also is a reading room with with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Each month, the library exhibits work by local artists.
Mariners Branch Library 1300 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA92660 Located just around the corner from Mariners Park, the 15,305-square-foot Mariners Branch Library is the largest…More branch in the Newport Beach library system. It houses a collection of some 60,000 books, periodicals, newspapers and media items. The library, which is linked to the adjacent Mariners Elementary School, has a special room for kids and offers activities such as story time. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the library and several computers are available for public use. Materials from the Central Library or the other branches can be reserved online and picked up at this branch.