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Mariners Branch Library
1300 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Located just around the corner from Mariners Park, the 15,305-square-foot Mariners Branch Library is the largestMore 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.
Corona del Mar Branch Library
420 Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
The Corona del Mar branch of the Newport Beach public library system has served as an educational tool for the childrenMore and community of Corona del Mar since 1959. The library is the smallest of the Newport Beach branches, but it has garnered much support from community members and is a popular spot for younger families. The library has six computer workstations, laptop computers and free Wi-Fi. It also houses a large collection of popular new materials, including books, DVDs, children's materials and periodicals.  
Newport Beach Central Library
1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660
The 54,000-square foot Central Library carries a vast collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, audiobooks, musicMore 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.
Sherman Library & Gardens
2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625

For more than 40 years, Sherman Library & Gardens has provided Corona del Mar and neighboring communities with aMore horticultural retreat and learning environment.

The gardens boast a botanical collection of more than 1,500 plants, including a cactus and succulent area, large flower beds with seasonal flowers, an outdoor tea garden, a rose garden, serene fountains and walkways, a discovery garden specially designed for the visually impaired, a tropical conservatory and an herb garden.

The research library's collection of materials specialize in the history of the Pacific Southwest and is devoted to providing information about how the region transformed over the past 150 years into a key part of the world. 

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