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Orange County Public Library System

December 25, 1987

The Orange County Public Library was established in December, 1919 and began operating in September, 1921 in Santa Ana with a staff of three sharing a room with the county farm advisor. It opened its first branches in October and November of 1921 in Brea, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, La Habra, San Juan Capistrano, Seal Beach and Westminster.

Statistics for fiscal year July 1, 1986-June 30, 1987

Number of volumes in collection: 1,653,999 Number of items loaned: 7,224,300 Number of questions answered: 1,273,344

The Orange County Public Library currently operates the 26 branches listed below. Library hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday (regional branches are open until 9 p.m. on Thursday), and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All branches are closed on Sunday.

Brea Branch Library One Civic Center Circle Brea, 92621 (714) 671-1722 Costa Mesa Branch Library 1855 Park Ave. Costa Mesa, 92627 (714) 646-8845 Costa Mesa/Mesa Verde Branch Library 2969 Mesa Verde Drive East Costa Mesa, 92626 (714) 546-5274 Crown Valley Branch Library 30341 Crown Valley Parkway Laguna Niguel, 92677 (714) 249-5252 Cypress Branch Library 5331 Orange Ave. Cypress, 90630 (714) 826-0350 Dana Niguel Branch Library 33841 Niguel Road Laguna Niguel, 92677 (714) 496-5517 El Toro Branch Library 24672 Raymond Way El Toro, 92630 (714) 855-8173 Fountain Valley Branch Library 17565 Los Alamos St. Fountain Valley, 92708 (714) 962-1324 Garden Grove/Chapman Branch Library 9182 Chapman Ave. Garden Grove, 92641 (714) 539-2115 Garden Grove Regional Branch Library 11200 Stanford Ave. Garden Grove, 92640 (714) 530-0711 Garden Grove/West Garden Grove Branch Library 11962 Bailey St. Garden Grove, 92645 (714) 897-2594 Irvine/University Park Branch Library 4512 Sandburg Way Irvine, 92715 (714) 786-4001 Laguna Beach Branch Library 363 Glenneyre St. Laguna Beach 92651 (714) 497-1733 La Habra Branch Library 221 East La Habra Blvd. La Habra, 90631 (714) 526-7728, (213) 694-0078 La Palma Branch Library 7842 Walker St. La Palma, 90623 (714) 523-8585 Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Branch Library 12700 Montecito Seal Beach, 90740 (213) 430-1048 Mission Viejo Regional Library 24851 Chrisanta Drive Mission Viejo, 92691 (714) 830-7100 San Clemente Branch Library 242 Avenida Del Mar San Clemente, 92672 (714) 492-3493 San Juan Capistrano Regional Branch Library 31495 El Camino Real San Juan Capistrano, 92675 (714) 493-1752 Seal Beach/Leisure World Branch Library 2300 Beverly Manor Road Seal Beach, 90740 (213) 598-2431 Seal Beach/Mary Wilson Branch Library 707 Electric Ave. Seal Beach, 90740 (213) 431-3584 Silverado Branch Library 28192 Silverado Canyon Road Silverado, 92676 (714) 649-2216 Stanton Branch Library 7850 Katella Ave. Stanton 90680 (714) 898-3302 Tustin Branch Library 345 E. Main St. Tustin, 92680 (714) 544-7725 Villa Park Branch Library, Civic Center 17865 Santiago Blvd. Villa Park, 92667 (714) 998-0861 Westminster Branch Library 8180 13th St. Westminster, 92683 (714) 893-5057 Irvine Heritage Park Regional Branch Library 14361 Yale Ave. Irvine, 92714 Under construction and tentatively set to open in the summer of 1988: Orange County Archives 1119 East Chestnut St. Santa Ana, 92701 (714) 834-8611 This branch contains no circulating material but keeps all the county's archival material. Material kept here include aerial photographs of the county, registers, land titles and mortgage records, maps, planning and development records, county budgets, and grand jury reports. The County Archives is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Source: Orange County Public Library

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