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Orange County Public Library System

April 02, 1988|Clipboard researched by Rick Vanderknyff, Susan Greene, and Henry Rivero / Los Angeles Times

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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