Frequently Asked Questions
To Our Patrons and Community:
OC Public Libraries are open for in-person services according to State and County guidelines.
Visit https://ocpl.org/libraries and click on any of our branches to see hours or operation.
In-person and virtual programs are available, including storytimes...
Author Katherine Applegate
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2:00pm
Katherine Applegate is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of beloved and award winning books for young readers, including Home of the Brave, Crenshaw, Odder, Wishtree, Willodeen, and The One and Only Ivan, for which she won the Newbery Medal.
Earth Day Celebration
In celebration of Earth Day, OCPL is excited to partner with OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) and Discovery Cube to bring programs to Orange County and build connections while doing our part to protect the planet.
Author Katherine A. Sherbrooke
Wednesday April 12, 2023 at 6:00pm
Katherine A. Sherbrooke is the author of the New York Times notable novel, Leaving Coy’s Hill, a Massachusetts Book Awards Fiction Honors winner.
Little Saigon Stories
Little Saigon Stories seeks to preserve the experiences of Orange County’s Vietnamese American community.
Slice of Literary Orange with Author Susan Orlean
Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm
SUSAN ORLEAN is a journalist, television writer, and bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book. She has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992, and has contributed articles to many magazines including Vogue, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and O...
Slice of Literary Orange with Author Adriana Trigiani
Friday, April 21 at 6:30 pm
ADRIANA TRIGIANI is the New York Times best-selling author of twenty books in fiction and non-fiction, published in 38 languages around the world. She is also an award-winning playwright, television writer/producer and filmmaker.
Read & Grow
Cultivate your imagination while you read 100 books, 100 days, or 100 hours.
Rise to the challenge of reading and sustainability all year long as you Read & Grow! Select your preferred reading challenge and earn badges throughout the year by planting the seed to read.
Discover & Go
Explore Orange County museums and attractions through this exciting partnership between OC Public Libraries and local cultural institutions. Log in to Discover & Go with your OC Public Libraries card and reserve free or low-cost passes to participating organizations.
2023 Annual Report
2022 was an exciting time for OC Public Libraries! We welcomed communities back as we returned to in-person storytimes, author events, craft classes and book clubs! Our 2023 Annual Report highlights the innovative services and programs patrons enjoyed at our libraries in 2022. Every day OCPL...
Goodbye Late Fines
In 2021, OC Public Libraries took its 100 years of service in a new direction by removing late fines for overdue items.
Goodbye Late Fines – OC Public Libraries is fine free!
For more information visit ocpl.org/nolatefines
California State Park Passes
Adventure beyond the book is here! OC Public Libraries is partnering with California State Parks and the California State Library to offer free State Parks vehicle-day use passes, available for circulation at all branches of public libraries in California.
Park passes allow Californians to...
Books By Mail
Books By Mail is a free service that delivers books and audiobooks on CD through the US Postal Service to homebound, eligible residents in Orange County, California who are unable to visit the library because of a physical disability, long-term illness, and/or lack of transportation.
OC Memory Lab
Our mission is to provide our communities the ability to preserve their documents, photos, and audiovisuals through digitization. The OC Memory Lab is "a space for free do-it-yourself digitization" allowing users to safeguard their important documents and memories. OC Public Libraries has two labs...
OC Public Libraries' guide for becoming a US Citizen. Prepared by library staff for Orange County residents, the content includes: Applying for Citizenship, Where to File, Filing Fee, Preparing for the Test and Interview, and Resources.
We’ve put this resource list together to meet the needs of those who are learning and/or teaching from home during this time of social distancing. Some of these resources require a library card.
Making An Impact
Items Borrowed in 2022
Library Cards Issued in 2022
eResources Borrowed in 2022