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Press Release


SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 9, 2020) – OC Public Libraries is pleased to announce that library book drops will reopen beginning today. This is the first step in reopening for OC Public Libraries as it continues to follow State and County guidelines. The book drops were previously closed to protect the health and wellness of staff and patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Library users who currently have library books checked out will be able to return their materials to the OC Public Libraries branch of their choice with the exception of Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library. Book drops at Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library will reopen on June 20, 2020. All overdue fines will be waived, and current material due dates have been extended to July 1, 2020. Contactless curbside pick-up services will be the next step. OC Public Libraries continues to provide a wide variety of virtual programs, including Virtual Storytimes, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) crafting projects, food literacy demonstrations, teen gaming, fun activities, and more. These can all be accessed at virtualprograms. Additionally, the library has curated a dynamic list of resources that can be used for at-home learning for all ages available at Book donations are not being accepted at any library location until further notice. For more information about OC Public Libraries and updates on service expansion, visit 


David Lopez

Public Information Officer | OC Public Libraries