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Huntington Beach Public Library Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, California  (714)   842-4481


The Huntington Beach Public Library system includes several branch libraries, plus a main library located at Huntington Central Park. This flagship library and its satellites are not part of the Orange County Library system that some cities subscribe to and participate in. Rather, it is an independently run library system recognized for its facilities, archives, search system and user-friendly environment..


Of note is one of the most active, educational and entertaining children's programs on the West Coast. Huntington Beach includes a highly-educated audience of residents mixed with some who do not read or speak English well. The library offers training to volunteers who teach reading classes at the library.


The Central Library includes a children's wing, stacks of books, journals area, newspaper archives, genealogy section, computer and media center, resource section, cafe and coffee kiosk, quiet rooms for study, art gallery, book sales section, performing arts theater, several meeting rooms and fountains that are part of the architectural elements and design. There's also a gift shop with books, cards, toys, jewelry, ceramics and more.

Famous Los Angeles architect team that included Dion Neutra were initial designers of this fabulous Central Library complex. The entrance to the library includes a drive-around circle for book drop off and a long fountain and reflecting pool running adjacent to the entryway.


The library is open daily for public use. Huntington Beach residents with proof of ID are issued a library card for free and can check out books, tapes and media (media is fee-based usually). Non-residents are charged a fee for a library card, but are allowed to enter the library and read books on site or rent facilities space.


For more information about the public library system in Huntington Beach, California, visit the official Huntington Beach Public Library website at