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March 15, 2020  ATTENTION: All OC Public Libraries locations are closed until further notice.

ATTENTION: All OC Public Libraries locations are closed until further notice.

To Our Patrons and Community: The health and wellness of our OC Public Libraries’ staff and customers is our main concern. Based on recommendations from the County of Orange and in concurrence with guidelines issued by the Governor of the state of California, all OC Public Library branches will be closed to limit the number of people in a public building and to help curtail further spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

In this interim time, although our doors may be closed, there are many ways you can still connect with our library services. OC Public Libraries’ robust digital services give library card holders 24/7 free access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, resources and more.

Friends of the Library Bookstores are all closed. Bookstores are not accepting donations at this time.

For official updates about the coronavirus visit the OC Health Care Agency website.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to resuming full library services as soon as we can. Thank you for being a patron of the OC Public Library system.

March 12, 2020  ALL PROGRAMS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICEEffective immediately, all library programs, classes and events are cancelled until further notice. This also includes any scheduled meetings being held in library community rooms.
These safety measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution and to be consistent with Countywide recommendations for social distancing and to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19.
May 18, 2020  Employee of the Month - May 2020


Glenda is an exemplary team player. She plans and conducts toddler and preschool storytimes at Cypress Library and is never too busy to answer a patron's question or questions. She will promote programs, go over the program calendar, explain databases, and electronic services and spend as much time with a patron as they need to feel that they have a good grasp of the Cypress library and all services OCPL offers. She routinely spends extra time with her families after storytimes and has built amazing rapport with her storytime families. Glenda is always thinking of ways to improve current programs or to introduce new programs. She is part of the team that is developing a new hands-on gardening program at Cypress Library utilizing the garden plots at the front entrance of the library. Glenda will always see the positive in any patron interaction, no matter how difficult or frustrating that interaction might be. She is empathetic and supportive of staff and patrons alike. She pairs this empathy with boundless humor and good nature.