The central location for the Newport Beach Library is at 1000 Avocado in Newport Beach. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. Ancestry.com may be accessed for FREE at the library and, if you have a library card (available FREE to anyone living in California), you can access Heritage Quest from home by logging on to the website: www.newportbeachlibrary.org and putting in your library card number and password. If one is visiting from outside California, one may apply for a computer use only in the library card.
The materials that would be of interest to genealogists and family historians reside on the second floor. These are at the far rear of the stacks and include some beginning genealogy books, some heraldry and lineage books (eg. Burke’s American Families with British Ancestry) as well as the following: reference books, compiled biographies from 1940 to 2008, gazetteers and county books, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the American National Biography, the Dictionary of American Biography, Genealogies in the Library of Congress, Burke’s Irish Records, Irish Pedigrees, The Scottish Clans and Their Tartans, German-American Names, Welsh Family History, and Hispanic Surnames plus others.