Due to shortage of staff, the Santa Ana History Room will be closed between October 24th, 2016 to October 30th, 2016. If you need to access the history room during this period, please make an appointment. Normal hours will resume October 31st, 2016.

Mission Statement

The Santa Ana History Room is committed to fostering an interest in local history by collecting, preserving and making available materials of enduring historical value relating to the development of the City of Santa Ana and Orange County.


Online Exhibits

eLibrary Access

See how the City of Santa Ana grew from a small town to a bustling city.

Digital Collection


See the people, places and moments that make-up Santa Ana in our historical photographs collection..

contact info


Have questions, concerns or comments? Let us know!

Make appointments for the history room

SAhr Collections


Come see what is available in the Santa Ana History Room.


research help

Online Databases

Let us help you find what you are looking for


Tech Desk

We are always interested in donations. Photos, books, maps and documents, everything is welcome.