Santa Ana Main Library will close on June 20, 2024, for a two-year renovation project. Learn more here.

Main Library renovation set to begin June 20, 2024

Posted on June 11, 2024

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During the closure, library services will be expanded at other locations.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana is excited to announce the upcoming renovation of the Main Library, which is scheduled to begin on June 20, 2024. The Main Library will be open to the public until June 19, 2024, and is expected to reopen in spring 2026.

This ambitious project will transform the Library into a modern, dynamic space designed to better serve the community’s needs, while celebrating and restoring the building’s 1950s historic architectural features. The library project is largely paid for by Revive Santa Ana, the City’s federally funded pandemic recovery initiative.


This renovation underscores that libraries are about more than books by introducing dynamic spaces for learning, creativity, and community engagement. The Main Library will be reimagined with several new features and improvements, including:

  • A new interactive children’s learning area.
  • The creation of a Maker Lab on the 2nd floor, offering state-of-the-art equipment and resources for creativity and innovation.
  • A complete restoration of the Main Library’s iconic Italian marble façade.
  • A return to the building’s original design intention and layout, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.

To ensure continued access to library services during the renovation, the Newhope Branch Library will extend its hours by adding eight additional hours per week beginning June 24, 2024.

Additionally, library services and programs will be available at various community centers throughout Santa Ana, including Jerome, Roosevelt, Garfield and El Salvador community centers. The Knowledge Mobile will also be making regular stops throughout the community, offering books, resources, programs, and services to patrons.

Furthermore, Santa Ana will soon welcome a new library branch inside the Delhi Community Center, set to open in early 2025, and an innovative Outdoor Public Library, anticipated to debut in spring 2025.

For more information regarding library services during the renovation, please see our FAQs.

Stay updated on this and other upcoming library projects by visiting our website.

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