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Santa Ana Main Library will extend hours in 2023

Posted on November 23, 2022


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The Santa Ana Public Library will be expanding the Main Library’s hours beginning Jan. 9, 2023, creating a more consistent schedule and adding eight more hours of service per week. The Main Library’s new hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Library Services Agency is focused on providing inclusive and equitable access to programs, books, technology and more. The expansion of hours will better meet the needs of the community, while offering greater flexibility for Santa Ana residents to visit and enjoy their local public library.

In addition to traditional book checkouts, the Main Library offers many other services including:

  • Chromebooks with built-in wireless internet for checkout
  • The Library of Things, where visitors can check out items like digital cameras and video games
  • Technology and digital literacy education programs
  • Free talks by published authors and other special events
  • And many other resources

The Main Library also opened the Play and Learn Children’s Patio earlier this year as the first step of a major renovation to create a modern and interactive learning ecosystem.

The Newhope Library branch at 122 N. Newhope St. is open noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday but will change its weekend hours to coincide with the Main Library’s. Their new hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday beginning Jan. 9, 2023.

The Santa Ana Public Library serves approximately 200,000 patrons annually and has 400,000 books, magazines, computers, mobile hotspots, and other materials and resources. For more information about the library’s services, visit https://www.santa-ana.org/library.

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