Whether you visit in person or virtually, the library can help you access the resources and services you need. Libraries have been adapting to our changing world by expanding their resources and services. Through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves. 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝟏𝟎𝐭𝐡–the perfect time to visit your library’s website: www.santa-ana.org/library or www.ilovelibraries.org to learn more.
Beginning April 9, 2021, the Newhope Public Library will be reopening to the public with expanded hours Monday-Friday from 10 am-6 pm. Newhope Library has been busy receiving various upgrades and improvements that youth and residents of all ages will be sure to enjoy. These upgrades include:

  • An improved collection with age appropriate content for children and young adults.
  • New library furniture featuring designs and colors that are fun and attractive for children and youth.
  • A media lab featuring cutting edge technology for youth activities and STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, mathematics) based programming.

Library Services During COVID-19
  • Limited building occupancy.
  • Grab and go services, including browsing the collection, checking out materials, and picking up holds.
  • Public computers with Internet access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Printing, copying, and scanning.
  • First come, first served walk-up service, and computer appointments are available.
Are you looking for books to read but don’t know where to start? Check out the Library’s Bundles of Joy service, a specially curated collection of books and media that will surely spark your interests. Each bundle is carefully selected based on the reader’s interests, reading level, grade, topic, or type of materials. Request a bundle today!

In collaboration with the City IT department, the Santa Ana Public Library will launch the outdoor Express Computer Center at the Main Library on April 9, 2021. The Express Computer Center will offer the following services free of charge for Santa Ana library cardholders: Computer access, printing, scanning, and copying service. For additional information, please contact the Main Library at 714-647-5250.
Marvel at the beauty and legacy of our beloved institution! Test your knowledge of the historic Santa Ana Public Library by taking our trivia quiz!
Take your mind off stressors with a take-and-make craft! This Earth Day, upcycle a bottle from home by making a sensory bottle. Sensory bottles are a fun and helpful tool to increase focus and regulate emotions. This is an all-ages program and that is highly recommended for neuro-diverse youth. No registration is required. Take-ad-make kits are available from April 19th-23rd, 2021 while supplies last.
Join the Santa Ana Public Library on April 22 and celebrate Earth Day and National Arbor Day! Enjoy a fun filled time with stories, songs, and rhymes. Learn the importance of taking care of our planet so that it can take care of us.
The City of Santa Ana’s Public Works Agency, in collaboration with West Coast Arborists, Inc, will be handing out Fern Pine seedlings as part of the festivities. The City of Santa Ana is proud to announce that it has been named Tree City USA for 22 consecutive years by The Arbor Day Foundation for its dedication in maintaining the City’s urban forest of over 50,000 street trees. For more information about the City of Santa Ana tree program, visit www.santa-ana.org/green/tree-program-tree-city-usa.

No registration required. Seedlings will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis during curbside pickup hours, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. at the Main Library while supplies last.

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Let’s celebrate Earth Day’s birthday with a Grab and Grow: Plant a Garden! Register online for your very own kit which included seeds, a planter, and soil. Registration begins April 5, 2021. Call us at 714-647-5264 or Register Here
Limited kits are available so reserve your Grab and Grow Kit now before they are all gone!! 
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Santa Ana Public Library is proud to present an exclusive live virtual reading from acclaimed Los Angeles based poet, Yesika Salgado. Featured on NPR, Univision, the LA Times and much more, Salgado has become infamous for her messages of body positivity, the Latinx experience, love, and heartbreak. 

Join us on Zoom for readings from her widely praised trilogy of poetry as well as a Q&A! Register here.
In honor of National Poetry Month, Rocking and Remembering will dedicate the month of April to the lyrical prowess of rock poets from the 1960s. With words that brought color and consciousness via song, they addressed the troubled spirit of America, seeking new paths for one people and nation.

Request the Rocking and Remembering Kit for more exploration into an era of iconic tunes. Limited kits are available. Call 714-647-5264 to reserve your very own kit today. Register now!
Join us for an enchanted day to celebrate children, families, and reading! This virtual event will include a storytime, interactive activities, and an appearance by a special guest! Premiered LIVE on the City of Santa Ana’s YouTube Channel.
Children and families are invited to pick up a Día Celebration Kit, this kit will include items to be used during the event and a ticket for exciting opportunity drawings! Kits will be distributed from April 22-28 on a first-come first-serve basis during curbside pickup hours, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Main and Newhope Library while supplies last. 

For more information about curbside library services, visit Curbside Pickup.
Flowers are blooming and birds are chirping. It is springtime! Join us for Springtime Storytimes with Little Rabbit. Enjoy fun stories, songs, and interactive activities. Guaranteed to be a fun and educational experience! The video will be available on the City of Santa Ana’s YouTube Channel, from April 2 through April 16! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and subscribe to our channel to stay up to date with our latest videos.

For more information about library programs and events, visit Virtual Programming.
Digital Collection

Enjoy newly added eBooks and audiobooks for free through Santa Ana Public Library!

Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Now available at Santa Ana Public Library!
JobNow & VetNow

Free live online assistance for job seekers, veterans, and their families!


Need articles for a research project? ProQuest provides a single source for scholarly journals, papers, reports, digitized primary sources along with thousands of quality e-books.
RB Digital

Rbdigital allows you to borrow eMagazines and watch eStreaming videos on your tablet and computer. Just create an account and start enjoying magazines and videos for FREE.
Universal Class

Universal Class offers more than 500 online courses in more than 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). It includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners.
eLibrary Card

Don’t have an e-library card? Sign-up for an eLibrary card to access books, materials and hotspots.
Curbside Pickup

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Enjoy access to The New York Times when logging into the news website while at the Santa Ana Public Library. For readers at home, enjoy free access for 24 hours on us!
Other Services
Starting Monday, March 1st, 2021, every Monday and Wednesday, the Friends of The Library (FOSAPL) will be setting up a free book cart accessible to the public who visit the library for curbside pickup. Each book on the cart will include a voucher for an additional free book from the FOSAPL bookstore once the Library re-opens. Para obtener más información, por favor llame. Để biết thêm chi tiết, xin vui lòng gọi cho chúng tôi.
The Library is offering online tutoring services for K-12th grade students. Tutoring will be provided through ZOOM and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required to receive further instructions to participate in online tutoring. Join us! Registration Required: tinyurl.com/SAPLOnlineTutoring

Regístre su(s) estudiante(s) aquí para recibir una confirmación por correo electrónico con instrucciones para participar en la tutoría en línea.
Santa Ana youth can now borrow safe, filtered Wi-Fi hotspots from both Main and Newhope Libraries for three weeks!
Visit the Library’s website at Library Services Virtual Programming and eLibrary Services for more information and instructions on how to access and participate in these programs.
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