The Huntington Beach Public Library & Cultural Center has been providing library and cultural services to the City of Huntington Beach since 1909.
The Huntington Beach Public Library & Cultural Center welcomes, empowers and enriches our community by providing innovative and traditional library services that inspire and encourage transformation and growth.
This summer, HBPL challenges people of all ages to read 20 minutes every day. Register for the challenge online to receive a free summer reading tote and button, then track your reading from June 19 through July 31 using our online tracker or a paper reading log (available online or at any HBPL branch). Complete the challenge by July 31 to receive a free book and a challenge winner button, featuring artwork from Oliver Jeffers and Herve Tullet!
Read 5 books in 6 weeks and be entered into a drawing for a Beach Parking Pass for the City of Huntington Beach!
Volunteers help organize, shelve and straighten books and media materials and perform routine shelf checks to ensure materials have been processed correctly. Knowledge of basic alphabetical and numerical filing.
Central Library-volunteers at the Central Library can shelve books, assist students in the Homework Club Program or Math Club, help coordinate children's events or become a STAR reader.
Oak View Branch-volunteers at Oak View can help with the Homework Club, Summer Reading Partners, shelving books or coordinating seasonal events.
Main Street Brach-volunteer opportunities vary throughout the year. Contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator for more information.
Volunteer Computer Coaches provide one-on-one assistance to library patrons in basic computer skills, internet use and printing. Our volunteer Computer Coaches assist patrons everyday, whether it's helping a patron establish an email account, a job seeker navigate an online application, format a resume or helping a computer user improve word-processing capabilities.
Volunteers are needed to help adults improve basic reading, writing and speaking skills. We offer literacy services at both Central and Oak View branch libraries. Prospective Literacy volunteers attend training workshops and after successfully completing the workshop, volunteers are matched with adult learners for weekly two hour tutoring sessions. Literacy tutors help adults improve literacy skills and reach important goals like performing better on the job, reading with children or helping with homework, becoming citizens, communicating with doctors and so much more.
Our library's newest program, the Makerspace, is a creative community workspace where people can learn and experiment with art, crafts and new media using technology and tools from sewing machines to 3D laser printers and much more. The Makerspace will expand our library's ability to support learning, inspire creativity and provide access and training to new technology for everyone in our community.
Huntington Beach Public Library's Veterans Resource Center can be the connection vets need for help. Our skilled volunteers can help veterans with finding employment, accessing health benefits, buying a home and other needs.
There are so many reasons to support our Huntington Beach Public Libraries. Join us today to help us continue to provide the needed support for our library and the vital role it serves in our community.
525 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
9281 Banning Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
15882 Graham St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
17251 Oak Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, California 92648, United States
Monday: 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
Wednesday: 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm