Orange Public Library preserves local history and provides equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs, and technology. Orange Public Library was founded in 1885, making it one of the oldest public libraries in Orange County. Postmaster Robert E. Tener donated his collection of about 300 books and ran the library as a private organization, using dues from the members to build and maintain the collection. The library itself was housed in the Post Office Building on South Glassell. It remained a private organization until 1894 when it was turned over to the city. In 1905, the collection needed a new building and was granted a Carnegie building to house the library on the corner of Center and Chapman. They believe in the freedom to read, learn, and discover.
Thu-Sat: 10am - 6pm