Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 375-5071
The Main Street Library Branch is located 5 blocks up from the H.B. pier at 525 Main Street.
|Tuesday||9 AM - 6 PM|
|Wednesday||9 AM - 6 PM|
|Thursday||9 AM - 6 PM|
|Friday||9 AM - 5 PM|
|Saturday||9 AM - 5 PM|
Used Book Sales
The volunteers at Main Street operate a used book store, which is open the same hours as the library branch. Donations of books are accepted and most welcome during library hours. Those who need assistance bringing in their donations are encouraged to call the library ahead of their arrival.
Computers & Internet
The Main Street Library Branch warmly welcomes individuals who would like to make a difference in their community by volunteering. Opportunities include shelving and straightening library materials, pulling requested books for holds, and various other projects as needed. Please contact the library for details.
The Main Street Library has just celebrated its 70th birthday. On Sunday, September 30, 1951, the new library building at 525 Main Street was dedicated by Mayor Vernon Langenbeck. The library was built at a cost of $140,000. Members of the Library Board at the time of the dedication were Pearl M. Jones, president, Berta Tovatt, J. K. McDonald, Edith Vavra, and G. H. Hasson, and the first librarian was Lylyan Mossinger. This library served as the main library from 1951 up until April 1975 when the Central Library was finished. The architectural firm of McLellan, MacDonald and Marcwith designed the Main Street Branch as part of the Civic Center. The 4,500 sq ft building resides on a 9,034 square feet lot. The Main St Branch was renovated in 2008 with the installation of new carpeting, tile flooring, and paint. Wireless Internet services (Wi-Fi) and an expanded computer lab were also added that year.
The Main Street Branch Library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior on April 16, 2013.
In November of 2019, the branch celebrated the installation of thirty new historical photos. This beautiful collection features many aspects of Huntington Beach's past, including the first libraries, early prominent figures and leaders, various City celebrations and buildings, the City's three piers, and the surfing culture of Surf City.