Grab & Go (No Reservations)

The Yorba Linda Public Library is open for Grab & Go service including holds pick-up, browsing library materials, and self-service computer use. Seating and study rooms will be phased in at a later date per California State Guidelines. 


Monday – Thursday ……….. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday ………………9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday …………………………………………….. Closed

Know Before You Go

Face masks are required for both staff and the public entering the Library. Face masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn while inside the facility.

Stay home if you have a fever of 100 degrees or higher, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been exposed to the virus. If an individual exhibits symptoms of COVID such as coughing, fever, or other signs of illness, they will be asked to leave the library and be provided with alternative methods of service.
Be mindful of social distancing protocols while visiting the facility and maintain a minimum 6 ft. distance with those outside of your household.

In-person services are limited to the browsing of materials. Other services such as seating and study room use are unavailable at this time.

What’s available?

Computer Use
Computer use is available on a first come first serve basis for up to one hour of use per day with a valid Yorba Linda Public Library card. Printing services will be available. Printing costs are $0.15 per black and white page or $0.50 per color page. The printer accepts $1 and $5 bills as well as change (quarters, dimes, and nickels). For the safety of our staff and patrons and adherence to social distancing protocols, computer assistance will not be available. Computer use is self-help access.

Place Holds & Pick-Up with Contactless Check Out
Requests may be placed through the library’s online catalog. A total of 15 items per library card may be placed on request. It may take up to one business day before items are available for pick-up. Items will be held for 5 business days. Please check your online account to see if items are ready for pick-up. Holds are held along the north wall of the library’s lobby in alphabetical order by account holder’s last name. While visiting the library, enjoy contactless check-out with easy-to-use self-checkout machines.

Return Materials
Library book drops are now open. Please return materials to the outside book drops. Due to safe handling recommendations from the California State Library, all materials will be held for at least 3 days before being checked in. During this time, fines will not be incurred.

More FAQ

How do I get a library card?
Library card applications are available to current California residents. To get a library card, fill out the online form.

What services are available?
Grab & Go Service is now available. This includes the ability to obtain library cards, pick-up holds, browse the collection, check out new materials, get reference help, and self-service computer use. Other services including the use of study rooms and seating will be phased in at a later point in accordance with State COVID-19 guidelines.

What are you doing to ensure the safety of patrons and staff?
In addition to State and County health guidelines, all returned items will be quarantined for at least 3 business days as a part of California State Library recommendations. 

All staff members are required to wear a face mask and are practicing physical distancing from other staff members and members of the public.

Patrons entering the library are required to wear a face covering which covers the mouth and nose, as required by State guidelines for all public buildings.

Reduced building capacity, as recommended by State guidelines, is also in place for maximum social distancing.

Do you have any programs scheduled?
At this time, all in-person library events have been suspended. However, please visit our website for virtual programs and services.

What are your hours?
Monday – Thursday ………… 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday ………………9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday ………………………………………………………… Closed

Will I be charged for fines at this time?
During this time, fines for overdue materials have been suspended.

I returned items to the book drops, but they are still on my account. Why haven’t they been checked in yet?

To ensure the safety of our staff and patrons, all returned library materials will remain on your record for at least 3 business days as a part of a quarantine period. Please allow at least a week for returned items to be cleared from your account. During this time, fines will not be incurred.

How many items can I check out?
You may have up to 50 items out on your library card. For a list of limits per type of collection, please visit our website.