Yorba Linda Public Library Relocates


The Yorba Linda Public Library was relocated because its building has become old and worn out.


The current facility was on Lakeview Avenue, but the previous location was Imperial Highway. According to newylpl.com, the old facility was  “…showing signs of age and heavy use.” 


Moreover, the building is undersized and won’t be able “to meet the current and future needs of the growing community” (newylpl.com). Yorba Linda Public Library is one of the busiest libraries in Orange County, having an average of over 1,100 visitors per day.  As reported by newylpl.com, “there is high demand for more parking, lighting, seating and study space, shelving, computers, electrical outlets, quiet areas, event space, and restroom facilities.” The library became worn out and needed something more effective than a renovation. 


The ocregister.com expects the total cost for the whole project to be $53 million. In addition, they reported that the library, “…is funded by $25 million in library reserves, $16 million in future revenue bonds, the city’s general fund and proceeds from a land sale to home developers.”


The new Yorba Linda Public Library re-opened on November 30, 2020, while the old one on Imperial Highway has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic. In addition, ocregister.com explains that the old building was demolished and turned into an In-N-Out burger restaurant.


As stated in ocregister.com, the library will provide areas including a “storytime” theater and study rooms that people of all ages can use. Furthermore, inside lies a cultural arts center that has an art gallery, a black box performance theater, and a music and dance studio.

“Mission Statement: Yorba Linda Public Library: Inspiration, Connection, Community Building” (ylpl.org).