Literacy Centers

READ/Orange County has Literacy Centers located in eight OC Public Libraries branches.  These centers provide specialized collections of materials for our tutors and learners.  The collections are for the use of tutors and learners and are not part of the cataloged collections at the branches.  These materials may be checked out using the honor system.  Please return all materials to their proper place when you are finished with them. All of these materials are the property of OC Public Libraries and we ask that you do not write in them.

In addition to the centers, there are literacy books available for check out with your library card in fourteen branches of OC Public Libraries.  Ask the library staff where the READ/Orange County Collections are located.

ALISO VIEJO BRANCH LIBRARY                                                            949/360-1730

1 Journey, corner of Pacific Park Dr. and Journey, one block west of Aliso Creek Road

Materials are located in a room to the left of the Reference Desk. This room is kept locked.    Please check at the Reference Desk to sign in, reserve the room, and/or get the key. Please show your READ I.D. card.

ANAHEIM PUBLIC LIBRARY                                                                    714/566-3070

500 West Broadway, near Harbor

Call READ to arrange tutoring space.  There are four libraries within this city for your use – Central, Canyon Hills, Euclid, and Sunkist.

BREA COMMUNITY CENTER                                                                   714/990-7776

695 Madison Way, across from the Brea Library and mall at the corner of Randolph and Birch

Available hours: Mon. & Wed. 9-9, Tues. & Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-2.  Call Judy Compos and notify her that you are a tutor with READ and the date and time you would like to tutor there.  Reserve your space each week with the receptionist at 990-7150.  Sign in and out in the white READ binder located on the shelf behind the receptionist’s desk.  Notify Judy on any changes immediately.   

DANA POINT BRANCH LIBRARY                                                              949/496-5517

33841 Niguel Road at PCH

READ/Orange County materials are located on the same wall as the magazines.  There is a community room that may be reserved in advance with the reference librarian. 

FOOTHILL RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY                                                     949/855-8072

27003 Cabriole, off Bake just north of Portolo                                   

The sign-in book is located in the circulation workroom.  If you enter the workroom form the library, it would be on the table against the back wall.

GARDEN GROVE REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY                                      714/530-0718

11200 Stanford Avenue, at the corner of Euclid and Stanford

Materials are located downstairs through the magazine racks, in a room at the back left-hand corner.  This room is kept locked.  There are three study carrels in the room available for your use. Get the key and sign in reserve your space in the center at the reference desk.


IRVINE KATIE WHEELER BRANCH LIBRARY                                            714/669-8753

13109 Old Myford Rd., at Irvine Bl, near Jamboree Rd.

The sign-in book is at the Information Desk. Request the key to the Literacy Center from Library Staff.  The Literacy Center is located downstairs between the staircase and the elevator.

LADERA RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY                                                         949/234-5940

29551 Sienna Parkway, south of Windmill Ave.

The sign-in sheet and the keys to the literacy center are at the circulation desk.

LA HABRA BRANCH LIBRARY                                                                  714/526-7728  or  562/694-2958

211 E. La Habra Blvd., between Euclid and Harbor

Materials are located in a room at the north end of the building, at the back of the Community Room near the Friend’s Bookstore.  This room is kept locked.  There are two carrels available for your use.  Please check at the Reference Desk to sign in, reserve your space, and get the keys before tutoring.

LAGUNA NIGUEL BRANCH LIBRARY                                                         949/249-5261

30341 Crown Valley parkway, just south of Alicia Parkway

Materials are located in the staff supply room adjacent to the circulation desk.  Please check with staff before using the materials and to sign in the book.  There are alcoves located along the north wall of the library for your use.

NEWHOPE BRANCH, Santa Ana Library                                                    714/554-3455

112 N. Newhope St., Santa Ana, at 1st Street

Materials are located in a cabinet next to a corner work area in the Community Room.  This room is kept locked.  Please check with the staff at the Circulation Desk for access.  There is space for tutoring and a computer for tutor/learner use in the center.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA BRANCH LIBRARY                                       949/459-6098

30902 La Promesa, on the corner of La Promesa and Antonio

Materials are available in the staff room.  Please check with staff at the Circulation Desk before proceeding to the materials.  There are tables throughout the library and on the patio available for your use.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO BRANCH LIBRARY                                               949/493-4984

31495 El Camino Real, across from the Mission Church

Materials are located in the alcoves along the west wall in three filing cabinets.  These cabinets are to be kept locked. Please check at the Reference Desk to sign-in, reserve your space, and/or get the keys for the file cabinets before tutoring in the alcoves.

TUSTIN BRANCH LIBRARY                                                                         714/544-8936

345 E. Main Street, 1 block east of Newport Blvd.

Materials are located in a locked cabinet to the left of the Reference/Information Desk.  There is a carrel for your use next to the cabinet.  Please check at the Reference Desk to sign-in, reserve the carrel, and/or get the key for the cabinet.

WESTMINSTER BRANCH LIBRARY                                                              714/898-8696

8180 13th Street, 1 block east of Beach Blvd.

Materials are located in a room off the Children’s section and next to the Community room.  There are four carrels available for your use.  This room is kept locked.  Please check at the Reference Desk to sign-in, reserve the carrel, and/or get the key.


YORBA LINDA LIBRARY                                                                               714/777-2873

18181 Imperial Highway, 2 blocks north of Yorba Linda Blvd.

There are two rooms available.  Please call the Reference Desk and select Adult Services.  If you mention that you are a literacy tutor you can reserve the room for tutoring sessions.  The library is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The library is closed Sundays and holidays.