Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries

welcomes you to its online home. The Friends is the primary support group for the three branches of the Orange County Public Library system located in Costa Mesa, California.


We provide funding for children’s programs as well as books and equipment not included in the County Library budget. Funding includes earnings from our bookstores as well as member dues and donations.

Mesa Verde Branch

2969 Mesa Verde Drive E Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 546-5274

Donald Dungan Branch

1855 Park Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92627| (949) 646-8845

Technology Branch

2263 Fairview Rd. Ste. A Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (714) 754-4431

Collectible Books

Looking to buy or donate collectible/rare books?
The Friends of the Costa Mesa Library Used Book Shop encourages you to buy and donate books that may have a collectible value. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Our collectibles pricing system ensures that The Costa Mesa Library obtains maximum value for these donations and that collectors can easily find titles they are seeking.

Friends Membership

become-a-friend Membership brings many rewards, including the knowledge and sense of fulfillment that comes with supporting an important and vital community resource — our Costa Mesa public libraries

· As a member of the Friends, your voice will be heard on library issues – and together our voices become louder as our membership grows. Click Here To Join

Our Vision

To intensify Community Use and Awareness of Libraries

To Sponsor Community Cultural Programs

Communicate Community needs to the Libraries

Create Public Support to Expand Library Programs

Encourage gifts, Endowments, and Library Memorials

Financially assist needed Library purchases



President – Bob Ooten

VP Membership – Donna Stapleton

VP Programs – Katie Crawford

Secretary – Judith Lamb

Treasurer -Branka Hubbard

Mesa Verde Bookstore manager – Bob Ooten

Dungan Bookstore manager – Mary Ellen Goddard

None – Purchaser

Newsletter Editor and PR — Scarlett Finney

Mesa Verde Bookstore Liaison Michele —  Jett

Book Sale manager – Mary Ellen Goddard.

Volunteer Coordinator – Marylouise Awana

Public relations chair – Scarlett Finey