Visit the History Center

The History Center is open for walk-in assistance Monday through Thursday from 2:00 to 4:45 p.m. Drop in to conduct historical research or view artifacts on display from the Local History Collection. No appointments are necessary.  

If you have general questions about the History Center, please call the Adult Reference Desk at (714) 288-2410. Our historical Digital Collection consisting of photographs, local city directories and newspapers, and oral histories is available 24/7.

Research and Digital Image Requests

The Library offers fee-based research services for obituary requests and extensive research on subjects related to the City of Orange. Please fill out a Research Request for this service.

Historical photographs in our Digital Collection may be available for personal or commercial use. Order digital copies by filling out a Digital Image Request and a Permission Form. Please plan for a minimum turnaround time of one week.

Send all completed forms to our History Team at or call (714) 288-2465 for more information. Library staff will respond within 3 business days. 

Local History Department