Orem Public Library
City of Orem Library
The Orem Public Library is one of the most popular libraries in Utah. It houses more than 285,000 items in 62,939 square feet, including books, CD's, DVDs, and periodicals. More than 1.4 million items are checked out annually. This library also hosts the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and holds it own readings and performances. Orem built its current city complex with an adjacent library in 1969. Thanks to the donations of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and resident Karen Ashton, a children’s wing was added in 1995.
Orem City Public Library
Orem Public Library
58 North State Street (on the northeast corner of State and Center Streets)
Orem, Utah 84058
24-hr drive-through book and media drop - North side of the Library
Orem Library Hours:
- Mon - Friday: 9 AM - 9 PM
- Saturdays: 9 AM - 6 PM
- Closed on Sundays & Holidays
Orem Library Parking:
- East of the building with access from 100 North off State Street
- If the lot is full, there is additional parking further east
About Orem Public Library
Orem Library Statistics:
Materials Available for Check-out:
- Books, fiction and non-fiction, for readers of all ages
- Videos & DVDs, both entertainment and educational
- Electronic databases and Internet access
- Music on CDs and vinyl records
- Books on tape and books on CD
- Magazines and newspapers
- Sheet music
- Materials check out for three weeks with one three week renewal. Exceptions are new, high demand items: 2 week checkout, no renewal
- Music CDs: 2 week checkout, optional 2 week renewal
- DVDs/Videos: 1 week checkout, $1.00 fee
- DVDs/Videos with four or more discs: 2 week checkout, $.50 fee per disc, 1 week renewal
Orem Library Children's Mezzanine
The Children’s Collection is the largest in the State of Utah, with 97,000 children’s books, pamphlets, magazines and read-alongs. Librarian assisted Internet access is available in the Children’s reference area along with multi-media CD-ROM databases designed for children such as National Geographic Atlas.
Orem Public Library Storytelling Wing
Storytelling Wing at Orem Library
A wide variety of events are held in the Orem Library Storytelling wing. Everything from dances, to Halloween parties, to performances to, of course, story telling. The popularity of events and activities held in the Storytelling wing is a major factor to the construction of the Library Hall auditorium.
Orem Library Adults and Teens Section
The Adults/Teen Collection
Orem City Library Internet Lab
Orem Library MakerSpace & Studio
Many professional tools are available for "Do It Yourself" creators.
IN-HOUSE USE ITEMS:
Orem Library Makerspace Studio
Makerspace Studio Equipment:
Studio Cameras – Canon EOS M50, iPad, iPod Touch
Studio Microphones – MOVO VXR10 compact shotgun microphone, PowerDeWise lavalier microphone
Studio Lighting – GVM LS-P80S LED Light with Softbox, Litepanels 1×1 5600k-Flood LED lights with color gel filters
Glide Gear TMP50 teleprompter for iPad-app scrolling text
Julius Studio Light Reflector for video or photo lighting
Whisperroom sound booth with Samson G Track Pro studio microphone for single-user recording
Orem Library Hall
Orem Library Hall
The Library Hall is located to the west of the Orem Public Library and Orem City Center. It features three new venues for programs and events.
The Ashton Auditorium has a capacity of 500 people and houses film screenings, musical performances, author visits, and other large programs.
The Library Hall also has a meeting room, the Sorenson Legacy Room, with a capacity of 50 that accommodates workshops, meetings, and classes.
Finally, the doTERRA Lobby contains an art gallery and lobby space for interactive programs and informal gatherings. Courtesy of Orem Library
Orem Library doTERRA Lobby
Library Hall Lobby
The Library Hall features a new art gallery located in the doTERRA lobby. This gallery will showcase the work of local and national artists, as well as traveling shows and local contests. Currently, you must be attending a library program in order to enter the lobby and view the art gallery
Media & On-line Resources Through Orem Library
The Media Collection has over 13,000 videos, nearly 20,000 DVDs, and a growing Blu-Ray collection, including contemporary films, old-time favorites, PBS series, silent and foreign films, and instructional videos. Over 31,000 compact discs offer a wide array of music, sound effects, children’s literature, speeches, old-time radio programs, and a particularly exceptional collection of jazz. The very popular books on tape and CD provide abridged and unabridged readings of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, as well as classic literature. The Media Collection also includes CD-ROMS and sheet music.
Research from Home
Are you looking for a magazine article for school ? A place to practice for the ACT, GED, or GRE? Do you want to research your own family tree, download a book on CD, read a book online, or decide what fridge to buy next? Using databases that make many newspapers and magazines available online along with other tools purchased by the Orem Library or provided through a partnership with Utah's Pioneer Library, you can now access all of this for free online with just a Library Card and a PIN.
Orem Public Library Card
Storytelling at the Orem Public Library - Orem UT
To obtain an Orem Library card:
- Be 18 years old or at least 5 years old with a parent or legal guardian in attendance
- Reside in Orem or Provo (Nonresidents are required to pay a nonresident fee)
- Provide proof of current address
- If you don't have an Orem Library account and are a resident of Orem or Provo, you can obtain a Orem Public Library card.
Denise Martin - Orem Realtor