We are currently experiencing an issue with our Library Catalog that is preventing patrons from logging into library accounts and some of the resources in our Digital Library. We apologize for this inconvenience and we thank you for your patience while we work to restore access as soon as possible.

All Long Beach Public Library locations are currently closed until further notice in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
Outdoor book drops are also closed at this time. Learn more.


For more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19),
visit Long Beach Health and Human Services.

Research Your Family History From Home

ancestry library edition

In an effort to make as many of our digital resources available to patrons during this time, the library is happy to announce that until June 30th all Long Beach Public Library Card holders, including those with a temporary library card, will have access to Ancestry Library Edition from home.

Ancestry Library Edition is a great place to start researching your family history. With it you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Get started in just 3 easy steps:

  1. Log into your library account with your library card number and pin.Library Account Login Page
  2. Click the Ancestry link in the bottom right corner.Library Account Home Page
  3. Click 'Begin Searching' to begin your research.Ancestry Library Edition Home Page


Want some help with your research? Check out these tips and tricks from Ancestry.