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.

LBPL Updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Keeping You Safe is Our Priority

As a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with the CDC, WHO, and State of California’s recommendations on social distancing, effective Sunday, March 15, 2020 all Long Beach Public Library locations will be closed. All programs and meeting room use have been suspended through April 30, 2020.

During this time, LBPL is relaxing its borrowing policy. All late fees will be suspended and due dates extended during this period. Patron holds for items are also suspended. Outdoor book drops are closed at all LBPL locations and will remain closed through April 30. Please do not attempt to return checked out items to closed library locations. All library materials currently checked out with a due date between March 14 - April 30, 2020 will be due on May 1, 2020, allowing patrons more time to enjoy the items they have already borrowed. 

Library patrons are encouraged to make use of LBPL’s vast collection of digital resources available 24/7. E-books and e-audiobooks for children and adults, magazines, music, and movies are available for free streaming and download. Students can also access free online tutoring and learning resources. Most resources are accessible using your LBPL library card number and PIN. Library staff are available to provide assistance through telephone reference at 562-570-7500, Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued support and understanding. We are actively monitoring information about COVID-19 so that we can respond as needed as the situation develops.

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