All Long Beach libraries are closed Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020 for the Thanksgiving holiday. All libraries are also closed on Saturday, November 28, 2020 due to city staffing furloughs. The LBPL To-Go locations will reopen on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

During this long weekend, be sure to check out our Digital resources, which include eBooks, magazines, movies, and much more! 



Starting Friday, October 2, 2020, all LBPL locations and services will be unavailable every other Friday until Sept. 30, 2021 due to city-wide staffing furloughs. Learn more about our service closures.



LBPL To-Go is available at the following libraries: Billie Jean King Main, Michelle Obama, Mark Twain, Los Altos, Harte, El Dorado, and Bay Shore. If you have items ready to pick up, make your appointment here.

LBPL To-Go provides safe access to physical library materials through limited walk-up and curbside pickup service. Outdoor book drops are open for returns. Learn more about LBPL To-Go.

LBPL To-Go

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What is LBPL To-Go?


LBPL To-Go is the library's contactless pick-up service for books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks that aligns with the State and County's Phase 2 reopening plan for libraries.  

How LBPL To-Go works:


Step 1: Place your items on hold

You can place items on hold online or by phone by calling any of the following seven libraries Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm:

  • BJK Main | 562-570-7500
  • Michelle Obama | 562-570-1047
  • Mark Twain |562-570-1046
  • Bay Shore | 562-570-1039
  • El Dorado | 562-570-3136
  • Los Altos | 562-570-1045
  • Harte | 562-570-1044

Select which of these locations you will pick up from.

Step 2: Wait for notification, then tell us when you can pick up items

When your hold is available, you’ll receive an email or phone call notification with a reminder to call the location to schedule your pick-up day or schedule it online. Item pick-up is Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-3pm at Bay Shore, Mark Twain, Los Altos, Harte, El Dorado, Michelle Obama, and BJK Main Libraries.

Step 3: Arrive at the library during your scheduled pick-up time

Call the number of the library when you arrive. Staff will tell you when to approach the pick-up table.

Step 4: Follow staff instructions and wait until your items are placed on the pick-up table.

The pick-up process will include no physical contact between staff and library patrons. Follow staff instructions and wait until your items are placed on the pick-up table and staff let you know you can approach.

Staff will check out your items and bring them out in a paper bag with your checkout receipt attached.


For your safety and the safety of others, please wear a face covering and stand at least 6 feet from others.

Book drops at all locations are open. You may return all library materials you have. We are not accepting donations at this time.

Have a question? Check out the LBPL To-Go FAQs or call us at (562) 570-7500.

Information about LBPL To-Go is available in alternative formats. Please call the library if you need more information.

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