Main Library Closed Temporarily

Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. LB, is closed to the public beginning January 19, 2019, in preparation for our move to the new library. The staff of the Main Library looks forward to serving you in our new location in the summer of 2019. During this closure, we invite you to visit one of our other 11 locations.

During the closure, library books still may be dropped off at the Main Library collection box, and in person at any branch library.

The new Main Library will be a state-of-the-art facility, offering expanded services in the Family Learning Center and Information Center for People with Disabilities, as well as an art studio and expanded early literacy area in the children’s library. There will be more public computers with a variety of software, four study rooms with collaborative tools and software, and two large public meeting rooms.

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is currently conducting a New Main Campaign. The Campaign’s $3 million goal is to support programs and enhancements at the new Main Library, the central base of the Long Beach Public Library system which serves approximately 1 million visitors each year. The new Main Library is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019.

All supporters who donate $25 or more to the campaign in the first year of the new library’s operation will be recognized as New Main Campaign Founding Donors.