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.

Research Requests + Appointments

If you are interested in receiving specialized research assistance, including:

    • Microfilm Requests
    • Obituary Requests
    • Address Research
    • Historical Photo Reproductions
    • Genealogy Research
    • Or to book an appointment to access our Special Collections


Please fill out the form below with the details of your needs. Requests will be reviewed by a Librarian who will contact you directly with more information.


Library Services fees may apply. See a complete list of Library Services fees and charges. A Library staff member will contact you before conducting any research that requires service charges. 




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