All LBPL locations and services are unavailable every other Friday (Oct. 2, 2020 - Sept. 17, 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.

The Latest Library News

e-Magazines Now on OverDrive and Libby!



Our digital magazines are moving from RBDigital to OverDrive and we have added over 3000 new titles! All free, all the time! Download the Libby app or go to our OverDrive page and start reading now!

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Online Book Club



Join our Online Book Club! You can participate in this community-wide book club from the comfort of your own home and around your busy schedule.

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We are improving our system for how you read, listen to, check out, and reserve eBook and eAudiobook titles. We are happy to say that the transfer from Cloud Library to OverDrive was much faster than expected. You can now find the eBooks and eAudiobooks from Cloud Library in ouOverDrive platform and Libby app. 

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Printing To-Go


Long Beach Public Library is now offering free printing pick up services for 10 pages or less!

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Service Closures

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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. 

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The yearly In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club is back!


The annual Cover to Cover club is back! Find out how kids can read books to earn a free burger from In-N-Out!

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¡Vida Latina!


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month heritage with the Long Beach Public Library! 

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Thousands Of Free Comics And Graphic Novels for Californians!


 LBPL is excited to announce the availability of more than 4,000 comics, graphic novels, and children’s materials as part of the Virtual Library Comic Convention.

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Long Beach Public Library is pleased to announce that limited pick up of books at Billie Jean King Main Library, Michelle Obama, Mark Twain, Harte, Los Altos, El Dorado, and Bay Shore Neighborhood Libraries, is now available!

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Adventures from Afar

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Feeling stuck? Travel to far off lands and worlds from the comfort, and safety, of home.

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LBPL Updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


All Long Beach Public Library locations are currently closed until further notice in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). As of June 23, 2020 Outdoor book drops are now open. 

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We're Bringing the Library to You


Read the latest installment of our Library Newsletter.

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Learn with Udemy


Have you been wanting to take some classes to learn new skills or polish up your resume? Now you can learn with Udemy!

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Sign Up for a Library Card

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Find out how to sign up for a library card from home!

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Watch Movies for Free!


Did you know you can stream movies for free with your library card? With Kanopy you can watch acclaimed movies, documentaries, and even movies and television shows for kids! 

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Research Your Family History From Home

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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 will have access to Ancestry Library Edition from home.

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How to Use the Long Beach Public Library from Home

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With an LBPL card and an internet connection, you have access to a variety of free online resources through the LBPL Digital Library.

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Long Beach Announces First Youth Poet Laureate Contest


We're looking for teen poets who want to use their poetry to make a difference in the community! Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2020.

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Writers' Workshop @ Los Altos Neighborhood Library


The Writers' Workshop meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:30 – 6:00PM. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome to attend with no registration necessary. 

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LBPL Will No Longer Offer as of 12/31/19


We expect to bring on new online learning platforms in early 2020 and recommend exploring our current course offerings through Gale Courses.

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Teen Café @ Dana Neighborhood Library


The Dana Neighborhood Library is the proud recipient of a Pitch-an-Idea Mini Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand programs for the energetic, thriving, and diverse teen population in Long Beach.

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Improving Your Digital Book Experience: Moving from Axis360 to OverDrive


Beginning December 13, 2019 Children's eBooks and eAudiobooks will be moving from Axis360 to OverDrive.

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Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library


Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

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Happy Birthday Burnett Neighborhood Library


We're celebrating 109 years of service in the neighborhood and 50 years in the current Burnett Neighborhood Library building.

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Get a $10 Gift Card for sharing your input!


Join the City Auditor’s Office for a Community Conversation on Library Services.

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Change to Sunday Hours


Beginning November 3, extended library hours will be changing.

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College Readiness Fair 2019


Join us Saturday, October 19 at the Billie Jean King Main Library.

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LB Reads Adult Literacy Services

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Find out how to enroll as a learner or volunteer at the library as an LB Reads adult literacy tutor.

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Latino Heritage Month @ LBPL

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Join us in celebrating Latino Heritage through an exciting schedule of programs which reflect the stories, art, language and diversity of Latin Americans and Latinos living in the United States.

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Back to School @ LBPL

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Get ready to go back to school at the Family Learning Center at Bret Harte Neighborhood Library.

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All LBPL libraries will be closed on Friday, August 23

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Neighborhood Libraries will reopen on Saturday, August 24.

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Computer Help @ LBPL

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Need computer help?  The Michelle Obama Library offers one-on-one appointments for all of your computer questions.

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Celebrating 20 Years of LBPL's Family Learning Centers


Long Beach Public Library's first Family Learning Center opened at the Burnett Neighborhood Library in 1999.

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Make.Create.Design. 2019 @ LBPL


Teens ages 12-19 are invited to join The Studio to explore technology from the past, present, and future in our hands-on workshops Tick Tock and You Don’t Stop.

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Main Library's Book Collection is Moving!


During the move, books from Main Library will be unavailable. Holds placed for books may take several weeks to be fulfilled.

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Community Gardens @ LBPL

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Visit the open-harvest, community garden at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library⁠—everyone is welcome to help care for, plant, and harvest from. 

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LBPL's Streaming + Downloadable Music Collection

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Access Freegal Music with your Long Beach Public Library card.

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Introducing LB Reads

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LB Reads is a new literacy tutoring program for English speaking adults, launching this June at LBPL. 

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Meet Libby — an App for eBooks + eAudio


Meet Libby, a free app from Overdrive for easy access to eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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Preserve Your Family Photos @ LBPL

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Learn how to digitize and save your family photos through the Preserving Community Heritage Project at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library.

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