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Public Wi-Fi Expansion

For the past several years, the City has offered free public wi-fi at City Hall, the Long Beach Airport and some libraries. New wi-fi initiatives are greatly increasing free wi-fi locations across the City.


Wi-Fi in LibrariesWiFi in Libraries

Recently, TI and Library Services worked together to upgrade the Wi-Fi capabilities at the City's libraries to enable library users to use their own devices to access online library resources, search the internet, connect with family and friends via social media, access government news and resources, download e-books, audiobooks, and music. The only requirement to access this wealth of information is a Long Beach Public Library card.

The expanded Wi-Fi service with more bandwidth, at a lower cost, is part of a network upgrade at the Main Library and all the neighborhood libraries. It was enabled by the City applying for and receiving special e-Rate funding.

Technology & Innovation and Library Services worked together to upgrade the technology that enables library users to use their own devices to access online library resources, search the Internet, connect with family and friends via social media, access government news and resources and download e-books, audiobooks and music. The only requirement to access this wealth of information is a Long Beach Public Library card.

The expanded Wi-Fi service with more bandwidth, at a lower cost, is part of a network upgrade at the Main Library and all the neighborhood libraries. It was enabled by the City applying for and receiving e-Rate funding, resulting in a net savings of $95,000 per year.

View the locations of libraries with wi-fi.


Wi-Fi in Parks

WiFi in ParksOver the past couple of years, TI has installed free public Wi-Fi capability in City parks. We have now completed installations in parks at Belmont, Bixby, Caseser Chavez, Deforest, Drake, El Dorado, Houghton, King, Leeway Sailing and Aquatics Center, MacArthur, McBride, Orizaba, Ramona, Recreation Park Community Center, Scherer, Senior Center, Silverado, Silverado Pool, Stearns, Veterans, Wardlow, and Whaley.