Beginning Monday, August 28, 2023, the Alamitos, Harte, and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries will offer an additional day of service on Mondays.

As of Monday, August 14, the Bay Shore Neighborhood Library will temporarily close for a scheduled renovation. All services at Bay Shore, including book drops, will be unavailable.

LBPL Now Offers Coursera and Skillshare


For the month of November, we’re showcasing the latest additions to the Digital Library: Coursera and Skillshare. Funded by the State and administered by the California State Library, Coursera and Skillshare are a part of Career Pathways, a collection of online learning platforms to help you prepare for entering the workforce or getting a better job!


Coursera is your place for flexible, job and career online learning—whether you are looking for a new skill or a new job. By partnering with over 275 leading universities and companies like UC San Diego, University of Washington, State University of New York, Google, and Intel, Coursera brings in-demand educational and job skills to individuals and companies. Coursera also contains Professional Certificate programs that can prepare anyone (no college degree or experience required!) to start entry-level positions in tech and business. Coursera seats are limited and may run out.


Use Skillshare to deepen your passions or start new hobbies. Skillshare provides creative, business, technology, and lifestyle classes taught by experts and industry rockstars who share their experience, wisdom, and trusted tools with you. You also get access to a community that will empower you to achieve your goals with tips and helpful project feedback. September 30, 2023 is the last day to sign up for a free Skillshare license through LBPL.

These latest additions to the Digital Library are free to use on any computer or mobile device inside or outside LBPL. All you need to do is sign up for an account using the instructions in our Digital Library.

Do you have a comment or a recommendation that will help us improve our Digital Library? We'd love to hear from you! Fill out the Digital Library Feedback Form.