The Latest Library News
Bret Harte Library Branch History
Read all about our tiny, but mighty, Bret Harte Neighborhood Library branch.
LBPL To-Go Service Update
LBPL To-Go, appointment-based pickup for holds, is now available only at Billie Jean King Main, El Dorado, and Harte libraries.
Tell Your Story With Ancestry
Find out how to tell your family's story with Ancestry Library Edition, a free resource offered by Long Beach Public Library.
Six More Long Beach Public Library Branches to Reopen to Public
Bret Harte and Los Altos libraries are opening on Tuesday, June 29! The following week on July 6, Bach, Brewitt, Burnett and Dana libraries will reopen, too.
Long Beach Public Library’s Mobile App Is Getting a New Look!
Long Beach Public Library’s mobile app has moved to a new platform that makes searching the library’s catalog, placing holds, and checking your account easier than before. Learn about the changes and find out how to download the app today!
Brewitt Library Branch History
Learn all about our hidden gem of a library, Brewitt Library.
Long Beach Public Library Seeks Community Input
The Long Beach Public Library has launched a survey to help determine community interest in areas such as when and how often the library is open, how patrons want to hear about library news and events, and what adaptive or assistive technology patrons want the library to provide. Share your opinion and complete the survey.
The First Branch -- Alamitos Neighborhood Library
Settle in with a cup of tea and check out this fascinating story of Long Beach Public Library’s first branch, Alamitos.
The 125th Anniversary of Long Beach Public Library is here! Learn about the history of our library system. We'll start with Main Library and feature a new library every few weeks.
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Us!
Long Beach Public Library is commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May with a series of virtual programs for all ages.
Book & Toy Donation Drive
From April 24 – May 8, six library locations are accepting donations of new books and toys in original packing to support and comfort migrant children. Learn how you can participate.
Aprenda un nuevo oficio o habilidad con VIP Learning. Elija entre más de 50 cursos.
Young Readers Club
The Young Readers Club is a small group reading club for children in first grade. Teen volunteers and library staff will lead group read alouds, activities, and games centered around social-emotional skills for kids.
Circle of Stories -- Círculo de Cuentos
Be a part of our live Circle of Stories on Zoom! We’ll learn by reading, singing, dancing and playing together with activities geared for children 2 to 5 and their caregivers.
!Sean parte de nuestro Círculo de Cuentos en vivo por Zoom! Aprenderemos leyendo, cantando, bailando y jugando juntos con actividades diseñadas para niños yniñas de 2 a 5 años de edad y sus cuidadores primarios.
50 BOOK CHALLENGE FOR ADULTS / RETO DE 50 LIBROS PARA ADULTOS
Think you can read 50 books in a year? Long Beach Public Library challenges you to read 50 books!
¿Cree usted que pueda leer 50 libros en un año? ¡La Biblioteca Pública de Long Beach lo reta a leer 50 libros!
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.
IMPROVING YOUR DIGITAL BOOK EXPERIENCE: MOVING FROM CLOUD LIBRARY TO OVERDRIVE
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 our OverDrive platform and Libby app.
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!
LBPL To-Go is the Library's appointment-based pick-up service for items on hold.
Adventures from Afar
Feeling stuck? Travel to far off lands and worlds from the comfort, and safety, of home.
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.
We're Bringing the Library to You
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!
Sign Up for a Library Card
Find out how to sign up for a library card from home!
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!
Research Your Family History From Home
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 September 30th all Long Beach Public Library Card holders will have access to Ancestry Library Edition from home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Let’s Explore Mars! @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
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.
Get a $10 Gift Card for sharing your input!
Join the City Auditor’s Office for a Community Conversation on Library Services.
Change to Sunday Hours
Beginning November 3, extended library hours will be changing.
College Readiness Fair 2019
Join us Saturday, October 19 at the Billie Jean King Main Library.