Billie Jean King Main Library will begin LBPL To-Go services only on Friday, September 23, 2022 due to staffing issues.  

Starting Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, September 23, the El Dorado Neighborhood Library will be partnering on filming activities and will temporarily switch to LBPL To-Go services only. El Dorado will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 24 at 10AM.
Face masks covering nose and mouth are recommended for all patrons when in library buildings.

The Latest Library News

How to Read the NYT for Free Through LBPL


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Stay informed, curious, and entertained with unlimited access to the NYT’s award-winning content.

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Vida Latina 2022



Vida Latina is back at LBPL! ¡Celebra nuestra herencia Latina en LBPL!

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Easy to use homework resources


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The Digital Library is brimming with resources to help elementary, middle, and high school students complete homework assignments.

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Author Talks from LBPL


Registration is open for the Library’s live, virtual talks with bestselling authors and thought leaders from around the world. 

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SEED STEAM Summer Camps


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Applications are open for free week-long STEAM summer camps for 7th and 8th graders!

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Join us for Penned Pride


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A LGBTQIA+ author panel for teens, on Tuesday, June 28 at 4:00 PM at Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.

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Visit the latest exhibition at Billie Jean King Main Library, “Letters To…”


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Intertrend Communications and Make Noise Today invite you to visit “Letters To…” a one-of-a-kind art exhibition on display at Billie Jean King Main Library from June 9 through September.

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June 2022 Family Learning Center Programs


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Join us in the FLC at the BJK Main Library for one-hour classes related to our Digital Library, Computer Skills, Soft Skills, and Job Search Tips. Attendance will be limited to ensure safe social distancing. All classes will be offered in English and Spanish.

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Summer Reading: Read Beyond the Beaten Path / Lectura de Verano: Lee más allá del camino conocido



Get ready to blaze new trails and read beyond the beaten path this summer with LBPL's Summer Reading program!

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New Sessions Start Each Month for Gale Courses


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Learn from college instructors who are experts in their field when you sign up with Gale Courses. Over 350 free courses are offered on topics ranging from effective communication to using QuickBooks and creative writing to stocks and investing.  

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LBPL Celebrates Pride Month


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June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month and LBPL is celebrating all month long. Check out our list of programs happening all around the City of Long Beach.

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New Library Hours



We are launching new hours at three LBPL locations starting Tuesday, May 31st!

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May 2022 Family Learning Center Programs



Join us in the FLC at the BJK Main Library for one-hour classes related to our Digital Library, Computer Skills, Soft Skills, and Job Search Tips. 

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month



May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We are excited to celebrate AAPI culture through special programs for kids, teens, adults, and the entire family across all our library locations.

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Expanded Library Card Access and Circulation



We have revised our circulation policy, making it easier than ever for California residents to register for a library card. 

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We want to hear from you!


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What’s it like to live or work in Long Beach? Share your thoughts by completing this short survey.

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1st Annual Festival of AAPI Books


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Celebrate AAPI stories and culture at the first ever Festival of AAPI Books, featuring author panels, book signings, activities and performances!

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Celebration of the Young Child



Join us Saturday, April 30 from 10AM - 2PM at BJK Main Library and Lincoln Park for fun activities and resources for families with children ages 0 - 6.

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Growing Your Business with Reference Solutions


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LBPL is celebrating National Small Business Week (May 1-7, 2022) with a free Digital Library Workshop on Reference Solutions, powered by Data Axle. Find out about the session and how to sign up. 


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Celebrate Earth Week


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Celebrate Earth Week with the Long Beach Public Library! Learn about composting with worms, how to recycle the right way, and more. 

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California State Parks Passes Are Here!


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New California State Parks Passes offer free vehicle day use at more than 200 participating state parks.

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April is National Library Month



Come celebrate National Library Month with LBPL!

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BrainFuse HelpNow has tools to propel you to the top of your class and beyond.



BrainFuse HelpNow is the only place to go for online homework help and tutoring. Live tutors, report and paper review, virtual group study sessions, practice quizzes, and mobile-friendly flashcards.

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Kanopy’s new and improved web version will be available starting the week of March 28, 2022. Learn more about the updated features. 

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Stay Crafty


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Starting Tuesday, March 29, join us every 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in the L2 Teen Lounge at the Billie Jean King Main Library for a new craft.

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Young Readers Club 2022


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The Young Readers Club challenges first and second graders to read from a list of hand-picked books to practice reading comprehension!

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Student Career Fair for Teens


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The Los Altos Neighborhood Library presents a Student Career Fair for ages 13-18.

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Bay Shore Branch History



We're shining the spotlight on the Bay Shore Neighborhood Library - the perfect beachside spot to spend a sunny day.

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Let’s Get to Work with LearningExpress


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Learn more about the Job & Career Accelerator by Learning Express at the virtual introduction on March 2 at 12PM. Experts from LearningExpress will show us how to get the most out of this powerful online resource available in the Digital Library.

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Growing Up In Long Beach - A Virtual Event



Celebrate Black History Month with a virtual discussion with Sharon Diggs-Jackson on her experiences growing up in Long Beach.

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Mango Languages


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It’s a whole new year!  Let’s learn a new language with the award-winning Mango Languages!  

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Library Catalog and Digital Library Down For Scheduled Maintenance on February 7, 2022


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The Library catalog and the Digital Library resources will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance on Monday, February 7, 2022.

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Winter Break


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We're taking a “Winter Break” from in person programming through the month of February.

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Goodbye, VIP Learning! / ¡Adiós, VIP Learning!



LBPL will no longer offer VIP Learning after January 31, 2022.

LBPL dejará de ofrecer VIP Learning partir del 31 de enero de 2022. 

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Boost Your Skills With LinkedIn Learning



LinkedIn Learning is now available in the Digital Library. Learn from thousands of online courses to earn industry-recognized certificates.

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LBCC 101



Learn more about what Long Beach City College has to offer, how the admissions process works, and more on Tuesday, January 25th at 5 PM.

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Salsa Saturdays/Salsábados



Learn and discuss easy-to-make, mindful, and delicious recipes that the entire family can help create.

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Bach Library Branch History



Sixty four years after its completion, the Ruth Bach Library remains one of LBPL's most loved branches. Learn all about Bach's history.

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Temporary Cards No Longer Accepted For OverDrive and Libby



Starting February 1, 2022, only LBPL card numbers that begin 23090 will be able to access OverDrive or Libby through the Long Beach Public Library. 

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To learn more about GetSetUp, join us on January 11, 2022, at 10:30 AM when experts from GetSetUp will be online LIVE to help patrons get the most out of this incredible lifelong-learning resource.

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Introducing PressReader



PressReader provides unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries and in 60 languages.  

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Citizenship Workshops with Centro CHA



Learn about the U.S. citizenship process, ask questions, and get assistance onsite and in-person with Centro CHA.

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