Alamitos, Brewitt, and Dana Neighborhood Libraries are currently offering LBPL To-Go services only. Patrons may pick up holds and return materials. Browsing, restrooms, printing, copying, and computers are not available at this time.

Face masks covering nose and mouth are recommended for all patrons when in library buildings.

The Latest Library News

Blind Date with a Book


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Take a chance on love and go on a blind date with a book, happening in February at select branches!

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Changes to OverDrive


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Changes to the number of items patrons can have on hold and have checked out

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Celebrate Lunar New Year at LBPL


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Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with festive Lunar New Year celebrations across all LBPL branches!

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Dive Into Learning at the Long Beach Public Library!


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LBPL challenges you to read 1,000 books to your little one before they start kindergarten!

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New Year, New Author Talks!


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This month’s authors will cover fierce female leads, realistic tips for organizing your home, and scientific answers to wild hypothetical questions. Register today!

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The Kwanzaa Experience


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Celebrate Kwanzaa with LBPL on Dec. 10 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library!

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Check Out The Amazing December Author Talks Lineup


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December brings another round of virtual author talks from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors. Register now!

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LBPL Now Offers Coursera and Skillshare



You asked, we listened! Say hello to two brand new video-based learning resources available in the Digital Library.

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Khmer, Come All! ខ្មែរមកជួបជុំគ្នា!



Immerse yourself in Cambodian culture in our Khmer, Come All series, kicking off on Nov. 5, 2022!

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Liwanag Lit Fest 2022



The first Liwanag Lit Fest is coming to the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library on Oct. 22!

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Halloween @ LBPL



Scare up some family-friendly fun at LBPL this Halloween!

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Learn a New Skill with LinkedIn Learning



Access high-quality courses and videos focusing on business, technology and creative disciplines through LinkedIn Learning.

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Cover to Cover Club 2022



Earn free In-N-Out with LBPL's Cover to Cover Club!

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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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