City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:011519
City of Long Beach 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Closures
Kevin Lee
Public Affairs Officer
City Manager's Office

City Offices and Services

City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, January 21, 2019. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Closed on Monday, January 21:

  • Animal Care Services and spcaLA (Animal Control Officers are available to respond to calls for service)
  • Career Transition Center
  • Center for Working Families
  • City Hall
  • Citizen Police Complaint Commission
  • Code Enforcement services
  • El Dorado Nature Center
  • Fire Headquarters, Support Services, Fire Prevention, & Operations, including Marine Safety Administration
  • Gas Services (Emergencies: 562.570.2140)
  • Health Department and Health facilities
  • Housing Authority
  • Libraries
  • Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Center
  • Park offices and community park facilities
  • Police administration
  • Street Sweeping
  • Swimming pools
  • Towing and Lien Sales
  • Water Department (Emergencies: 562.570.2390)

Open on Monday, January 21:

  • Fire Stations and Lifeguard Stations
  • El Dorado Regional Park
  • Main Police Station Front Desk
  • Marina offices
  • Refuse and Recycling Collection

Street Sweeping

There will be no scheduled street sweeping or enforcement of street sweeping violations on Monday, January 21; services for that day will not be rescheduled. Street sweeping will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, January 22.

Parking Enforcement

Read your parking meter: Parking meters will be enforced on Monday, January 21 unless the meter states "Exempt on Holidays." The days and hours of enforcement are displayed inside the meters. Beach lots as well as red, white, and blue curbs are always enforced, even on holidays.


Trash and Recycling will be collected as scheduled on Monday, January 21.

Towing and Lien Sales

The Towing Operations & Vehicle Storage Facility that is located at 3111 E. Willow Street between Temple Avenue and Redondo Avenue will be closed on Monday, January 21. Normal business hours are:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday and Holidays.

Vehicles and property are available for release outside of the hours listed above for an additional fee. More information can be found online.


All Long Beach Public Libraries will be closed on Saturday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Bay Shore, Burnett, El Dorado, and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries will be open on Sunday, January 20. All Libraries are closed on Mondays, per their normal schedule and will reopen on Tuesday, January 22 (except for the Main Library, as indicated below). The library catalogdownloads, and databases  are available 24/7.

Main Library Temporary Closure

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the Main Library, located at 101 Pacific Avenue, will close in preparation for its summer 2019 grand opening at the new Main Library (200 W. Broadway Avenue). During the closure, library materials may still be returned to the Main Library outside book drop and will be checked daily. Items may also be returned in person at any open Long Beach library location. The closest neighborhood libraries to the current Main Library are:

  • Alamitos Library, 1836 E. 3rd Street.
  • Mark Twain Library, 1401 E. Anaheim Street.
  • Burnett Library, 560 E. Hill Street.
  • Bret Harte Library, 1595 W. Willow Street.

During the Main Library closure, patrons will be able to place requests for books and other materials and choose their temporary location for pick-up. Requests can be made in person at any open library location or through the library’s online catalog at

The public can obtain information regarding the temporary closure through informational flyers posted at Long Beach libraries, by visiting the Main Library's website ( for announcements, by following the conversation on social media, and by calling (562) 570-6016.