Starting Friday, October 2, 2020, all LBPL locations and services will be unavailable every other Friday until Sept. 30, 2021 due to city-wide staffing furloughs. Learn more about our service closures.

LBPL To-Go is now available at the following libraries: Billie Jean King Main, Michelle Obama, Mark Twain, Los Altos, Harte, El Dorado, and Bay Shore. 

If you have items ready to pick up, make your appointment here.

LBPL To-Go provides safe access to physical library materials through limited walk-up and curbside pickup service. Outdoor book drops are now open for returns. Learn more about LBPL To-Go.

Preserve Your Family Photos @ LBPL

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The Preserving Community Heritage Project at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library helps patrons in the Long Beach Community learn how to digitize and save family photos and share them on social media to build meaningful connections with friends and family.

Simply bring in your images and a USB flash drive during Ruth Bach's 
Family Learning Center open hours. Staff are trained and on hand to help. Staff can teach you how to save the digitized images to tangible media or the cloud (i.e. Google Drive or Dropbox) and can assist with creating an email account, if necessary to facilitate saving to the cloud.

Checkout this
video tutorial for an overview of the process.

LBPL’s Digital Library also includes many resources to assist with your research and lifelong learning goals. Lynda.com and Gale Courses offer tips and tricks for digital and film photography, enhancing and color correcting photos, and tutorials for sharing photos through social media. Ancestry, Archives Unbound, LBPL Digital Archive, and Newspaper Archive feature historical photographs, records, and news articles to aid in historical research. Our friendly staff are on hand to guide you in learning these digital tools.

Visit the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library
4055 N. Bellflower Blvd. 
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 570-1038

Branch Hours
Mon  Closed
Tue  12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed  12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thu  12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun  Closed

Ruth Bach Family Learning Center Hours
Mon  Closed
Tue  1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Wed 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Thu  1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri Closed
Sat 11:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Sun  Closed


Each month LBPL's website will feature a different neighborhood library and the unique history, programs, and services the branch provides to the surrounding community. Stay tuned for more exciting features!