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.

LBPL To-Go

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What is LBPL To-Go?


LBPL To-Go is the library's contactless pick-up service for books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks that aligns with the State and County's Phase 2 reopening plan for libraries.  

How LBPL To-Go works:


Step 1: Place your items on hold

You can place items on hold online or by phone by calling any of the following seven libraries Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm:

  • BJK Main | 562-570-7500
  • Michelle Obama | 562-570-1047
  • Mark Twain |562-570-1046
  • Bay Shore | 562-570-1039
  • El Dorado | 562-570-3136
  • Los Altos | 562-570-1045
  • Harte | 562-570-1044

Select which of these locations you will pick up from.

Step 2: Wait for notification, then tell us when you can pick up items

When your hold is available, you’ll receive an email or phone call notification with a reminder to call the location to schedule your pick-up day or schedule it online. Item pick-up is Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-3pm at Bay Shore, Mark Twain, Los Altos, Harte, El Dorado, Michelle Obama, and BJK Main Libraries.

Step 3: Arrive at the library during your scheduled pick-up time

Call the number of the library when you arrive. Staff will tell you when to approach the pick-up table.

Step 4: Follow staff instructions and wait until your items are placed on the pick-up table.

The pick-up process will include no physical contact between staff and library patrons. Follow staff instructions and wait until your items are placed on the pick-up table and staff let you know you can approach.

Staff will check out your items and bring them out in a paper bag with your checkout receipt attached.


For your safety and the safety of others, please wear a face covering and stand at least 6 feet from others.

Book drops at all locations are open. You may return all library materials you have. We are not accepting donations at this time.

Have a question? Check out the LBPL To-Go FAQs or call us at (562) 570-7500.

Information about LBPL To-Go is available in alternative formats. Please call the library if you need more information.

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