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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 093014
Long Beach Public Library Provides Self-Checkout Service
Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services

The Long Beach Public Library now provides self-service checkout at all 12 locations.  This easy, efficient service gives patrons the opportunity to bypass lines and check out materials themselves.

"The Library is making it easier for people to access information that enriches their lives," Mayor Robert Garcia said. “Self-checkout provides convenience to residents and allows Library staff to devote more time to quality interactions with patrons.”

To use the self-check machine, patrons must have: 


  • A valid Long Beach Public Library card in good standing
  • Library books, magazines, and other items that are eligible to be borrowed. (Some video and sound recordings need to be checked out by Library staff.) 

All patrons need to do is follow the simple instructions on the screen and scan their books. Once the check-out is verified, the machine prints out a receipt. Remember, Library employees are always nearby and happy to help.

“Self-checkout is just one of the many services that assist us in our busy lives,” Director of Library Services Glenda Williams said. “Now patrons can select a book, self-checkout in seconds and go on with their day.”

For more information on self-checkout and so much more contact the Long Beach Public Library in person, online at or by phone 562.570.7500.

Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896, serves a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes Main Library, eleven other unique Neighborhood Libraries and a vibrant online presence. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for lifelong-learning, the Library offers books, media, downloads, database, internet access, Family Learning Centers and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural programs.