Bach Library is closed Saturday, Nov 26. We apologize for this inconvenience and invite you to visit one of our open locations.


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.

LBPL Digital Library

We have great resources in English and Spanish for students of all ages that are fun, interesting, educational, and free with a Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) card!

Use our online resources to watch movies, read a newspaper or magazine, take classes, research your family tree, learn a language, listen to books and articles, or get help with homework. You can also take practice tests, get help writing a resume, and find classroom materials for all grades.

Browse our resources in alphabetical order, select one from the drop-down list, or use filters to explore different subjects, formats, and age groups. When you click on any of the resources in the Digital Library, you will be leaving the Long Beach Public Library's website.


Do you have a comment or a recommendation that will help us improve our Digital Library? We'd love to hear from you! Fill out the Digital Library Feedback Form.

For technical issues, email our Digital Services Librarian.

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is a fun and educational resource for children ages 2-8.

Children can:

  • Practice letters and numbers
  • Play games
  • Do puzzles

This resource is only available on-site at the Library.

America's News, powered by NewsBank, provides access to information on people, issues, and events in the local area and around the country.

This resource offers current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide. Access resources local to Long Beach, including the Grunion Gazette and the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Includes electronic editions of America's News Magazines.

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

View censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Interact with authors of award-winning books through a series of virtual, real-time discussions. Learn the stories behind your favorite books including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romance, #OwnVoices, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture, and more. Each talk lasts about one hour and concludes with a live Q&A with the author. If you can’t make the live discussion, don’t worry! All talks are recorded for you to access on-demand at your convenience.

Access the resource to register for upcoming talks and view the complete list of events.

The Library's virtual author talk series is supported by the efforts of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and its generous donors.

This collection enables patrons to thoroughly explore and make new connections in subjects such as LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more. Selection of materials for this milestone digital collection is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.

This collection brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Content from newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.


This resource is provided by the California State Library.

Archives Unbound presents digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. High-schoolers will also benefit from these primary source collections.

Archives Unbound covers topics such as: 

  • U.S. foreign policy
  • U.S. civil rights
  • global affairs
  • colonial studies
  • modern history

Broad topic clusters include: 

  • African American studies
  • Indigenous American studies
  • Asian and Southeast Asian studies
  • Holocaust studies
  • LGBTQ studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean studies
  • Middle Eastern studies
  • political science
  • music and cinema
  • radical studies
  • religious studies
  • women's studies, and more!
  • California County and Regional Histories & Atlases are also included.

This resource is provided by the California State Library. 

This resource features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.

This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on 6 different phases of Black Freedom:

  • Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790–1860)
  • The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861–1877)
  • Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878–1932)
  • The New Deal and World War II (1933–1945)
  • The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946–1975)
  • The Contemporary Era (1976–2000)

Live real-time homework assistance every day by laptop, tablet, or phone from qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards.

24/7 assistance is available in English and Spanish for Language Arts and Mathematics. Every day between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM, assistance is available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese for core K-12 subjects.

Homework Help

  • SkillSurfer: Master subjects by practicing with online lessons and videos.
  • Language Lab: Games, quizzes, flashcards, and tutoring for Spanish.
  • Writing Lab: Receive quick writing help using the live chat function, or for a more thorough analysis, visit the Writing Lab and send us your paper. Within 24 hours, you will receive a detailed analysis of your paper in your HelpNow inbox.

Study Tools

  • LEAP Learning Platform: A test center with practice quizzes for standardized (SAT, ACT, GED, and more) and subject specific tests (like math and science).
  • Flashbulb: Enjoy 24/7 access to an extensive library of online, mobile-friendly flashcard sets in hundreds of subjects. You can also create your own flashcards and build quizzes for efficient self-study.

Collaborative Tools

  • MEET™: Easily schedule online meetings with your peers in the Brainfuse classroom.
  • Brainwave: Record video notes of your study session on a virtual Brainfuse whiteboard. Ideal for recording solutions to homework problems, class projects, or any other concepts that involve motion or sequencing.

Adult Learners

The Adult Learning Center provides comprehensive academic support from trained adult education specialists in areas such as US Citizenship testing, resume and cover letter assistance, and core skills building.

JobNow offers live experts to help you write your best resume and improve your interview skills.

Job Searching

  • *NEW!* Expert Job Matching: Get matched to open positions based on skills, interests, and preferences. After filling out a questionnaire, Brainfuse Job Matching experts will search for available positions that match your request, such as preferences of salary range, benefits, industry, and more. After 2 business days, they will send you links and additional information for the positions. Job Matching Experts will not complete applications for users.
  • Career Assessments: Take assessments to identify your strengths, weaknesses, and the types of jobs that suit your skills and interests.
  • Unemployment Benefits Assistance: Expert assistance completing unemployment benefits applications.

Interviews and Skills

  • Live Interview Coaches: Learn crucial interview techniques and build your confidence with mock interviews.
  • *NEW!* Live Life Skills Coaching and resources: The Life Skills Coaches will help you master essential day-to-day skills such as time management, financial literacy, practical skills, and more.
  • Tips and Online Resources: Curated guides, tips, and common interview questions to help prepare for your interview.

Resumes

  • Resume Lab: Send your resume to one of our JobNow experts and receive feedback within 24 hours.
  • Resume Templates: Downloadable templates for popular resume types (in English and Spanish).
  • Tips and Online Resources: Learn from carefully selected sites for more information on resume writing.

VetNow offers live VA benefits navigators (available in English only) and career transition coaches (available in English and Spanish) to help you with your eligible VA benefits, community resources, and applying for jobs.

  • Access to live help and links for navigating the Veterans Affairs system.
  • Resources directing veterans and their families to support with benefits, education, employment, healthcare, housing, and more.
  • Education and career tools for skill-building, preparing to enter the workforce, and applying for jobs.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Britannica Escolar Online proporciona una enciclopedia de primaria en español con 2,000 artículos, imágenes, videos, espacios de trabajo, atlas y materiales de aprendizaje diseñados específicamente para los estudiantes más jóvenes.

Las características y beneficios incluyen:

  • Dos niveles distintos de contenido único—Primaria (primaria) y Secundaria (escuela intermedia y secundaria)—ofrecen información de interés para cada estudiante.
  • Páginas de inicio atractivas en cada nivel son puntos de entrada a miles de artículos, imágenes, videos, mapas y tablas, muchos de los cuales se agregan diariamente.
  • Reino Animal (Animal Kingdom) y ¿Sabías que? Son programas que presentan curiosidad y deseo de aprender más.
  • Mi Britannica ofrece un lugar conveniente para guardar, organizar y compartir colecciones de contenido que los usuarios encuentran en Britannica Escolar.
  • Acceda al sitio en cualquier momento, en cualquier lugar y en cualquier dispositivo, incluidas tabletas, teléfonos inteligentes y computadoras portátiles.

Este recurso es proporcionado por la Biblioteca del Estado de California.

Presione el botón azul a continuación para acceder a este recurso.

This online library database from Britannica is aimed at the digital classroom. The entries are in English and specially designed at different reading levels, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower comprehension levels as needed for K-6, middle school and high school: Levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

Britannica School offers an automated translation tool for over 50 languages, as well as quick dictionary definitions and audio pronunciation—helpful for English language learners.

This resource is provided by the California State Library.

Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more!

To find out about the benefits you and your dependents are entitled to receive, consult the California Veteran's Resource Book, also available online through the California Department of Veterans Affairs.

Calisphere is your gateway to California’s remarkable digital collections. Calisphere provides free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and curious exploration. Discover over one million photographs, documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, advertisements, musical recordings, and more.

The collections on Calisphere have been digitized and contributed by all ten campuses of the University of California and other important libraries, archives, and museums throughout the state.

For more information about how to use Calisphere and the materials you find there, please consult the Calisphere help page

Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today. This continually updated resource includes:

  • Step-by-step repair procedures
  • Troubleshooting guides
  • Diagnostic trouble codes
  • Multi-media explanations: photos, illustrations, diagrams, videos, and animations

The Library will have access to Chilton Library until the end of 2022.

Coursera is your place for flexible, job and career online learning whether you are looking for a new skill or a new job. By partnering with more than 275 leading universities and companies—like UC San Diego, University of Washington, State University of New York, Google, and Intel—Coursera brings in-demand educational and job skills to individuals and companies.


Coursera offers 4 learning methods:

  • Guided Projects (less than 1-2 hours): Learn practical job skills using real-world scenarios.
  • Courses (4-6 weeks): Learn something new with a free course. Courses include assignments, video lectures, and community discussion forums.
  • Specializations (3-6 months): Master a specific skill with curated course collections. Some Specializations offer college credit upon completion.
  • Professional Certificate (1-12 months): Get ready for an in-demand career, gain entry-level skills to launch a new career, or start a college degree program.

How to Access
  • Click on the blue "Access Resource" button below to create your Coursera account.
  • Fill out the form then click "Register now."
  • Read the Terms of Agreement and click "Agree." Upon clicking "Agree" a pop-up will appear, make sure to click "Join Now" to complete the registration process.
  • Now you can start any Guided Project, Course, Specialization, or Professional Certificate! Once registered, you can use coursera.org or the LBPL Coursera page to log in.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play


This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Reference Solutions by Data Axle is the leading source for business and residential data in the United States.

Driving-Tests offers unlimited access to official state driver's manuals, online practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver's license (CDL), an exam simulator, and a DMV-related FAQ. Driving-Tests can help you pass the driving knowledge test faster and more effectively. Learner drivers who take the practice tests and read the official manual are 73% more likely to pass than those who study the manual alone!

The Driving-Tests collection also includes access to a DMV office finder, beginner driver's guide, virtual DMV assistant, and the Challenge Bank, a special test that stores the user's wrong answers from taking practice tests.

In response to COVID-19 and library closures, Califa has partnered with Bibliolabs to launch enki California Digital Library, an ebook library available to every person in California:

  • no library card is required
  • no hold queues
  • if you are physically located in the state of California, you're in!

This collection uses geolocation to provide immediate access to anyone physically located in the state of California. The library includes over 5,300 simultaneous use ebooks from leading publishers as well as the Indie Author Project Select collection, which features over 400 award-winning indie-published ebooks, some of which are right here in California!

Note this resource does not provide access to the entire enki library collection – just titles that are licensed for simultaneous use (no holds).

This resource is provided by the California State Library.

Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Gale Courses offers hundreds of courses that are accessible anywhere, 24/7. These 6-week online courses feature well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students. 

Subject Areas include:

  • Career and Professional Development: Many courses are tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations. Examples include: Accounting, Resume Writing, Business and Management, Grant Writing and Nonprofit, Real Estate, Healthcare, and Sales and Marketing.
  • Computers and Technology: Courses cover all skill levels from beginner to advanced, even focusing on specific software applications. Examples include: Introduction to the Microsoft Office Suite, Database Management, Graphic and Multimedia Design, and The Internet.
  • Personal Enrichment: A wide array of courses related to hobbies, education, or life resources. Examples include: Children, Family, Digital Photography, Health and Wellness, and Test Prep.

View the course catalog

General OneFile is an expansive general-interest database with more than 8,000 titles. It offers a collection of magazines and journals including reference, newspaper, and audio content. Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text formats.

GetSetUp is the place for older adults learning new skills and hanging out with their peers. Exclusively for ages 55 and up, these live, virtual classes can teach everything from fitness to starting a business and from computers to art. There are orientation classes scheduled frequently and so many interest groups, you are bound to find one that piques your interests! Taught by instructors who are also 55 or older, this new peer-to-peer classroom can help older adults live healthier, happier, and more connected lives from the comfort of home. There are even classes in Mandarin and Hindi.

Access to GetSetUp member classes is completely free for Long Beach Public Library patrons who are 55 and over.

You must create an account (sign up) to login and take classes. To sign up:

  • Click Sign up for free OR click Log In/Sign Up in the upper right corner, then click Sign Up.
  • Enter the information for an account.
  • The coupon code: CSL-LB should already be in the form, but if it isn’t type that in, too.
  • Now you are ready to go! Browse the courses or check today’s schedule to see what is starting soon.

Need help? Take a look at GetSetUp's FAQ or call (888) 559-1614.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Homework Central is made of 6 different research resources, and can be accessed with just your library card:

  • Culturegrams: For grades K-12. This is an online resource of reports on 209 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Reports contain information on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people, as well as audio, video, images, maps, infographics, and classroom exercises. The content is written at a range of reading levels to support a variety of users.
  • eLibrary: For grades 6-12. This delivers a general reference collection of periodical and digital media content designed to support middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators. Educators can search for resources that correlate to state and national standards, including Common Core State Standards. Researchers will find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcript titles, plus a collection of over 7 million maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.
  • ProQuest: The ProQuest platform makes hundreds of full text and A&I (abstract & index) collections available to researchers around the world.
  • ProQuest Research Companion: For grades 8-12. This supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction occurring in today's libraries, classrooms, and online learning environments. It provides a new foundation and companion to "one-shot" sessions, allowing librarians and educators to focus on teaching the more complex research and writing principles.
  • SIRS Discoverer: For grades 3-9. This is a general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Primary and early Secondary schools. All content is hand selected and indexed from over 2,100+ reliable high-quality sources. High interest, relevant non-fiction newspaper and magazine articles, as well as graphs, tables and political cartoons are all easily accessible through easy-to-follow search and browse options.
  • SIRS Issues Researcher: For grades 6-12. This delivers the pros and cons on today’s complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. Go in depth into any one of 345+ critical, current, and enduring social issues. Analyses and opinions hand selected from thousands of national and international sources such as newspaper & magazine articles, videos, charts, maps, statistics, primary sources and government documents.

This resource is provided by the California State Library.

Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers. Browse the collections of top film-festival favorites, classic films, world cinema and popular movies including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS and others. With new films added every week, Kanopy allows you to access an unrivaled collection of over 30,000 films.

  • You can watch 6 films per month.
  • You have 3 days to watch the film as many times as you like.
  • Play credits reset on the 1st of each month.
  • Kanopy Kids offers films for ages Preschool to 12th.

To get started:

  1. Go to Kanopy and create an account by clicking on the orange "Sign up" button.
  2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.
  3. Add your library card number and password.
  4. Start watching videos!

Download the app from the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, or for Roku

Discover Long Beach City directories, high school yearbooks, photographs, and teen journals from Long Beach history! Browse over 4,000 digital images with more added each week. Search by keyword, share, save, and print our online images, but please credit Long Beach Public Library.

Higher resolution images are available for purchase from the Library.

The Long Beach History Collection at the Main Library originally contained articles, photographs, and artifacts that could only be viewed in person. In 2009, we started to digitize and share these local history treasures with the launch of the online LBPL Digital Archive.

Stories from local newspapers—the Long Beach Press Telegram, the Press, the Press Telegram, and several weekly newspapers—are indexed in the Long Beach Public Library History Index, along with selected magazine articles, pamphlets, and documents.

The index is best searched by keywords, for example Bixby family or cyclone racer. Most articles indexed can be found in Newspapers.com or on microfilm at the Billie Jean King Main Library.

LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help people of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

  • Job & Career Accelerator: Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process to succeed in today's job market.
  • Adult Core Skills: The Adult Core Skills center helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.
  • School Center: The resources in the School Center provide skill-building for classroom and homework success. The school center helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.
  • College Admissions Test Preparation: Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.
  • College Center: The College Center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.
  • Career Preparation Center: Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center and begin your path to a bright future.
  • High School Equivalency Center: Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams, the High School Equivalency Center's practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal.
  • Recursos en Español: Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Learn new skills from thousands of online classes about business, creative work, and technology. With classes taught by industry experts, LinkedIn Learning is for anyone who wants to learn new job skills or stay ahead in their field. Complete classes at your own speed to earn certificates and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to add to your resume. Browse the full list of LinkedIn Learning course topics and begin learning today. Courses are free and available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and other languages.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world! Lessons include memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.

  • Focuses on practical conversations while increasing vocabulary and grammar skills.
  • Choose from over 70 languages, or ESL learning offered in 15 languages.
  • Includes cultural insights, memory building exercises, and pronunciation help.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play

Los Angeles Times Historical (1881–1987) and Los Angeles Times Full-Text (1985 to present).

This resource is easy to use with search, browse, save, and share capabilities designed for newspaper research. Newspapers.com Library Edition provides opportunities for analysis of historical events and people, and is a great source of information for genealogists. Content is updated frequently.

Includes access to the following historical Long Beach Newspapers:

  • Independent (1957–1977)
  • Independent Press-Telegram (1949–1977)
  • Long Beach Independent (1938–1957)
  • Long Beach Press (1901–1924)
  • Long Beach Evening Tribune (1905–1906)
  • Long Beach Tribune (1906–1907)
  • The Daily Telegram (1905–1923)
  • The Long Beach Telegram (1923–1923)
  • The Long Beach Telegram and The Long Beach Daily News (1923–1924)

Get direct access to the New York Times online from 1851 to the present, including:

To get started, you will need to register for a New York Times account.

How to Access

Offsite

  1. Use the Offsite Access link to redeem a code for 72 hours of unlimited access
  2. Register for a NYT account then log in, or if you already have an account, you can simply log in with your email address and password
  3. When your 72 hours expire, come back to the Digital Library and click the Offsite Access link again for another free session

For more details about offsite access, click the "View Tutorial" button at the bottom of this section.

At the Library

  1. Go directly to nytimes.com
  2. Register for a NYT account then log in, or if you already have an account, you can simply log in with your email address and password
  3. Enjoy unlimited access to nytimes.com on any device during your visit

Need Help?

If you are having trouble with your New York Times account, please email help@nytimes.com or call (800) 591-9233. If you are having trouble with the access links above, please contact the Library online or in-person at any of our locations.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play


*Please be advised:

  • Mobile apps are available only for offsite access.
  • Articles from 1923–1980 are not available for onsite access. However, patrons can access 5 articles per day from this date range via offsite access.
  • The Crosswords app and Cooking app are not included. Patrons should visit the New York Times website to access this content.

This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Need to build your computer skills? Northstar Digital Literacy and Online Learning is the perfect place to do that. The online, self-guided program includes assessment tests and learning modules for the following topics:

  • Computers
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Internet Basics
    • Using Email
    • Windows OS
    • Mac OS
  • Software Programs
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life
    • Social Media
    • Information Literacy
    • Career Search Skills
    • Accessing Teleheath Appointments
    • Your Digital Footprint
    • Supporting K-12 Distance Learning

To get started, create an account with your name and email address to save your progress and results or log in with just your name to only take the assessments (your results will not be saved).

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides free public access to primary sources—including manuscripts, photographs, artwork, scientific data and more—through collection guides and 250,000 digitized images and documents.

Analogous to catalog records for books, collection guides (also known as finding aids) are the descriptive records used to find, understand, and locate archival resources and unique materials. They help users learn more about the scope of a collection so they know if it is likely to meet their research needs.

The content on the OAC is contributed by archives, special collections, libraries, historical societies, and museums at all 10 UC campuses and across California that house the original materials.

Opposing Viewpoints is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.

This resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

Specific titles include The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, American Scientist, and Education Week.

Browse the Library’s digital collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free. OverDrive is compatible with all major computers and the Libby, by OverDrive app is compatible with all major devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows phones and tablets, and Kindle.

Getting Started with OverDrive

Download the Libby, by OverDrive app from the App Store or Google Play

Device-specific tutorials:
Libby for Android | Libby for iOS | Kindle eReader | Kobo eReader

Browse, read, and download newspapers and magazines like The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and thousands of others. Read, listen to, and translate articles into 19 different languages. No checkout limits and no waiting.

Log in instructions:

  • Log in to PressReader through the link below or after downloading the app version
  • Click on the sign-in or account icon
  • Click Library or Group on the sign in pop-up
  • Search for Long Beach Public Library
  • Enter your library card number and PIN
  • Check the box allowing PressReader to verify and exchange your registration
  • Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world

Download the app from the App Store, Google Play, or other operating systems like Amazon Fire and Windows.

PressReader is provided to Long Beach Public Library cardholders completely free through the Southern California Library Cooperative.

The Press-Telegram Collection offers current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages (2020–current only), full-text articles, and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

  • Long Beach Press-Telegram, 1990 to current. Text-only format includes features, obituaries, editorials, announcements, and more.
  • Long Beach Press-Telegram, 2020 to current. Digital, full-page format includes features, obituaries, editorials, announcements, and more.
Formerly known as ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle is the leading source for business and residential data in the United States. It helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people, and more.

LBPL offers free access to Skillshare! Get 12 months of unlimited access to thousands of award-winning classes where you can explore new skills and deepen existing passions.

Skillshare's Creative, Business, Technology, and Lifestyle classes are taught by experts and industry rockstars sharing their experience, wisdom, and trusted tools with you. You also get access to a community that will empower you to achieve your goals with tips and helpful project feedback.


How to Access

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play


This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

This resource features instructional resources to support the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Databases include:

  • Book Guides and Lesson Plans
  • Diverse Books
  • Literature-based Vocabulary Lists
  • Meet-the-Author Videos and Book Readings
  • Resources for Award-Winning Books

Live phone support is available Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) at (800) 596-0710. Technical and customer support can be provided by emailing hello@teachingbook.net.

Customer support can be requested through the TeachingBooks contact form

This resource is provided by the California State Library.

TumbleBookLibrary is a database of children’s e-books with over 1,100 titles for grades PreK-8, and includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. The collection also includes graphic novels and math stories!

TumbleBookLibrary features several types of resources:

  • eBooks: The books are completely text without animation and narration, but offer you ways to personalize the display.

  • Story Books: These include animation with existing illustrations of the book. They also includes character voices and narration that light up the words on the screen so you can follow along.

  • Read-Along: They are a combination of Story Books and eBooks. The read-along books offer a digital copy of the text but also offer a narrator that will highlight the words for you to follow along.

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A Long Beach Public Library Card is required to use this resource, and users must log in to Gale Presents: Udemy from within California.

Great for children of all ages, World Book Online is an online encyclopedia that covers a variety of topics ranging from animals and dinosaurs to ancient civilisations and the human body, plus hundreds of classic ebook titles.

World Book Online features:

  • Early World of Learning: Interactive learning resource developed by early childhood education experts for pre-schoolers and children in early primary school.
  • Kids:
  • Student: Tailored for elementary and middle school students, Student is a comprehensive site loaded with practical features to help students develop their research skills and enhance their projects.
  • Advanced: Advanced is a powerful reference tool designed to meet the research needs of high school students. It is chock-full of facts and features to help students conduct research projects.
  • Timeline: Timelines allows you to discover and map important events with accurate information powered by World Book’s wealth of knowledgeable resources. There are over 400 interactive timelines to learn from.
  • Discover: Discover offers engaging reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, including reluctant readers, ELL, ESL, and adult literacy students.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos: World Book’s exceptional Kids’ content in Spanish through a beautiful interface designed for grades K through 4th, as well as older students and adults learning Spanish as a foreign language.