LBPL Digital Library

We have great resources in English and in Spanish for students of all ages that are fun, interesting, and educational! They are all free and you only need a Long Beach Public Library card!

Use our online resources to watch movies, read a newspaper or magazine, take classes, listen to music, research your family tree, learn a language, 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 below, select one from the drop-down list, or use the filters to find what you are looking for. 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! 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 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.

You can temporarily access this resource from home. Follow these instructions.

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 + Southeast Asian studies
  • Holocaust studies
  • LGBTQ studies
  • Latin American + Caribbean studies
  • Middle Eastern studies
  • political science
  • music + cinema
  • radical studies
  • religious studies
  • women 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 six 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)

Brainfuse offers:

  • Live Tutoring: Enter an online classroom and receive live, online help from a Brainfuse tutor.  Tutors are available in English and Spanish every day from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST.
  • Skills-Building: Skills building service helps you master an academic concept through expert tutoring and standards aligned online lessons.
  • 24/7 Help Center: Submit a question and a tutor will provide you with a response.
  • Foreign Language Lab: Tutoring is currently offered for Spanish.
  • Writing Lab: HelpNow offers two types of writing assistance.
    • Live Writing Assistance: Connect with an online tutor for expert writing assistance with the live help feature.
    • Intensive Writing Lab: For a more thorough analysis, simply select Writing Lab from the launch menu and submit your writing via our secure messaging feature. Within approximately 24 hours of submitting your paper, you will receive a detailed analysis of your paper in your message center inbox.


  • Test Center: Take practice quizzes in standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GED and more) and practice subject specific tests, like math and science.
  • Flashbulb -- Mobile friendly flashcards: Enjoy 24/7 access to an extensive library of online flashcard sets in hundreds of subjects. You can also create your own flashcards and multiple choice quizzes for efficient self-study.


  • MEET: MEET lets you easily schedule online meetings with your peers in the Brainfuse classroom.
  • Brainwave: Brainwave allows you to record a movie of your activity on the Brainfuse whiteboard. Create brainwaves for note-taking purposes or send them when an ordinary email isn't enough. Brainwave is ideal for recording solutions to homework problems, class projects, or any other concepts that involve motion or sequencing.

What services are available for adult learners?

Our 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.

Brainfuse JobNow provides:

Interview Help

  • Get Live Interview Coaching: Connect with one of our live interview coaches to brush up on your interview skills
  • Interview Tips: Offers tips and common interview questions to help you prepare for your interview
  • Internet Resources for Interviewing: Use these carefully selected sites to help prepare you for your interview

Resume Builder

  • Get Live Resume Help: Connect with one of our LIVE resume experts to review and help you build a winning resume.
  • Resume Lab: Send your resume to one of our JobNow experts, and you will receive expert analysis within 24 hours.
  • Resume Templates: To help you get started, we have included downloadable templates for four of the most common resume types.
  • Internet Resources for Resumes: Search these carefully selected sites for more information on resume writing.

Career Resources

  • Get Live Job Search Help: JobNow experts are ready to help you get started on your job search with LIVE one-on-one help.
  • Career Assessments: Thinking of changing careers or just trying to identify your strengths and weaknesses? These career assessments can help.
  • Job Resources: To help you find a job, use these online job search sites, including many that are specific to your local area.
  • Unemployment Benefits Assistance: Expert assistance completing unemployment benefits forms.

VetNow's features include:

  • Live Veteran Navigator Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building Choose state-aligned lesson and get real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Send Question Send a question and get expert help
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support
  • Multiple Ways to Learn Multiple, research-based tools to accommodate all types of learners.
  • Broad Range of Subjects Full academic support in hundreds of subject areas, including AP subjects, career certifications, GRE, GMAT, and more.

This resource is provided 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 help page and terms of use.

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
  • Photos, illustrations, and diagrams
  • Videos
  • Animations 

A Long Beach Public Library Card is required to use this resource, and the library will have access to Chilton Library until the end of 2022. 

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.

Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

  • Stream and listen to music anywhere you go!
  • Download 5 free songs every week. The songs are yours to keep – the MP3s are free, legal, and never expire or need to be returned.

Get the Freegal app, available for iOS or Android.

Questions? Check out the Freegal FAQ.

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 six-week online courses feature well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students. 

Subject Areas include:

  • Career & 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 & 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 truly offers the opportunity to transform lives, whether related to hobbies, education, or life resources. Examples include: Children, Parents, & Family, Digital Photography, Health &Wellness, and Test Prep

Need help? Watch the video tutorial here.

General OneFile is an expansive general-interest database with more than 8,000 titles. It offers a collection of magazines and journals that includes reference, newspaper and audio content.

General OneFile provides millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text.

The database allows researchers to find the information they want quickly. 

GetSetUp is the place for older adults learning new skills and hanging out with their peers. Exclusively for ages 55+, 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+, 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 Mandarian and Hindi.

Access to GetSetUp member classes is completely free for Long Beach Public Library patrons who are 55 and over. It is provided by the California State Library and 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.

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 FAQs or call 1-888-559-1614. 

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 time as you like.
  • Play credits reset on the 1st of each month.
  • Kanopy Kids offers films for ages preschool - 12.

To get started with Kanopy

  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!

Or, download the Kanopy app from the Apple Store, Google Play, Amazon Apps, or for Roku.

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.

  • 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.

Now you can access LearningExpress on the go with their mobile app! Download it from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Discover Long Beach City directories, high school yearbooks, and photographs 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 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 of the articles indexed can be found on microfilm at the Main 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.

Need help? Check out a video tutorial  or the Mango Languages FAQ

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

This resource is easy to use with search, browse, save, and share capabilities designed for newspaper research. 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:

A few limitations to be aware of:

  • Mobile apps are available only for off-site access.
  • Articles from 1923-1980 are not available for on-site access. However, patrons can access 5 articles per day from this date range via off-site access.
  • The Crosswords app is not included. However, crosswords from the past week, as well as a handful from the archive, are available in the Crosswords section.
  • The Cooking app is not included, but patrons can access recipes via the Food section on

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

How to Access

  • “Onsite Access” means you are in a Long Beach Public Library location accessing through the library’s internet. 

    While using a library computer or while connected to the library’s Wi-Fi, you can navigate directly to You will need to register then log in or if you are already registered you can simply log in with your email address and password. 

    You can now enjoy unlimited access to on any device during your visit.

  • “Offsite Access” means you are anywhere outside of a Long Beach Public Library.

    Use the Offsite Access link to redeem 24 hours of off-site access. When your 24 hours have expired, come back here to click the link again for another free session.

    You will need to register then log in or if you are already registered you can simply log in with your email address and password.

Need Help?

If you are having trouble with your New York Times account, please email or call 1-800-591-9233.

If you are having trouble with the access links above, please contact us at LBPL or in person at any of our locations.

This resource is provided by the California State Library.

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 learing modules for the folowing topics:

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

Take assessment tests to see what you need to study or just choose one of the programs and get started. With Northstar Digital Literacy and Online Learning, you will get the computer skills you need for jobs, school, and every day life in the 21st century.

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).

Access to Northstar Digital Literacy and Online Learning is 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. 

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 In Context 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 TimesNewsweekForeign PolicyAmerican 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 app is compatible with all major devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows phones and tablets, and Kindle.

Getting Started with OverDrive 

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

Browse, read, and download newspapers and magazines like the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and 1000s of others. Read, listen to, and translate articles into 19 different languages. No checkout limits and no waiting. Download the app or go to

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

Log in instructions:
  • Download the app for Android, iOS, or other operating systems like Amazon Fire and Windows
  • Or access PressReader through the link below
  • Click on the sign in or account icon  head and shoulders silhouette used as an icon for accounts and logging in
  • 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

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-current. Text-only format includes features, obituaries, editorials, announcements, and more.
  • Long Beach Press-Telegram, 2020-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.

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

  • Book Guides & 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-Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST at (800) 596-0710. Technical and customer support can be provided by emailing

Customer support can be requested through the online form.

This resource is provided by the California State Library.

TumbleBookLibrary is a database of children’s e-books with over 1100 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.

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Over 4000 on-demand video courses and more than 200 in Spanish to choose from.

Courses cover the following topics:
  • leadership and management
  • coding
  • design
  • marketing
  • IT operations
  • data science
  • project management
  • human resources
  • sales
  • accounting and finance
  • productivity
  • personal development
  • and more!

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

VIP Learning ofrece la oportunidad para aprender nuevos oficios, aficiones, habilidades creativas y cursos técnicos comerciales en línea. Elija entre más de 50 cursos. La mayoría están en español, hay algunos disponibles en inglés. Al finalizar el curso de estudio y aprobar un examen final, el participante obtendrá un certificado de aptitud.

Los temas de estudio incluyen:

  • Mecánica
  • Cosmetología
  • Cocina
  • Electrónica
  • Educación
  • Construcción
  • Fotografía
  • Y mucho más

VIP Learning offers do it yourself, creative skills, and trade technical online courses. Choose from over 50 courses. While most are in Spanish, there are some available in English. Upon completion of the course of study, and passing a final exam, the participant will obtain a certificate of competence. 
Topics of  study include:  

  • Mechanics 
  • Cosmetology 
  • Cooking
  • Electronics 
  • Education 
  • Construction 
  • Photography 
  • And much more 

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: Easy-to-use encyclopedia for young readers. Articles, multimedia, games, science projects and interactive tools for homework and fun.
  • 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–4, as well as older students and adults learning Spanish as a foreign language.