Beginning Monday, August 28, 2023, the Alamitos, Harte, and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries will offer an additional day of service on Mondays.

As of Monday, August 14, the Bay Shore Neighborhood Library will temporarily close for a scheduled renovation. All services at Bay Shore, including book drops, will be unavailable.

New Sessions Start Each Month for Gale Courses

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Gale Courses is no longer available at the Long Beach Public Library as of 11/29/2022. We encourage you to try one of our other online class resources in the Digital Library.

Whether you want to learn a new hobby or learn a new skill for a job, Gale Courses is sure to have a class for you. Take free courses on health and wellness, creative writing, computer programming, business management, GED test preparation, and much more. All courses are 6 weeks long and new sessions start every month. Coursework is available 24/7, so these classes will fit into any schedule.

Long Beach Public Library patrons can take these classes for free. The courses are entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons, assignments, and quizzes. A college-level instructor coordinates every course by facilitating discussions, answering questions, and giving feedback.

Patrons can enroll and participate in courses from home, use the library's public computers, or check out a Chromebook or mifi through LBPL Tech To-Go. For more information about the various courses offered or to enroll in a course, visit Gale Courses in the Digital Library.