Face coverings must be worn by all patrons, except children under the age of 2, when in library buildings. This requirement is in accordance with the most recent Health Order from the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.

Start This School Year with World Book Online!

World Book News 16x9

The Long Beach Public Library offers cardholders free access to World Book Online through the Digital Library. This eEncyclopedia is more than just an eBook; World Book Online is an interactive learning experience for all ages. There are games, activities, videos, science projects, news, biographies, and so much more to support curiosity and learning for young children through adults. With separate sections for each age group, World Book Online is easy and fun to use.

  • World Book Early Learning is designed for the youngest library users with fun learning games and activities geared towards pre-kindergarten children.
  • World Book Kids is the perfect resources to support school-age students writing reports, planning a science project, or just satisfying curiosity!
  • World Book Student, Discover, and Timelines are geared towards middle school students with interactive timelines and maps, videos, research guides, and more.
  • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is entirely en espanol with information, games, and activities for students.
  • And World Book Advanced has news and interactive maps, along with “behind the headlines” articles and reference information about current events, timelines, and much more for high school students.
  • Each section has California curriculum-aligned resources for teachers to use in the classroom, as well.

All the World Book Online sections, Early Learning, Kids, Discover, Student, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and Advanced are available to Long Beach Public Library cardholders for free, 24/7 through the Library’s website. So start this school year out with World Book Online!