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Checking Out Materials

Use your card, check out, and return materials at any Long Beach Public Library. Check out up to 25 items (5 DVDs max) and up to 3 items on a specific subject. First time borrowers may check out 2 items.


Check Out Period

Fee (if any)

Books & Magazines

3 weeks



3 weeks


OverDrive eMedia

7, 14, or 21 days


Music CDs

3 weeks


New Release DVDs

4 days



7 days


Children's & Instructional DVDs

7 days


Renew items
online, in the LBPL Mobile app, by calling (562) 570-7500 (#2), or in person. Items may be renewed four times unless there is a hold on the item. DVDs and CDs may be renewed in person or by calling (562) 570-7500 (#3) during open hours.

Extended Use Fees
Items placed on hold & NOT picked up $1.00 per item
Adult Materials $.35 per item, per day
Children's & Teen Materials

$.15 per item, per day

DVDs $1.00/day regular, $2.00/day new release
Extended use fees are based on the type of material and are charged 7 days a week. The Library refers unpaid accounts to a collection agency, charging the patron the cost of doing so.

See a
complete list of Library Services' fees & charges.

Updated November 7, 2016

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