Services Offered

 

Book/Media Services

  • Audiobooks (Books on CD)
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    Available for checkout, the checkout period for these items is two weeks.
  • Videocassettes
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    Available for checkout, the checkout period for these items is three days.  Patrons are limited to no more than ten videocassettes per household.
  • DVD’S
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    Available for checkout, the checkout period for these items is three days.  Patrons are limited to no more than five DVD’S per household.
  • Magazines/Periodicals
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    All magazine subscriptions are currently being updated.
  • Interlibrary Loan Librarian
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    Interlibrary loans services are available at this time but are limited due to resources.  Please contact the librarian for more information.
  • Reference Librarian
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    Locates books and materials for research projects. Assists patrons in locating books and information.

 

Technology Services

  • Computer Programs
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    Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel 2007 are available on the computers in both the adult and the children’s computer area.  All patron computers are connected to a printer at the front desk EXCEPT for two used for young children in the kid’s area.  Click to view  the Computer and Internet Use Policy at Long Beach Public Library.
  • Online Card Catalog
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    Our catalog is now online.  In the library, we have card catalogs available to better serve our patrons.
  •  Copy Machine
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    Our copy machine houses paper sizes 8 1/2 x 11 and is capable of enlargements, and double sided copies. Copies are .20 each (.40 for double sided copies).
  • Fax Machine
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    Our fax machine is available for public use. Faxes cost $1.00 per page to send, and .50 a page to receive.
  • Internet Access
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    Eighteen computers for our adult patrons and nine computers for our kids are available to access the Internet free of charge.  All computers have Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.  Printer accessibility also available at .20 per page. A print management system is on these computers to help patrons keep track of how much their documents will cost when printed. Computer availability is limited if others are waiting.
  • Exam Proctor
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    An exam proctor is available for students needing to take exams online at the library.  You may contact her at this email address.

 

Group Services

  • Friends of the Long Beach Library
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    Hold group meetings quarterly from September to May.  See Friends page.
  • Mississippi Library Commission
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    Provides digital cartridges and audio players, large print books and other services for Mississippi residents who are unable to read standard print due to a visual, physical, or organic reading disability.
  • Tax Assistance
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    We do not have any current tax forms at the library.  Tax assistance can be found in your local area for a limited time, however.  Click on this link to find a location near you.
  • The Long Beach Public Library Board
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    The Long Beach Public Library Board meets every month.

Children Services

  •  PreSchool Storytime
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    Held every Tuesday and Thursday morning (all year long)  at 10:30am!   Stories, crafts, songs, and activities. See our Pre-School Storytime page
  • Summer Reading Program
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    Held the first six weeks during summer; weekly activities and crafts are presented for children entering grades K – 7, culminating in a party for those successfully completing the program.  See our Summer Reading page