Services Offered

Book/Media Services

  1. Audiobooks (Books on CD)
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    Available for checkout, the checkout period for these items is two weeks.
  2. 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.
  3. Magazines/Periodicals
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    Magazine subscriptions are currently being held at the front desk and are not being displayed for public use at this time.
  4. Interlibrary Loan Librarian
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    Interlibrary loans services are available at this time.  You can find more information by clicking on the above link.  Please contact the librarian for more information.
  5. Reference Librarian
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    Locates books and materials for research projects. Assists patrons in locating books and information.
  6. Curbside Service
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    Curbside service is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for checking out books or picking up reserves.
  7. Gabbie
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    Have a question? Text 228-641-8042 to text-chat with a librarian.  You can renew your books by texting renew due or renew all, check the status of your account by texting status, or ask a reference question by texting help.

Technology Services

  • Computer Programs
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    Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Office 365’s Word and Excel are available on the computers in both the adult and the children’s computer 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 and can be accessed from any mobile device as well.  Card catalogs are not connected to a printer.   The library has a card catalogs available to better serve our patrons in each area.
  •  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.
  • Printing
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    Patron computers in both areas are connected to a printer at the front desk that can print in both color (.30 per page) or in black and white (.20 per page) at the patron’s choice.
  • Internet Access
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    There are sixteen computers available for adult patrons and ten computers available in the children’s wing so that patrons may access the Internet free of charge.  All computers are filtered in compliance to CIPA guidelines.  Click to view  the Computer and Internet Use Policy at Long Beach Public Library.
  • 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.  The Friends are not meeting at this time.
  • 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.
  • Free 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 of Trustees
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    The Long Beach Public Library Board of Trustees meet quarterly at 2:00 pm at the Long Beach Public Library on the 2nd Tuesday of the following months : January, April, July, and October.  These meetings are open to the public to attend.

Children Services

  •  Preschool Story time
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    Held every Tuesday and Thursday morning (all year long)  at 10:30am!   Stories, crafts, songs, and activities.  Story time is not meeting at this time.
  • 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.