The Forty-Niner Shops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that has been a partner to the campus community since 1953. Our mission is to enhance and support the educational process of California State University, Long Beach by providing goods and services to promote a learning community.
As one of the largest employers of students on campus, the Shops are committed to supporting student success by:
- training student employees with life and career skills;
- providing flexible work schedules;
- funding scholarships;
- providing internships; and
- supporting programs that promote student success.
The Shops take pride in providing retail services to the campus through our:
University Bookstore- where students can purchase school supplies, logo apparel, computers, course supplies and textbooks.
Art Store- where students can find everything they need for academic art projects including: photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, print making, and general books.
The Beach on 2nd Street- off campus CSULB retail store in Belmont Shore offering logo apparel, gifts, and more.
The Shops operate four convenience stores that are located throughout the campus. The convenience stores offer grab'n'go sandwiches, soups, snacks, beverages, over the counter medication, and basic school supplies. They are located at the University Student Union, Beach Hut, Bookstore, and the Outpost.
The Shops also operate dining services throughout the campus including:
Residential Dining- all-you-care-to-eat dining operations are provided for students living in the two on-campus Residence Halls (Parkside and Hillside) and the off-campus Residential Learning College (Beachside).
University Dining Plaza- food court that includes Starbucks, Beach Walk, OPA! Greek, Panda Express, Hibachi San, Squeeze Me, The Chartroom Restaurant, and the Nugget Grill & Pub.
Starbucks at the Library
Concessions - at most athletics events, most prominently at the Walter Pyramid and Blair Field.
Beach Catering- providing catering services throughout camps.
The Shops provide printing services to campus through the Campus Copy Center, located in the University Bookstore and in partnership with the University through the University Print Shop.
ID Card Services
The Shops provide ID Card services to the campus. This ID Card also doubles as a Beach Club debit card. Students can put money on their Beach Club card to use at campus eateries, computer labs, and retail locations. The Beach Card is also accepted by certain retailers off-campus.