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Services for Long Beach Area Schools & Libraries

These services are available for students staff and faculty of LB area schools and libraries.

Note on Applying for a Library Card

While we strive to create accounts on demand, a supervisor must be available to create the account and technological issues may result in a delay.  There may be times when we cannot issue new library accounts. When applying for a library card, be sure to ask for a Circulation Supervisor at the front desk.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.

In order to apply for an account, you must provide your Social Security number.

High School Students

CSULB offers junior and senior secondary school students of the Long Beach Unified (LBUSD) and Los Alamitos Unified (LAUSD) High School Districts their own University Library card.

As a High School Cardholder, a student is entitled to:

  • Loan period for books from the general collection for 21 days; 4 renewals allowed.
  • Item renewal in person or electronically (via My Library Card).
  • Maximum 10 item checkout.

Long Beach Unified and Los Alamitos Unified School District Faculty / Long Beach Area Librarians

Cards are issued to currently employed full time faculty (including librarians) in LBUSD, to librarians from the Long Beach Public Library, and to medical or corporate librarians working in the Long Beach area. Cards are valid from issuance until September 30th of each year and may be renewed as long as the district or library employs the person. To apply for a library card, obtain an application form at the Library Circulation Desk or for LBUSD faculty from your school principal.

Cardholders are granted borrowing privileges for library materials as follows:

  • Loan period for books from the general collection for 21 days; 4 renewals allowed.
  • Loan period for media materials (audiocassettes, compact discs, videos, and DVDs) for 7 days ; 1 renewal allowed.
  • Item renewal in person or electronically (via My Library Card).
  • Maximum 10 item checkout.