The number of barred accounts is nearly as high as the number of active card holders. There were 61,000 active library card holders in the city in 2018, according to an audit of the library system conducted in February.
Since June, the city’s library system had been offering to-go services for books ordered online, but now families and residents can visit the library in person.
The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has alleviated the pressures that face both the impatient and the introverted bookie while letting library staff focus on the patrons who desire more quality interaction by way of their new self-checkout stations.
North Long Beach kicks off what 9th District Councilmember Steve Neal is calling the “Uptown Renaissance” this Saturday with the demolition of the historic Atlantic Theater, which marks the beginning of construction of the new North Neighborhood Library.