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Library: Online Resources & Curbside Pickup

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the libraries at LAC & PCC will be open online until further notice. Library Reserve Textbooks can also be requested for curbside pickup. Please click here for more information.

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The LBCC Library is committed to providing information resources and services that support the mission of Long Beach City College. The Library values lifelong learning and supports student success by providing equal access to information in electronic, print and non-print formats; offering quality instruction through workshops, orientations and library classes and; fostering relationships with departments and programs to create, curate and provide resources that address the multi-faceted needs of students with diverse learning styles. The Library is a safe place for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds, race, ethnicity, culture, language and sexual orientation.

Course Reserve Borrowing & Curbside Pickup

Faculty and Students can check out and make requests of our Library Reserve Textbooks for a week (7 days) through the Library Integrated System (library catalog) and “curbside” pickup.

What is LBCC Library Curbside Borrowing?

It is the library’s contactless pick-up service for Reserve Textbooks for the Campus community (student, staff, and faculty) who need textbooks for coursework.

How It Works:

Step 1: Place your items on hold thru Alma, Library Catalog

Step 2: Wait for the notification
When your hold is available, you’ll receive an email or phone call notification when your pick-up day and time are assigned.

  • Curbside Schedule:
    Monday and Thursday: 10:00am – 1:00pm and 3:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Lot C

Step 3: Arrive at the Parking Lot C during your scheduled pick-up time and follow signage instruction

  • Drive-Thru. You’ll be asked to wait in a designated area, wearing a face covering, while your books are brought to your car to complete the transaction.
  • Walk-in or Sidewalk Service Book pickup. Please bring a face covering with you; you must use one while picking up your book.

Step 4: Curbside pick-up will NOT receive any returns

  • All returns must be returned to the library outside book drops located at the Faculty Avenue OR at the Library porch outside the building.
  • Return all library materials you have to a book drop by the due date.

Libraries are closed to the public, but staff are available to answer questions by phone Monday thru Thursday from 10am – 6pm. (562) 938-4231 OR (562) 938-4576. Please call the Library if you need more information.

For your safety and the safety of others, please wear a face covering and stand at least 6 feet from others.

Student Online Services

Faculty

  • Library orientations will take place online via ConferZoom in the instructors’ course Canvas shell. Please reach out to Colin Williams at c3williams@lbcc.edu if you have any questions. Faculty can continue to request research orientations by filling out this form.
  • Are you a faculty member interested in creating educational resources for your students? Faculty who are interested in locating, adopting or creating OER (Open Educational Resources) should visit the OER Resources page.