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Library offers Ebooks to patrons

Special to Long Beach Breeze


The Long Beach Public Library is now offering Ebooks through Axis360. Those wishing to explore Ebooks must have a library card with Long Beach Public Library to create an account.

Currently, the database includes a robust choice of books from the Highlights for Kids series (early readers), but they expect to add titles for juvenile, young adult, and adult soon. Patrons can create and personalize their account by visiting the Long Beach Public Library’s website ( and selecting “Axis360.” Once a user selects that button, the following instructions apply:


Click on LOGIN at top right.

Enter your Long Beach Public Library card where it says LIBRARY CARD ID.

Example = p 1234

Enter your phone number where it says PIN. If your area code does not begin with 228, you will need to enter the area code as well.

Example = 123-4567

Click on LOGIN.


Click once on avatar next to Welcome.


A drop-down box will drop down, and you can add the following items. Please, make note of our suggestions.

Display name (something you will remember)

Library card ID (field will already be filled)

Email address, Security question, Security answer (PLEASE, add an email address in case you ever need assistance with your account from a library staff member.)

History (Check this PRIOR to checking out items so that it can better assist you in keeping track of your history.)

Display Settings – High Contrast (Checking this will turn the background from white to a dark gray.)

For more information, patrons can read the “Using the Menu Options in Axis360” and “Checkout Rules with Axis360.”

Beginning in June, the library will again be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The next meeting for the Long Beach Board of Trustees will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13.

Meetings for the Long Beach Library Book Club and the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library have ended for the year. Both groups hope to start back regular meetings in the fall of 2021.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day, but will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, at 9 a.m.

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