About The West End Branch: Nestled in the heart of the West End section of Long Beach, the West End Library branch is a friendly and conveniently located storefront location packed with popular book titles, major motion picture DVDs, rotating art displays, public computers, and comfy reading areas. Although only open twenty hours a week, this branch of the Library is a lively part of the community, featuring both children and adult programs (including a monthly book club), free wifi, toys for the kids, and copy/fax/printing services.
Upcoming Programs: Please see the event listings to the right for upcoming West End Branch programs.
History: The West End Branch of the Long Beach Public Library opened its doors in a storefront at 868 West Beech Street in June 1968. There it remained, a much loved pillar of the community, until the mid to late 2000s. On March 3, 2009, the Branch reopened in another storefront location, 810 West Beech Street, where it remained until it suffered extensive damage from the floods of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Two and a half years later, the branch reopened in its third (and current) location, a storefront at 903 West Beech Street.
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