Library Cards

Getting a Library Card

Free library cards are available to all California residents.
 
In order to obtain a library card, you will need to show the following:

  • One valid photo ID-California driver's license or student ID, passport.
  • Proof of address: If this information is not on your ID, please bring something that shows your current address-any mail or official receipt which includes your name and current address.

Save yourself some time at the library. Print the appropriate application, fill it out in advance, and bring it to the Circulation desk with your ID. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.)

All applicants must appear in person, regardless of age.

If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must be present to show their identification and sign consent.

Legal guardians need to bring court documentation showing legal guardianship.

Loan Periods

Please bring your library card with you to the library. It is required in order for you to check out materials.

Books, Regular Children's Materials, Paperbacks, Books on Tape, Books on CD
and Compact Discs
3 Weeks
New Fiction, Magazines, Pamphlets, Children's Special Collections, Holiday Books,
Non-fiction Videocassettes and DVDs
7 Days
Feature Film Videocassettes and DVDs 2 Days

For your convenience, the curbside bookdrops are open 24 hours for returns.

Renewal Opportunities

Books, Books on Tape, Books on CD and Compact Discs can be renewed once unless they are reserved by another patron. Renewals must be made in person with the material present. Phone and web renewals can be made up to and on the due date.

Books, Regular Children's Materials, Paperbacks, Books on Tape, Books on CD
and Compact Discs
3 Week Renewal
New Fiction, Magazines, Pamphlets, Children's Special Collections, Holiday Books, Non-fiction Videocassettes and DVDs 7 Days Renewal
Feature Film Videocassettes and DVDs Non-Renewable

For your convenience, the curbside bookdrops are open 24 hours for returns.

Overdue Fines and Service Charges

While borrowing materials is free, as well as all of the library's programs, charges are required for certain services, replacement of lost items, and fees for extended use of materials.

Patrons with overdue materials and/or fines may be prohibited from borrowing until the account is clear.

Replacement Library Card $7.00
Children's Print Materials, Audio Cassettes and Compact Discs $0.25 per day
Adult Books, Books on Tape, Books on CD and Compact Discs $0.25 per day
Videocassettes and DVDs $2.00 per day
Holds
A $1.00 charge will be added to your account for each hold placed. Holds should be placed when an item is currently checked out and you would like to be placed in line for the next available copy. If you place a hold, you will receive a notice in the mail when the item becomes available. It will be held for you for 10 days.

If an item is checked in and you would like it set aside, you may call the library and asked that it be saved at the front desk at no charge. The library will save a book for 3 days.
$1.00 per item