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Using Your Library

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Get a Library CardLibrary Card

A library card is free to all California residents. Complete the online application, then bring a photo ID and proof of your current address to any branch.  

ID or Proof of Address examples:

  • Drivers License           
  • Payroll check 
  • Utility bill  
  • Car insurance
  • Car registration
  • Native American Tribal ID

If you do not live in California you may purchase a library card for $20.

Renew Materials 24/7

Most items renew up to 5 times unless others
are waiting.

3 Ways to Renew

• By Automated Phone (619) 409-5957
• At Self Checkout or Accounts Desk
• Online via Your Library Account

Renewal Exceptions

• DVDs and magazines renew 1 time.
• Chromebooks and Museum Passes
cannot be renewed.

Place a Hold

Locate the item in the catalog and click Request.
If you aren't already logged into Your Library Account,
the login screen will appear.

Complete the form and Submit.

A Request Verification will confirm your request and
offer you the opportunity to change your pickup location.

Click Submit again and you are done.

You may have up to 10 titles on hold at any one time.

You will be notified by email, phone, or mail
when your item is ready for pickup. 

Borrowing and Loan Periods

  21 DAYS   





Museum Passes1 
WiFi Hotspots1

1You must be 18 or older to checkout DVDs, Museum Passes, Chromebooks or Hotspots.
2 There is a Fee to borrow DVDs ($20/year or $5 for 3 months).


Fines and Fees

Pay with credit or debit card

From home-
Log into your account, follow the prompts.

From the library-
Scan your library card at any SelfCheck Station and follow the prompts.

Or Pay with Cash
at the Accounts Desk in any branch.

Questions or problems?  Please contact the library.

Overdue Fees
per item per day

Other Fees




Children’s Items 10¢ Non-resident card Yearly $20
Adult Items 30¢ Replacement card
DVDs $1 DVD borrowing Yearly $20
Museum Passes $1 DVD borrowing 3 months $5
Chromebooks $10

Hotspots $1        



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