To apply for a library card, please click on the link below and print the application. Fill out the application and bring it, a photo ID and proof of address with you to the library to receive your library card. See the information below regarding parents' signatures for youth. Additional information is also provided on borrower privileges and limitations.
Applicants 13 years of age and older must present one valid photo identification that shows the current residential address. If the photo identification does not show the current residential address, another form of identification with the residential address is required (e.g. current utility bill, mail, or checkbook). For applicants under the age of 18 who may not have a photo identification with proof of residential address, the parent/legal guardian may provide proof.
All applicants under the age of 18 must have their form signed by a parent/legal guardian. The age at which a child may receive a library card is left to the discretion of the parent/legal guardian.
Applicants age 65 years and older receive a senior citizen's status and are not charged overdue fines.
Applicants receiving a library card for the first time are issued a library card with a "new patron" status. Privileges/limitations for new patrons for the first 60 days are as follows:
After 60 days, contingent upon having paid all fines and returned all items, new patron limitations no longer apply.
Applicants (with a current mailing address) but without proof of current residential address may be issued a library card with limited checkout privileges.
After 60 days, visit the Circulation Desk to renew your card. At that time, contingent upon having paid all fines and fees and returned all items due, your status will be changed from that of a New Patron to either an Adult, Senior, Juvenile or Juvenile Restricted Patron. You will then be able to renew material by telephone or on-line and reserve up to 10 items. Lending privileges associated with each classification are as follows:
Adult Patrons (18-64 years of age) and Senior Patrons (65 years and over) may check out up to 50 items*, and Juvenile Patrons (0 to 17 years of age) may check out up to 25 items* subject to the following limitations:
|Material*||Limitations||Loan Period||4 Week Renewal
(1 time only)
|New Adult Fiction||2 weeks||No||$0.20/day|
|New Adult Nonfiction||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Adult Fiction and Nonfiction||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Adult Large Print Books||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Books on Cassette||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Books on CD||10||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Paperbacks (with "PB" on spine)||4 weeks||-||-|
|Test Review Books||1||2 weeks||No||$0.20/day|
|Braille Books||No limit||No limit||-||-|
|Adult Magazines||10||2 weeks||No||$0.20/day|
|LPs, CDs, Music Cassettes||10||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Children's Books and Audio Books||4 weeks||Yes||$0.10/day|
|Children's Cassettes||3||4 weeks||Yes||$0.10/day|
|Children's Magazines and Comics||10||2 weeks||No||$0.10/day|
Juvenile Restricted Patrons (0 to 17 years of age) may check out up to 25 items* from the Children's Section only, subject to the applicable limitations above.
* Limit of 5 items per same subject/Dewey Decimal Number.
** Not assessed to Senior Patrons
For further information regarding borrower services, please contact staff at the Circulation Desk at (805) 385-7507.