Info for Patrons

Library Cards

Patrons 18 and Above:

You must show identification and verification of your current mailing address when you register for a library card. Acceptable forms of address verification include:

  • California Drivers License / Identification with current address
  • Bank check with Name and address imprinted
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Current Post Office Box Receipt
  • Piece of mail, postmarked within the last week

Juvenile Patrons 17 and under:

You must show verification of your current mailing address. Parent/Guardian’s signature is required, which holds them responsible for all materials checked out with your library card.

To All Patrons:

It is your responsibility to notify the library immediately if you have a change of name or address; there is no charge for recording the new information, and you will continue to use the same library card. If your library card is lost, please notify the library immediately so that we can prevent possible unauthorized use and protect your records. There is a processing fee for replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged library cards.
($1.00 the first time and $5.00 for each card lost thereafter).

Check-out Limits

Children (below high school age)

  • 4 Books

Individuals & Families–15 Total Items

  • 4 books on same Subject
  • 4 books by same Author
  • 6 Magazines
  • 4 Audios
  • 2 Encyclopedias
  • 2 Videos/DVDs Per Family

15 Total Limit

Fine Policy

Overdue Charges are Per Item-Per Day

Regular 25¢ Per Day
Paper/Mag. 25¢ Per Day
Reference 25¢ Per Day
DVDs $1.00 Per Day

Due Dates

Books 3 weeks
Audios 3 weeks
Encyclopedias 1 week
Videos 1 week
CDs 1 week
Magazines 1 week

RENEWALS – 3 times only

Most books may be renewed by phone.

You may return your library materials in the Book-slot located inside the library or in the Book-drop (blue bin) located in the library parking lot.

Miscellaneous Replacement Charges

Audio Boxes $3.00
Video Boxes $2.00
Missing Barcode $1.00
Missing Original Book Cover $5.00
Plastic Jacket $1.00
Book Pocket $1.00

There will be a Replacement Charge and an overdue fine for Lost Materials.
Library Staff will determine charges for Damaged books.

Suspension of Library Privileges

All library privileges (loan of materials or use of computers) are automatically suspended if any fines or overdue materials are not paid or returned as soon as the patron is notified either in person or by mail. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Inter-Library Loan

Books, Videos and Audios that we do not own may be requested from another library in the Black Gold Co-Operative Library System. Arrival time for loan items may vary.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

There is a book sale the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. except holidays.  Sales are located in “The Back Stacks.” Enter through the roll-up door at the rear of the north parking lot.

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