Library Frequently Asked Questions

» How do I get a library card?

If you are at least 18, show us your 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

If you are under 18, show us verification of your current mailing address. Your parent’s or guardian’s signature is required, which holds them responsible for all materials checked out with your library card.

» Do you have computers I can use?

Internet access is available for adult patrons:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A fine-free Library card is required; black & white copies are15¢ per page and color copies are 65¢ per page.

» How many items can I check out?

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

Children (below high school age)

  • 4 Books

» How do I download electronic magazines from Zinio to my computer, tablet, or smartphone?

Here’s a link to videos that shows you how. Go here.

» How do I get eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive for my computer, tablet, or smartphone?

Here’s a link to videos for each type of device that shows you how. Go here.

Here’s a link to step-by-step instructions. Go here.

» How do I use Hoopla?

Here’s a link that shows you how. Go here.

» How do I use Enki eBooks?

Here’s a link that shows you how. Go here.

» Do I have to come into the library to renew a book?

No, you don’t have to visit the library to renew a book although we are always happy to see you! From within the 805 area code, you can call 800-354-9660 and follow the automated instructions.  You will need your library card number to use the system.  Of course, you can call us and talk to a real person during library business hours at 805-525-3615 and press Option 3.

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