Cards, Loans & Fees

Circulation Services

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Library Cards
Library card applications are available at the front circulation desk and the links below. If you have any questions regarding these services, please contact Circulation at 619-522-7390.

New Library Card Requirements

CA Residents (Free Cards) - Application
  • Adult- must be 18 years or older. Must show CA Driver’s license or CA State ID and provide one piece of mail with current address.
  • Child/Teen- Must have parent or guardian present. Parent must have a library card and sign for the child.

Military and Military Dependent (Free Cards) - Application
  • Military- Must have Driver’s License or State ID (Any State) and Active Duty Military ID. You must also provide command address.
  • Military Dependent- Must have Driver’s License or State ID (Any State) with military ID and one piece of mail with current address.
  • Child/Teen- Military Dependent- Must have parent or guardian present. Parent must have a library card and sign for the child.

Non-Resident ($10 Card) - Application
  • Adult- Must be 18 years or older. Must show Driver’s License or State ID (US Only) and provide one piece of mail or documentation showing a CA address.
  • Child/Teen- Must have parent or guardian present. Parent must also have a library card and sign for the child. Child card also costs $10.
Multiple Home Ownership
Adults who have an out of state Driver’s License (ex. Arizona) but also OWN property in CA may get a free library card if they provide proof of ownership such as a tax receipt, deed or any official documentation.

Replacement cards cost $5.

Loan Periods
Books 28 days one 14 day renewal free
New Books 14 days one 14 day renewal free
CDs-Playaway 28 days one 14 day renewal free
DVD-BluRay 7 days no renewals $0.50 fee at checkout
Magazines 7 days no renewals only back issues
Renewals are not allowed on items which have holds by other patrons.

Notices of arrived holds, items due soon and overdue can be made by phone, e-mail or text.  Click for instructions to receive text messages for notices.

Fines & Fees Summary  (Complete Schedule of Fines/Fees)
Circulation Fees
Non-resident (outside of CA) library card - $10.00
DVD checkout - $0.50 (50 cents)
Interlibrary loans - $5


Overdue Materials Fines
1- Children and Teen materials - 5 cents per day
2- Adult materials - 20 cents per day
3- DVDs - $1 per day (maximum fine of $25)


Other Fees/Fines 
1- Collection agency service charge - $10
2- Returned check fine - $25
3- Replacement library card - $5


Lost Material Fees
1- Processing fee (in addition to item replacement charge) - $12
2- Processing fee for magazines (in addition to replacement charge) - $5
3- CD or DVD case - $5
4- CD or DVD liner notes - $5


Damaged Material Fees
1- Material processing fee for damaged materials - $5
2- Magazines - $3
3- Barcode labels - $5
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