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keychain library cardHow to Obtain A Library Card

Borrowing Materials - Terms & Conditions

Want quick access to our downloadable e-books and audio books, online databases and more without making a trip to the library? Get an e-card. Free library cards are issued to California residents with picture identification and proof of current address. Please call the Library (626-852-4891) or see our circulation policy for details

Registration

Adult applicants (18 years and older) must be present when registering for a library card with a picture ID and proof of address. Children in eighth grade or younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or financially responsible adult caregiver, who is required to sign the application. Ninth to twelfth grade students do not need parents' signature if the student can show proper ID (School ID with picture is acceptable) and proof of residence address. Parents/guardians or financially responsible adult caregivers may register their children without the child being present.

No Age Restrictions

There are no age restrictions in obtaining a library card.

Without Your Card 

Proper identification with name and current address is required to look up your record in the computer.

PIN

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is issued to every library card holder. Your PIN is the last four digits of your telephone number. The PIN number can be used in with your library card number to access individual library accounts remotely via the library's catalog, place holds, request Interlibrary Loans, and access databases and free public computers.

Holds

A hold may be placed on circulating library materials by phone, online using a library card number and PIN, or in person at one of the library service desks.

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