Library Card


  • Library cards are free.
  • You can apply if you’re 18 or older and have a valid California driver’s license or ID, passport or Mexican consulate card.
  • If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the application and show a valid ID.
  • The library card can be used at any library in the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS) from Bakersfield to Merced.
  • Replacement cost for a lost card is one dollar.
  • You must have your card present to check out materials and to use the Public Access Computers.

Loan Periods

  • Materials are loaned for three weeks including books, books on CD, music CDs, and magazines.
  • DVDs and Videos are loaned for 7 days.

Returns and Renewals

  • Materials can be renewed by phone by calling 559-935-1676 ext. 12 or by going to My Account.
  • Materials can be returned to the inside or outside book drop. DVDs and Videos must be returned to the inside book drop during library business hours.

Fines and Fees

  • The fine for materials returned late including books, books on CD, music CDs, and magazines is $0.20 cents per day.
  • The fine for DVDs and Videos returned late is $2.00 per day per item