Library Card Use
|Apply for a library card here|
|Lost your card? Let us know here|
|Must be a California resident to use a PVLD library card|
|Fines must be less than $25.00 to use library services|
|Library cards are valid for 10 years, excluding teacher cards and volunteer cards (see Policies). After 5 years of no activity, library accounts are removed from our database.|
|Items may be renewed if there are no holds.|
|New Movies||$2 for 2 days (1 renewal, $2 per renewal), max 3 checkouts concurrently|
|"Non-new" Adult Movies||$1 for 7 days (unlimited renewals, $1 per renewal)|
|New Books||14 days (unlimited renewals)|
|Video Games||14 days (1 renewal) max 3 checkouts concurrently|
|Magazines||7 days (1 renewal)|
|Textbooks||2 hours in-library use only (1 renewal)|
|Board Games||21 days (1 renewal) max 3 checkouts concurrently|
|Mobile Equipment (Chromebooks, Wi-Fi Hotspots, FlipPals, Charging cords)||21 days (3 renewals) max 1 checkout of each type|
|All Other Adult Materials||21 days (unlimited renewals)|
|All Children's and Teen Materials||21 days (unlimited renewals)|
|Movies, Video Games, & Board Games||$1.00 / day|
|Textbooks||$5.00 / hour|
|Mobile Equipment (Chromebooks, Wi-Fi Hotspots, FlipPals, Charging cords)||$10.00 / day|
|All Other Adult Materials||$.30 / day|
|Inter-Library Loan||$3.00 / day|
|(There are no overdue charges on Children’s and Teen Materials)|
|Placing Holds||Free, must be picked up within 7 days|
|Holds not picked up after notification||$1.00 each|
|Placing Inter-Library Loans||$2.00 each|
|Non pick up of Inter-Library Loan||$5.00|
Patrons with overdue materials receive notices at 3, 10, and 21 days overdue by telephone, email, or text message. Notification preferences can be modified from your online account or by calling the library.
At 45 days overdue, a Bill for Replacement of the overdue item(s) is mailed through the U.S. mail. Bills over $75.00 that are not paid or resolved within 30 days are turned over to Unique National Collection Agency and an additional $15.00 processing fee is charged.
Damaged or lost items are charged to the patron for the replacement cost of the item plus a processing fee. We do not accept patron purchased replacement items.
Please read about our Claims Return process for items that are believed to have been returned.