You must, however, have photo identification with your name and current address.
Identification can be a California driver’s license or an ID card issued by the DMV.
ID cards issued by the Mexican, Argentinian and Korean consulates can be used as the sole ID requirement for obtaining a library card.
If you don’t have a driver’s license or ID card, then present two of the following, one of which must be a photo ID and one of which must have your current address: Passport, school ID card, other government issued photo ID, employee ID card, printed personal check, credit card statement, rental or property tax receipt, or business mail with current postmark.
Be prepared to show identification at the time you pick up your card.
If you are a teacher, check with library staff for rules governing the issuance of a teacher’s library card. Fines are charged only if materials are returned late.
It may not be used to place holds on regular library items, nor is it valid for the computer reservation system.
Patrons who already have a regular library card do not need an e-Card.
Your parent or guardian’s signature on the library card application is accepted instead of identification.
Failure to pay accrued fines may result in the borrower’s account being turned over to Unique National Collections, a materials recovery agency.
Residents of the City of Los Angeles can get an e-Card by registering online.
An e-Card provides access to online databases and downloadable e-media.
If you apply in person, you are given a library card immediately.
If you pre-register on the web, you have 15 days to pick up your library card at any library location.