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Obtaining a San Luis Obispo County Library Card

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Library Card Application

Each borrower must have his/her own library card. Library cards are issued free with valid identification. The card may be used at any Black Gold public library.

Cards for Adults (age 18 and above):

To obtain a library card with full borrowing privileges, fill out and sign an application form and show current personal photo identification with a current San Luis Obispo County address.

Acceptable forms of identification:

Acceptable forms of address verification (if San Luis Obispo County address is not on photo identification):

Without a current verifiable San Luis Obispo County address, you may complete a postcard provided and mailed by the San Luis Obispo County Library to your County residence. Once you receive the postcard, return it to the library to receive full borrowing privileges.

Cards for Children & Teens under 18

Parent/legal guardian and child must be present at the library to have a library card issued to the child. Parent/legal guardian signing for child's card may not have a balance of more than $10.00 owed on their library account. The parent/legal guardian must sign the registration form after showing acceptable identification and proof of address as listed above in order to obtain a card.

Temporary Cards:

Temporary cards will be issued to a library customer who has a valid California Driver’s License or California ID but does not have proof of a local San Luis Obispo County address. Temporary cards are limited to check out of five items at any one time and are valid for one year. Temporary cards will also provide the user with full digital privileges.

To change a temporary card to a card with full borrowing privileges, you may complete a postcard provided and mailed by the San Luis Obispo County Library to your County residence. Once you receive the postcard, return it to the library to receive full borrowing privileges.

Lost Cards or Replacement Cards:

For your protection, lost cards must be reported immediately. You are responsible for materials checked out on your card. Until the library is notified of a lost or stolen card, a library card is valid and the card holder is responsible for any lost or overdue materials and fees incurred.

When the lost card belongs to a child under age 18, the parent or legal guardian who signed the library card application is the responsible party.

Card holders must replace the card in person. There may be a $1 charge for each card replacement.

Updated 1/29/15
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