LIBRARY CARDS

To check out materials, each library customer must have a valid library card.  There is no charge for the initial library card for any resident of California.  There is a fee for replacing a lost, stolen, or damaged card.  Library cards are non-transferable.  Fees are established within the City of Santa Clarita Fee Schedule.

LOAN PERIODS AND NUMBER OF RENEWALS ALLOWED

Reference Materials:  Reference materials do not circulate

Adult and Juvenile Books:  21 days; 3 renewals

Sound Recordings:  21 days; 3 renewals

DVDs:  7 days; 3 renewals

Magazines:  7 days; 3 renewal

HOLDS

If an item is not available or is located at another library, a customer can place a hold on it.  When available, it will be delivered to the Santa Clarita Public Library location of the customer’s choice.  There is no charge for placing a hold on an item available via the Santa Clarita Public Library catalog.  Some items may not be holdable. All items must be checked out on the card that placed the request.

INTERLIBRARY LOANS

If an item is not available to borrow from either the Santa Clarita Public Library’s collection or the Inland Library Network’s collection the item can be requested via Interlibrary Loan from another library system.  A nominal fee, as established in the City of Santa Clarita Fee Schedule, will be charged for Interlibrary Loans.

FINES

Fines for overdue items checked out with an adult card or a juvenile card is established in the City of Santa Clarita Fee Schedule. Fines paid with NSF checks will be assigned a $55 fee by the City Cashier’s Office.

RECOVERING OVERDUE MATERIALS

The Santa Clarita Public Library will attempt to send an overdue notice to the customer 14 days after the item is due.  At 28 days after the item is due, a bill is sent to the customer requesting that the item be returned and fines paid or the cost of the item.  Six weeks after an item is due, the Santa Clarita Public Library will send the customer’s account to a collection agency.