Borrowing Info

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Borrowing Info2021-04-09T13:36:45-07:00

Get a Library Card

Any resident of California can register for a card free of charge at any of the three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library. Out-of-state residents will be charged $3.00 for a card. You can email and show ID to pick up your card in person, or you can register in person at any of the three Santa Clarita Public Library branches.

ID required is either a valid driver’s license or DMV ID with your current address, or, if you don’t have a valid driver’s license or DMV ID, two pieces of identification, one that establishes your identity (preferably a government-issued identification) and something that also establishes your current address.

Parents must sign for children under the age of 18 and are responsible for all materials checked out on their cards.

You must have your library card to check out materials. We will provide a one-time courtesy look-up without the library card.

The Santa Clarita Public Library conforms to California law regarding the confidentiality of library patron records. This means that without written permission from the cardholder library staff cannot share any information about the record with any other person, even a parent or spouse. Please speak to library staff to find out to how to permit another person to access your record if you choose.

Loan Periods and Renewals

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

You can check out a total of 50 items on your library card at a time. Of those you can check out 10 audio visual items at a time, this includes DVD’s, CD’s and audiobooks.

How to Renew an Item

You can renew your items through our online catalog or by contacting the library through phone or email. To renew items in our catalog you will need to log into My Account, next click on your name in the left hand column then select “Items Out” you will then have the option to renew items, unless there are outstanding hold requests or you have already renewed an item 3 times.

Items will auto-renew up to 3 times, unless there are outstanding hold requests on them. Notices are sent out 3 days before the due dates.

Items that have outstanding hold requests are unable to be renewed and are due back to the library by the indicated due date. Items are due back to the library after the maximum of 3 renewals are reached. Overdue fines apply for items returned after the due date.

How to Place a Hold

You can place a hold on an item through our catalog or by calling the library. To place a hold on an item in our catalog, simply select search the catalog for the books or other library materials you need. Click on “Place Request”, if you have not previously logged in you will be asked for your library card number and PIN. Next select a pick up library and click Submit Request. Items usually arrive in 2-5 business days if the item is available.

Fee Schedule

Outstanding library book fees can be paid online.

Pay Fees Online

Overdue fines

$.30 per item per day for overdue adult materials
$.15 per item per day for overdue juvenile materials
$10.00 maximum per item
$15 fee for items referred to a collection agency


(Lost status is triggered when overdue fines exceed $10.00)
The replacement cost of the item


Replacement card – $1
Out-of-state card – $3
ILL fee – $3