Borrowers Guidelines

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Borrowers Guidelines

Registration For Borrower's Privileges

The Livermore Public Library maintains records of pertinent information on qualified borrowers of library materials. This information is confidential and is for the use of the Library only in the day to day transaction of Library business.

Borrowers are issued library cards which must be presented when materials are checked out for home use.

Qualifications for Registration

Any individual wishing to obtain a library card may complete an application online.

Upon completion of the application, an individual must present to the staff member accepting the application one of the following pieces of identification which will verify the individual's identity as indicated:

  1. California Driver's License with photograph
  2. U.S. Immigration & naturalization Green Card with photograph
  3. California Identification Card with photograph
  4. U.S. Passport
  5. Student ID Card with photograph
  6. Any other photographic identification

An individual must also verify that the address listed on the application card is, in fact, his/her residence. The individual may show the staff member any of the above items with the appropriate address on it.

If an individual does not have any of the above identification with the current address on it, one or more of the following may be used for address verification only.

  1. Imprinted bank checks
  2. Utility bill for name and current address
  3. Rent receipt or proof of ownership papers
  4. Mail addressed to them at the indicated address

If an individual has no acceptable item to verify identity, a library card cannot be issued.

If an individual has acceptable identification but cannot verify the current address, a library card may be issued to the individual but the individual will be limited to two (2) items until the individual receives the card in the mail. All library cards will be mailed to borrowers within two weeks of initial registration.

Borrower's Responsibility

The registration card is an agreement between the Livermore Public Library and the borrower in which the borrower agrees to abide by the rules of the Library and to be responsible for all library materials checked out on the card. A borrower so indicates agreement to be responsible when he/she signs the registration card and the library card in the appropriate place. Library privileges will not be granted if an individual refuses to sign the registration card. Privileges may be withdrawn if a borrower does not abide by Library rules or abuses library privileges.

Juvenile borrowers who are under sixteen (16) years of age and cannot be held legally responsible must have registration cards signed by either a parent and/or guardian who is legally responsible for them. Appropriate identification must be shown of both the registered borrower and the individual signing for responsibility. (Applications for cards may be taken home, but must be returned with the appropriate signature and identification for verification of that signature.)

Registration Period

Library cards are good for three (3) years. Upon expiration, they may be renewed by verifying an individual's address and reissuing the card for another year. All outstanding fines and fees must be paid before a card may be renewed.

Change of Address

It is the borrower's responsibility to notify the Library of any change in address, phone number or name.

Lost Cards

A borrower who has lost a library card may have the card replaced for a cost of $1.00. A new identification number is issued and a new card made. Should the borrower subsequently find the lost library card, this card will no longer be valid and should be destroyed. Any outstanding materials and fines or fees are transferred to the new card when it is issued.