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Stanislaus County Library
SCL: Library Services
  • Library Card Information

 

Library Cards

Stanislaus County Library cards are available at all library branches and can be used for library services at all 13 libraries in the Stanislaus County Library System. The requirements for a library card, which is free, are as follows:

  • A piece of identification, such as a California DMV identification card or driver's license, is required.
  • Customers must also provide proof of current address, such as a utility bill, to verify their mailing address.
  • Library card applications for customers 17 years old or younger require a parent's or a legal guardian's signature.
  • There is a $1.00 replacement charge for a lost card.
  • If you change your name, address, or phone number please notify us by calling (209) 558-7808 or your local branch.
  • Please call (209) 558-7808 immediately if your card is lost or stolen; call Monday-Thursday 10 am - 9 pm, Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

    You may also complete an application online. More information is available here.

  • Loan Periods, Limits and Renewals

    Item Recommended Limits
    Adult & Teen Books
     
    Adult Fiction None
    Adult & Teen Non-Fiction None
    Teen Fiction None

    Audio-Visual Materials

     
    Children's Kits None
    Books on Tape None
    Books on CD None
    DVD 4

    Children's Books

     
    Children's Fiction None
    Picture Books None
    Folklore and Poetry None
    Children's Non-Fiction None
    Children's Holiday Books None

    Other Materials

     
    Encyclopedias 4
    Magazines 4 per title, no limit on total number
    eBooks 2

    Number of holds per library card

    35
    Number of eBook holds per library card 5

    All materials check out for 21 days.

    Books and magazines may be returned to any library in the county system, either inside the library or at the curbside book drops that are located at many of the libraries. The Modesto Library has two book drops, one in front of the library and one just inside the front door. Please return all materials by the due date. Materials not returned on time are subject to the following:

    1. Fines of 25 cents per day per item for all items will be levied.
    2. If materials are overdue, one courtesy reminder will be sent to you by phone or e-mail. Please inform us of any changes to your address, phone number, or e-mail address.
    3. If you do not return materials after the courtesy reminder, your account will be sent to a collection agency. A $7.50 collection fee will be added to the charges you owe.
    4. If you accumulate charges above $5.00, the library must suspend your checkout privileges until payment has been received.

    If your card is lost or stolen, contact us at (209) 558-7808 immediately. Replacement cards cost $1.00.

    Renewals

    Library materials may be renewed twice unless there is a hold on the item.
    eBooks may not be renewed.

    Holds

    Holds on library material must be checked out within 7 library business days once available.
    eBook holds must be check out within 3 days once available.

    Fees for Replacement of Lost or Damaged Items

      Cost of the item Replacement cost
    General Non-Fiction
    Hardback: 
    $29.99 and under $30.00
      $30.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Paperback: 
    $14.99 and under $15.00
      $15.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Spanish: 
    All Retail price plus $5.00*
    Large Print: 
    $29.99 and under $30.00
      $30.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Cliff Notes/Monarch: 
    All Retail price plus $5.00*
         
    General Fiction
    Hardback: 
    $26.49 and under $26.50
      $26.50 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Paperback: 
    $7.99 and under $8.00
      $8.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Spanish: 
    All Retail price plus $5.00*
    Large Print: 
    $26.49 and under $26.50
      $26.50 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
         
    General Audio/Video
    DVDs: 
    $19.99 and under $20.00 per title
    $20.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Multi-part DVDs: 
    $19.99 and under per part $20.00 per part
    $20.00 and over per part Retail price plus $5.00*
    Book-on-Tape: 
    All $12.50 per cassette
    Book on CD: 
    All $12.50 per disc
    Playaway: 
    $42.99 and under $43.00
      $43.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
         
    Children's Books
    Hardback: 
    $17.99 and under $18.00
    $18.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Paperback: 
    $4.99 and under $5.00
    $5.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Boardbook: 
    $4.99 and under $5.00
    $5.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Spanish: 
    All Retail price plus $5.00*
         
    Children's Audio/Video
    Children's Book-on-Tape: 
    All $12.50 per cassette
    Children's Book on CD: 
    All $12.50 per disc
    Children's Kit: 
    All $12.00
    Children's Music CDs: 
    All $15.00 per disc plus $5.00*
    Children's Playaway: 
    $42.99 and under $43.00
    $43.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Children's DVDs: 
    $19.99 and under $20.00 per title
    $20.00 and over Retail price plus $5.00*
    Children's Multi-part DVDs: 
    $19.99 and under per part $20.00 per part
    $20.00 and over per part Retail price plus $5.00*
         
    * The $5.00 is a standard processing fee

     
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    Revised: February 13, 2014
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