Due to COVID-19, curbside pickup is not handling any cash. Payments can be made through your online account.

Library Card Use

Apply for a library card here  
Lost your card? Let us know here  
Must be a California resident to use a PVLD library card  
Fines must be less than $25.00 to use library services  

Loan Periods

Items may be renewed if there are no holds.  
New Movies $2 for 2 days (1 renewal, $2 per renewal), max 3 checkouts concurrently
"Non-new" Adult Movies $1 for 7 days (unlimited renewals, $1 per renewal)
Rental Books $2 for 7 days (unlimited renewals)
New Books 14 days (unlimited renewals)
Magazines 7 days (1 renewal)
Textbooks & Chromebooks 2 hours in-library use only (1 renewal)
All Other Adult Materials 21 days (unlimited renewals)
All Children's and Teen Materials 21 days (unlimited renewals)

Overdue Charges

Movies $1.00 / day
Video Games $1.00 / day
Textbooks & Chromebooks $5.00 / hour
All Other Adult Materials $.30 / day
Inter-Library Loan $3.00 / day
(There are no overdue charges on Children’s and Teen Materials)  

Service Charges

Placing Holds Free, must be picked up within 7 days
Holds not picked up after notification $1.00 each
Placing Inter-Library Loans $2.00 each
Non pick up of Inter-Library Loan $5.00

Fees and overdue charges may be paid through your account online, the PVLD App, or by calling 310-377-9584. Patrons with overdue materials receive notices at 3, 10, and 24 days overdue by telephone, email, or text message. Notification preferences can be modified from your online account or calling the library. At 45 days overdue, a Bill for Replacement of the overdue item(s) is mailed through the U.S. mail. Bills over $75.00 that are not paid or resolved within 30 days are turned over to Unique National Collection Agency and an additional $15.00 processing fee is charged. Please read about our Claims Return process for items that are believed to have been returned.