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|
|Library cards are valid for 10 years, excluding teacher cards and volunteer cards. After 5 years of no activity, library accounts are removed from our database.|
|Items may be renewed if there are no holds.|
|New Movies||7 days (1 renewal), max 3 checkouts concurrently|
|All Other Adult Movies||7 days (unlimited renewals)|
|New Books||14 days (unlimited renewals)|
|"Lucky Day" New Books||7 days (no renewals), max 2 checkouts concurrently|
|Video Games||14 days (1 renewal), max 3 checkouts concurrently|
|Magazines||7 days (1 renewal)|
|Textbooks & Charging Cords||2 hours in-library use only (1 renewal)|
|State Parks Passes||21 days (no renewals), max 1 checkout|
|Board Games||21 days (1 renewal), max 3 checkouts concurrently|
|Chromebooks, Wi-Fi Hotspots, FlipPals||21 days (3 renewals), max 1 checkout of each type|
|All Other Materials||21 days (unlimited renewals)|
|eLibrary Materials||See eLibrary page (varies by vendor and/or publisher)|
PVLD provides books, DVDs, newspapers, and more in languages including (but not limited to): Bengali, Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Check our online catalog or call a reference librarian to see if we have the language you need.
|PVLD is FINE FREE for all items except Inter-Library Loans.|
|Placing Holds (max 30 holds per library card)||Free, must be picked up within 7 days|
|Placing Inter-Library Loans||$2.00 each|
|Non pick up of Inter-Library Loan||$5.00|
|Overdue Inter-library Loan||$3.00 / day|
Fees and charges may be paid through your account online, the PVLD App, in-person at any of our locations, or by calling (310)377-9584 and selecting option 2.
Patrons with overdue materials receive notices at 3, 7, and 21 days overdue by telephone, email, or text message. Notification preferences can be modified from your online account or by calling the library.
PVLD does not have daily overdue fines. However, at 30 days overdue, a Bill for Replacement of the overdue item(s) is mailed through the U.S. mail. Failure to return materials may result in the borrower’s account being turned over to Unique National Collections, a materials recovery agency, and an additional $15.00 processing fee is charged.
Damaged or lost items are charged to the patron for the replacement cost of the item plus a processing fee. We do not accept patron purchased replacement items.
Please read about our Claims Return process for items that are believed to have been returned.