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 (see Policies). After 5 years of no activity, library accounts are removed from our database.    

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
All Other Adult Movies $1 for 7 days (unlimited renewals, $1 per renewal)
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 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
Charging Cords 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)
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): Arabic, 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.


Overdue Charges

Movies, Video Games, & Board Games $1.00 / day
Textbooks $5.00 / hour
Mobile Equipment (Chromebooks, Wi-Fi Hotspots, FlipPals, Charging cords) $10.00 / day
All Other Adult Materials $.30 / day
Inter-Library Loan $3.00 / day
(There are no overdue charges on Children's, Teen, or eLibrary 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, 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, 10, and 21 days overdue by telephone, email, or text message. Notification preferences can be modified from your online account or by 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.

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.


Any questions?  Please contact the Circulation Department at (310)377-9584 and select option 2.