It is the intent of this policy to provide for a simple process for a library patron to obtain a library card and its associated privileges. The requirements for Adult, Young Adult, and Children’s library cards are set forth below. A unique 4-digit PIN number can be acquired when the patron first signs up for a library card, or may be requested at any time thereafter. Patrons requesting a PIN after the issuance of their library card will need to make the request in person at the library and present a valid photo ID. Patrons will need to use a PIN in order to utilize library’s self-service kiosk, Open + extended hours and services, as well as the patron’s online account.
There is no charge for your First Library Card.
Replacement cards are $1.00 (photo ID verification is required).
Library Card for Adults
A library patron who is an adult will need to provide a valid photo ID which bears the patron’s current mailing address. If the patron’s ID does not bear their current mailing address, the patron will need to provide separate documentation proving their current mailing address.
Some examples of what is acceptable ID and proof of patron’s address are: Valid & Unexpired Photo ID:
- Driver’s License
- State Photo ID Card
- Military ID Card
- Mexican Consulate ID Card
Proof of Current Mailing Address
- Utility Bills (phone, electricity, water, )
- Car Registration (Must be valid)
- Mail with a current postal cancellation (Please note that junk mail or General Delivery items are not accepted)
Library Cards for Children
A library patron who is child will require a co-signer. Acceptable co-signers include parents, grandparents or legal guardians. Proof of the co-signer’s relation to the child is required, and all co-signers must provide a valid photo ID and proof of current mailing address, as described above.
Library Cards for Young Adults
A library patron who is a young adult does not need a co-signer if they have a current student body card from their local high school or junior high school. If the young adult does not have a student body card, then they must have a co-signer. Acceptable co-signers include parents, grandparents, or legal guardians. Proof of the co-signer’s relation to the young adult is required, and all co-signers must provide a valid photo ID and proof of current mailing address, as described above. The young adult patron’s signature is also required.
Digital Resource Card
The Tehama County Library will provide digital resource cards to patrons for outreach, community engagement or in instances where the library is not open to the public (COVID 19, Fires, Etc.) The digital resource card will allow full access to all digital content provided by the Tehama County Library. However, the resource card will not grant access to the library’s physical materials collection. To access the physical materials collection, the patron will need to visit the library and obtain a library card as described in this policy.
Approved by Tehama County Board of Supervisors 05/04/2021