Important Changes to Note:
Adult library card holders may checkout 50 items in total, while minors may checkout 25 items in total per library card account. All patrons may place holds on up to 25 items. All new items, including children’s materials, can be checked out for 14 days. All other materials, including DVDs and test booklets, may be checked out for 28 days, with one renewal allowed as long as no holds have been placed on your borrowed item.
How to get a Library Card
California residents over age 18 may apply for a free Library Card that may be used at the Main Library, South Oxnard Branch, and Colonia Branch Libraries to borrow materials. For cardholders who are under 18 the application must be signed by a parent or guardian in person. All California residents may apply for a digital card that provides access to computers and free online resources only.
Applications are available at all locations and can also be found in English and Spanish here:
Photo ID, and proof of address such as a utility bill, or piece of delivered mail with name and address, is required to receive your Library Card. Military personnel may present their military ID and proof of address for their permanent home of record.
A parent or guardian of a minor may choose whether to limit materials borrowed to items in the children’s collections only, or permit borrowing from all Library collections. Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that borrowed materials are age appropriate.
By applying for a library card account you agree to return borrowed materials, maintain the account in good standing, to immediately report a lost library card or change of address, to observe library policies and code of conduct as well as to pay any accrued account charges.
Library Card Account Access
Your Library Card number and 4-digit PIN, which defaults to the last 4 digits of your phone number unless you change it, provides access to your account online and to the Library computers. You are encouraged to view item due dates, renew items if available, place Holds, and view any fees that may have accrued on your account. Library cards expire 3 years after registration. Please call Circulation at (805) 385-7507, or visit an Oxnard Public Library with your valid photo ID and proof of address if you have forgotten your PIN, need to reactivate an expired card, or to get a replacement card for a nominal $2.00 charge.
Please see your checkout receipt and check your account online for the due dates of items that you borrow as some dates may vary. New items may be borrowed for 14 days with no renewals and other items for 28 days with one renewal.
Items that have renewals available may be renewed for 28 days online through “My Account”, at the Library, or over the phone at (805) 385-7507 (Main Library), (805) 385-8129 (South Oxnard Branch Library) or (805) 385-8108 (Colonia Branch Library).
You may search the collections online and place a Hold on up to 25 items. Patrons are notified by email when items are ready for pickup. You may check “My Account” online anytime, or call the Library during open hours for the status of your Hold. Held items that are not picked up within 7 days of notification accrue a .25 cent reshelving fee on the patron’s account. For assistance with selecting materials, or for information on how to place your requested item on Hold please contact the Librarians at your closest Library-(805) 385-7532 (Main Library), (805) 385-8129 (South Oxnard Branch Library) or (805) 385-8108 (Colonia Branch Library).
Fines and Fees
Borrowing privileges extend to cardholders owing less than $5.00 on their account per Oxnard City Council Resolution No. 14,314 April 23, 2013. Payments may be made by cash or check, made payable to the City of Oxnard at your local library. Checks submitted with insufficient funds are subject to additional fees.
|Item Type||Amount||Maximum Charge||Reason|
|Late charge: most materials||.20 cents||$10.00||Per item per day except for the following items|
|Late charge: DVDs||$1.00||$10.00||Per item per day|
|Interlibrary Loan requests||$1.00||$1.00||Per item payable when the item is picked up|
|Interlibrary Loan Late charge||$3.00||Per item per day|
|Interlibrary Loan Lost item fee||$30.00||Lost ILL item replacement fees are subject approval by the lending Library|
|Library Card and Item Barcode Replacements||$2.00||$2.00||Single replacement fee|
|Lost or damaged items||Varies||Replacement cost plus $7.50 processing fee|
|Holds: not picked up||.25 cents||.25 cents||Per item not picked up|
page last updated: July 20, 2021