To apply for a library card, please click on the link below and print the application. Fill out the application and bring it, a photo ID and proof of address with you to the library to receive your library card. See the information below regarding parents’ signatures for youth. Additional information is also provided on borrower privileges and limitations.
You can also apply for a library card online. Press here. Then, click the “here to register now” link to begin. You will still need to go to a library to pick up your card and verify your identity.
Applicants 13 years of age and older must present one valid photo identification that shows the current residential address. If the photo identification does not show the current residential address, another form of identification with the residential address is required (e.g. current utility bill, mail, or checkbook). For applicants under the age of 18 who may not have a photo identification with proof of residential address, the parent/legal guardian may provide proof.
All applicants under the age of 18 must have their form signed by a parent/legal guardian. The age at which a child may receive a library card is left to the discretion of the parent/legal guardian.
Applicants age 65 years and older receive a senior citizen’s status and are not charged overdue fines.
Applicants receiving a library card for the first time are issued a library card with a “new patron” status. Privileges/limitations for new patrons for the first 60 days are as follows:
- A limit of five items may be checked out at a time. Items must be returned before checking out additional material. The items must be returned to a staff member at the Circulation Desk for check in. When returning items and not checking out additional material, the items may be returned in the bookdrops.
- All fines and fees must be paid before additional items may be checked out.
- Renewed material will be included in the five-item limit.
- Five items may be reserved at a time.
After 60 days, contingent upon having paid all fines and returned all items, new patron limitations no longer apply.
Applicants (with a current mailing address) but without proof of current residential address may be issued a library card with limited checkout privileges.
- A limit of two books* may be checked out at a time (*other formats are not available for checkout). Books must be returned before checking out additional ones and must be returned to a staff member at the Circulation Desk for check in. Books may be returned in the bookdrops when no additional books are checked out.
- All fines and fees must be paid before additional books may be checked out.
- Renewed books will be included in the two-book limit.
After 60 days, visit the Circulation Desk to renew your card. At that time, contingent upon having paid all fines and fees and returned all items due, your status will be changed from that of a New Patron to either an Adult, Senior, Juvenile or Juvenile Restricted Patron. You will then be able to renew material by telephone or on-line and reserve up to 10 items. Lending privileges associated with each classification are as follows:
Adult Patrons (18-64 years of age) and Senior Patrons (65 years and over) may check out up to 50 items*, and Juvenile Patrons (0 to 17 years of age) may check out up to 25 items* subject to the limitations below. In addition, Juvenile Restricted Patrons (0 to 17 years of age) may check out up to 25 items* from the Children’s Section only.
|Material*||Limitations||Loan Period||4 Week Renewal
(1 time only)
|New Adult Fiction||2 weeks||No||$0.20/day|
|New Adult Nonfiction||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Adult Fiction and Nonfiction||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Adult Large Print Books||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Books on Cassette||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Books on CD||10||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Media (Book with CD/Tape/Video)||5||2 weeks||No||$1.00/day|
|Paperbacks (with “PB” on spine)||4 weeks||–||–|
|Test Review Books||1||2 weeks||No||$0.20/day|
|Braille Books||No limit||No limit||–||–|
|Magazines & Comic Books||10||2 weeks||No||$0.20/day|
|LPs, CDs, Music Cassettes||10||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Children’s Books and Audio Books||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|Children’s Cassette/CD Book Sets||3||4 weeks||Yes||$0.20/day|
|MISCELLANEOUS FEE SCHEDULE|
|Holds (if not picked up by the 7th day after notification||$0.25 each|
|Lost card replacement||$2.00|
|Lost item***||Replacement cost + $7.50 processing fee|
|Damaged item***||Replacement cost + $7.50 processing fee|
|Maximum fine per overdue adult item***||$10.00|
|Maximum fine per overdue children’s item***||$5.00|
|Missing or damaged barcode/case/cover||Varies. Please see Circulation Staff.|
|Interlibrary loan requests||$1.00 (refundable if item not available)|
|Interlibrary loan late fee||$3.00/day|
Please note: Fines and fees are set by Oxnard City Council Resolution No. 14,314, April 23, 2013
* Limit of 5 items per same subject/Dewey Decimal Number.
** Not assessed to Senior Patrons
*** The system will not permit use of expired cards or cards assessed with lost/damaged items or charges of $5.00 or more. Cards without fees or lost or damaged items will be renewed annually.
For further information regarding borrower services, please contact staff at the Circulation Desk at (805) 385-7507.
page last updated: April 17, 2019