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Library Cards & Your Account
Library cards are available for free to permanent and temporary residents of California. With a County of Los Angeles library card, you can:
How to Get a Library Card
If your library card is lost or stolen, report it immediately to a County Library. Replacement cards cost $3.00.
Library Cards for Children and Teens
There is no minimum age requirement to apply for a library card. Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their library card application. On the application, parents/ guardians have the opportunity to restrict their child from checking out DVDs and videocassettes. For a child to access the Internet , parents/ guardians must be present in the library and fill out an Internet Access Permission form. All fines/ fees are the responsibility of the parent/ guardian.
How to get a PIN
A PIN allows you to place holds and access your account online, use the Library's public computers and access wireless Internet. You are given a PIN when you first apply for a library card. If you have a library card but do not have a PIN or have forgotten it, you can request a PIN online or by calling a County Library.
Customers who are ineligible for library cards (for example, people traveling from out of state), can apply for a computer card that allows them access to the Library's public computers and wireless Internet. Computer cards are valid for one month.
How to Access Your Account
You can access your library account by logging into the online catalog (top-right corner) and clicking "My Account." From here, you can:
You library card expiration date is displayed under your name in the top-right corner of the page once you are logged into the online catalog. To renew your library card, call a County Library.