Welcome to Your Library

A few things you can do with your Sacramento Public Library card:

  • Check out up to 60 items — most for up to 3 weeks
  • Download the ebook or audiobook version of a book you just heard about 
  • Find unexpected items like GoPro cameras, yard games and instruments available for check out in our Library of Things catalog 
  • Take your kids to local museums for free
  • Join us for entertaining and educational events for all ages 
What to know about your library card
  • Browse our collection by searching our catalog on any device or at a library
  • Place items on hold in your account and pick up at the location of your choice
  • You can request items not currently in our collection
  • Most items can be renewed up to 10 times if there isn’t a waitlist 
  • Renew your library items or make changes to your account:
    • Online via My Account;
    • By calling (916) 264-2952;
    • Or coming into any of our libraries
  • See our complete Borrowing Policy for full details
Have Questions?
What if I lose my library card?

Notify library staff as soon as possible by email or calling (916) 264-2920. You’re responsible for any items checked out using your library card before notifying us that it has been lost or stolen. 

How do I renew my card?

Call (916) 264-2920 or visit any Sacramento Public Library location to renew your card. You will need your current library card or photo identification, and an account balance of $0.00. If you have concerns about any charges, give us a call to discuss any outstanding balances.

Will I be fined if my item is overdue?

As of July 1, 2021, Sacramento Public Library will be fine free. You will not be charged fines on overdue items that are returned. Cardholders are responsible for lost or damaged materials and fees may apply.

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