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 
  • Pick up items at any library and return them to any library (we have 28 locations!)
  • Give life to your music and design ideas in our makerspaces
  • Take your kids to local museums for free
  • Join us for daily entertaining and educational events for all ages 
What to know about your library card
  • You can shop our collection by searching our catalog from home or at a library
  • 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:
    • Online via My Account;
    • By calling (916) 264-2920;
    • Or coming into any of our libraries
How late fees work
If you owe more than $5 in fines, you may not check out materials or use the library's public access computers.
  • Magazines — $0.05 per magazine per day up to $1
  • Adult items — $0.25 per item per day up to $5
  • Damaged or lost items — the original price of the item
  • Replacement cost for lost Link+ items — determined by library partner up to $115
  • Returned check fee — $30 per check
Fines can be paid online via My Account or at a library. Long overdue accounts may be sent to a collection agency and charged an additional fee of $10.

Fees are not incurred on digital items (ebooks, audiobooks, etc.) or materials categorized for kids and teens.

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 fines, give us a call to discuss any outstanding balances.

How do I make changes to my Library card?

Make updates via My Account or call us at (916) 264-2920.

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