Adults: A library card can be issued free of charge to a California resident, age 18 or over, with acceptable photo identification.
Juveniles: A parent or guardian must accompany the child, complete the library card application and show acceptable photo identification.
Juveniles 16 to 18 years old: Teenagers who have a driver's license may use it as identification and address verification. A parent or guardian must complete the library card application and sign it, but a parent or guardian need not be present.
Class Field Trips: After parent or guardian completes the library card application, children on class field trips will be issued a card with a one book limit until a parent or guardian comes in with photo identification.
Temporary Online Library Card: If you don't already have a library card you can register for a Temporary Library Card here. You will be able to access the library's online databases and request up to five item holds. Your temporary library card will expire after 14 days. To receive your permanent card, please show your photo ID to library staff at any El Dorado County Library.
If you need to renew items that the library charges a fee for, or that are overdue, you may do so and make your payment the next time you visit the library. Once an account reaches $20 no additional items may be renewed or checked out and no further online business may be conducted until the balance is brought below $20. Please call the library for further assistance.
If you are looking for a book or journal article that is not owned by any of the El Dorado County Library branches you may want to request the item through an Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided by the El Dorado County Library that allows you to borrow materials from other libraries. Anyone with an El Dorado County Library Card in good standing may request a book through Interlibrary Loan.
To borrow, fill out an ILL request form. Additional costs such as return postage or borrowing fees charged by the lending library are the responsibility of the patron. Patrons will be notified by telephone, usually within two to six weeks, when the requested materials arrive. Check our Interlibrary Loan Patron Agreement for more information.
If the library doesn't have your email address, please click here to complete the form, and library staff will update your record. Or have your card available and give the library a call.