Getting a Library Card

ADULT CARDS Requirements for Issuance

- You must be a California resident

- Valid California Driver's License or California Identification Card with picture and correct address as issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

NOTE:
Any alteration to the driver's license or identification card, except information on an official Department of Motor Vehicles document, will not be accepted as address verification. No photostatic copies will be accepted.

- Valid California Driver's License or California Identification Card with picture and incorrect address. Must show current address verification (e.g.: bill from recognized local or national business; current bank statement; current property tax statement) Issue card over the counter.

- Picture identification (e.g.: school I.D.; work I.D.; bus pass; out-of-state driver's license) and address verification (e.g.: bill from recognized local or national business; current bank statement; current property tax statement) Issue card over the counter

- No identification. No application will be accepted and no library card will be issued.

NOTE:
Group Residential Centers or Workshops wishing to have their residents or clients issued library cards shall provide the library with a typewritten or computer generated list of those persons for whom they wish to have cards issued. The list shall be presented by the person assuming responsibility for the group's library visits. The list shall include full legal name and correct address for each person to whom a card is to be issued. The person assuming responsibility for the group shall verify all information on the applications before they are presented to the Loan Services Division. The facility, since it is under no obligation to assume financial responsibility for the debts of the residents or clients, shall agree in writing to forward all correspondence from Pomona Public Library or any agency delegated by the Library for collection of past due accounts, to residents or clients who have changed addresses. An address verification card will be mailed to each applicant. No material may be borrowed until the address verification card is received in the mail and brought to the library by the patron. At that time, upon identification verification by the person assuming responsibility for the group, the card will be issued.

YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY CARDS - Requirements for Issuance

- You must be a California resident
- Persons possessing a valid high school ASB card or 14 - 17 years of age shall be considered young adults.

- Young adults shall sign their own applications and library cards.

- Young adults shall meet the same requirements for issuance of library as stated for adults.

- Young adults may also use their parent's or legal guardian's identification. In such cases, the parent's or legal guardian's identification must meet the same requirements as for issuance of an adult card.


CHILDREN'S LIBRARY CARDS - Requirements for Issuance

- You must be a California resident

- Persons in grades 8 and below or under the age of 14 shall be considered children.

- Children will use parent's or legal guardian's identification. The parent's or guardian's identification must meet the same requirements as for issuance of an adult card.

- A child's library card application and library card must be signed by a parent or legal guardian

NOTE:

Teachers wishing to have their students issued library cards and for whom no Identification is available, shall present the library card applications to the Circulation Desk. The teacher shall have verified that all applications are filled out legibly and correctly. After Loan Services Staff has verified that the student is qualified to receive a library card, an address verification card will be mailed to the parent of each applicant. No material may be borrowed until the address verification card is received and brought to the library by the child with parent's I.D., by the parent with I.D., or by the teacher. At that time the card will be issued. The card must be signed by the parent or guardian before it is valid.