Residents of Kings County may apply for a library card at any branch. By obtaining a library card, this will allow the holder to use the full range of library services in Kings County and in the member libraries of the San Joaquin Valley Library System.
To obtain a library card, patrons must present a picture ID (Drivers License, CA ID, Passport, Consular ID, Military ID, School ID, Check Cashing Card, Work ID), verify current address (official mail example rental reciept, utility bill, checkbook) and complete a library card application.
Anyone under the age of 18 wishing to have a library card must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardian. Additionally, parents must fill out the application and provide the proper documentation as listed above. Parents and legal guardians assume full financial responsibility for anything checked out on their child's library card.
The first library card is free. Lost or stolen cards are $2.00 to replace. Please report lost or stolen cards immediately.
Patrons MUST have your library card present when you check out library materials or use computers with Internet capability.
Patrons MUST bring your library card and library materials with you to renew library materials.
Patrons owing more than $5.00 in fines are unable to checkout library materials.
Patrons owing more than $5.00 are unable to have additional library cards created for their children.
Patrons can renew library materials online one time through the ValleyCat or by calling TeleCirc toll free at (866) 290-8681.
Books check out for three weeks and can be renewed ONE time, if there are no holds. Staff and our computerized renewal system, will not renew books more than once.
Library card applications are available in English and Spanish to print, fill out, and then return to the nearest library location to recieve a library card.
Library Loan Time Limits:
Books - 3 weeks
DVDs - One week (as long as there are no holds)
TV series (set) DVDs – 3 weeks (as long as there are no holds)
Magazines check out for one week no renewals
Short Loans check out for two weeks no renewals
Note: These limits apply to Kings County Library items only. Items from other county libraries are subject to their rules.