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Library Cards

Apply in person at the library to obtain a Lodi Library card.

Click here for printable application form.

Due to concerns about the misuse of library card information, the Lodi Public Library requires that patrons have their library cards in hand in order to check out materials, use the computers, renew their cards, put money on their cards for copying, or effect any other library transaction. Library staff are not permitted to provide library card numbers or perform any library functions using a patron's personal ID. 

Adults

Any adult 18 years of age and older who is a resident of the State of California can be issued a Lodi Library card. Valid picture ID and proof of a permanent address is required. The preferred ID is a California Driver’s License or a California ID.  A passport, military ID, or green card can also be used.  A student ID can be used if the student is 18 or over.                       

Proof of address:  A document with the person’s name and address printed on it is also required as proof of address if the address on the picture ID is different than your current address.  Acceptable documents could include a utility bill, rent receipt, recent mail received, a printed check, or car registration.

Children

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian with valid photo ID/proof of address. 

Internet access

Adults and children who want to use the public computers and do not wish to check-out any materials may apply for an Internet card. Adults must provide a valid picture ID for themselves and their children.  Proof of permanent address is not required.

LIBRARY SERVICES

Loans

Most items can be borrowed for 3 weeks. You may have a total of 25 items checked out to you. This may include books, magazines, and media. Media limits are:
10 Audio Books
10 Children’s Cassettes
10 Music CDs
5 Adult or Teen DVDs
5 Children’s DVDs
Magazines are limited to 3 per title

Loan Period

Most materials are checked out for 3 weeks.

Renewals

Most items may be renewed in person, by telephone, or online. 3 renewals are allowed on each item unless the item is being held for another patron. Magazines may be renewed once.

Holds

Most items may be placed on hold in person, by telephone, or online.
When the item is available for pick up, we will email or mail you a notice.
Holds not picked up during the 10 day pick-up period will be charged a $1.00 per item restocking fee
Interlibrary loan holds fee:   $2.00 per item borrowed

Fines and Fees

Accessing your account online

The PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a personal code assigned to every user who has a library card. This is usually the last four digits of your phone number.  The primary purpose of the PIN is to allow you to view your checkouts, holds, bills, and requests, and to allow you to renew your items and to place holds online.  Once you login you may changed your PIN if you wish.  

To login:   Visit our website at:  www.lodi.gov/library

  1. Choose “My Account. You will be redirected to the Catalog.
  2. Choose “My Account” again.
  3. Choose which action you wish to take. Then log in:
  4. Your Card # is the 14 digit number under the barcode on your library card. Enter it without spaces.
  5. (Skip Alternate ID)
  6. Enter your PIN.