Starting September 28, eLibrary cards and temporary numbers will no longer work to log in on the public computers and book study rooms. To avoid losing access to these services, visit the Customer Service desk on the first floor to get a library card.
One-hour guest courtesy passes to use the computers are available at the second floor information desk and the reference desk in the Children’s Room.
For more information, visit the FAQ page.
This Policy outlines Mountain View Public Library borrower eligibility, privileges, and responsibilities.
Cardholders accept full responsibility for all materials borrowed on their card and for all associated charges and will report a lost or stolen card or change of address.
Cardholders agree to abide by Library policies and procedures. Parents/guardians are responsible for all materials used, and any lost or damaged charges accrued, through use of Library cards by their minor children.
Per California Government Code Section 6267, public library records are considered confidential. See the Library Confidentiality Policy for more information.
Library Card and Borrowing Regulations:
|Card Type||Current Photo I.D. Required||CA Address Required||Expiration||Check Out Physical Materials||Check Out LINK+ materials||Use Digital Resources||Use Library Computers and Study Rooms|
|Full Access card||Yes||Yes||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Limited card||Yes||No||None||Up to five (5) total items||No||Yes||Yes|
|No||Yes||When student leaves school||No||No||Yes||Yes|
Items and Loan Limits:
Up to 100 physical items per card may be borrowed at any given time.
|Books, Music CDs, and Audiobooks||4 weeks||100||3|
|30 per card total||3|
|Video Games||4 weeks||3||1|
|Book Club Kits||6 weeks||2 per card||1|
|Reference Materials||In-Library Use||N/A||N/A|
Damaged and Lost Items:
The Library does not charge overdue fees; however, when an item has been lost or damaged beyond Library use, the cardholder account will be charged the retail price of the item lost. If any part of an item is missing upon return, the full replacement cost of the item may be charged. Library accounts with $50 or more in fines will have borrowing privileges suspended. The replacement cost of a LINK+ item is set by the LINK+ consortium.
A lost item already paid for and found within six months of payment may be returned for a refund.
Payments of lost LINK+ items are nonrefundable.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees: June 19, 2006
Revised: September 16, 2019
Revised: December 9, 2019
Revised: July 20, 2020
Revised: October 18, 2021
Revised: September 19, 2022