Pacific Grove Public Library

Library Cards & Loan Periods

Fines & Fees

Holds - Outreach Service

General Info

How to Get a Library Card

Library cards are free for California residents. Non-California residents may purchase a card for $4.50.

Cards are issued to any child who can write her/his name. A parent or legal guardian’s signature is required for young people under 14. Click here for Parental Signature Form. A card is necessary to check out materials. A borrower is responsible for all materials checked out on her/his card.

You may obtain a Pacific Grove Public Library card by visiting the Library and completing a library card application, or apply for a card online. If you apply online you will receive a temporary card number. You will then need to bring that temporary card number along with proof of residence address to the Pacific Grove Public Library Circulation Desk within two weeks in order to obtain your actual library card.

Verification of Address

When you pick up your library card, please bring verification of your address with you. Anyone of the following documents can be used to verify your address:

Loan Periods

Most circulating materials can be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed twice if there is no waiting list for them. Periodicals and videos may not be renewed.

The number of books that can be checked out is unlimited with the occasional exception of limits on seasonal and holiday books.

One art print may be checked out at a time. Art prints circulate for one month and may be renewed twice.

Main Desk
Fines & Fees
Adult items $.50 per day Maximum fine - $10.00 or cost of item, whichever is less.
Children's items $.25 per day. Maximum fine - $5.00 or cost of item, whichever is less.
Non-California Resident Card $4.50
Lost library cards $2.50
Lost library materials Replacement cost of the item plus $10.00 processing fee, except mass market paperbacks, which are billed at $5.00.
Interlibrary Loan $3.00 per request, payable at time of request (This service is temporarily unavailable).


All library materials may have holds placed on them. Patrons with library cards can use the online catalog to place holds on items owned by Pacific Grove that are checked out. Materials not owned by the Library usually can be obtained through interlibrary loan. Pacific Grove residents may also place holds on items owned by the Monterey Public Library.

Outreach Service
Library staff and volunteers deliver library materials to patrons unable to visit the library. For information about this service, contact Linda Pagnella at 648-5760, ext. 21.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions,

please call 831-648-5762.