Library Cards


Library Card: How to Get a Card, Borrowing Procedures and Policies

Library cards are free to applicants who reside within the Imperial Valley. To obtain an adult library card, patrons must present a picture ID with current address and complete a LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION. If ID does not have current address, patrons will have 30 days to bring proof of residence by providing the most current utility bill (water, gas, electricity, cable or telephone).

Patrons younger than 18 years old may be issued a library card if their parent's or guardian's signature is on the library card application.  Library cards are permanent and must be renewed every three years. We honor library cards from libraries in the Imperial Valley and San Diego area. Another option is to fill out the application and email it to including the picture ID and the utility bill. The library card will be mailed to the applicant.

Borrowing Procedures

In order to borrow library materials, you must present a valid Camarena Memorial Library card. Your library card is permanent, but it must be renewed every three years (renew in person at the library). When you sign your new card, you assume responsibility for anything that is checked-out on the card. If you change your address, please notify the library on your next visit. If your library card is ever lost or stolen, it is very important to notify the library as soon as possible, since you are responsible for items checked out on your card.

Loan Policy and Item Limits

Loan Periods

Books, audiobooks, paperbacks, magazines and comics have a loan period of 28 days with the option of 1 renewal. Audiovisuals (DVDs) have a loan period of 2 days. Audiovisuals must be checked out by an adult. Materials with reserves on them may not be renewed.


Items turned in after their due date have a fine of $.15 cents per day, per item for teen and adult library card holders. Children are charged $.05 cents per day, per item. Audiovisuals have a fine of $3.00 per day, per item.