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Get a Library Card
To obtain a library card from the Beaumont Library District, a member must provide the following information:
- Current street address
- Telephone number
- Valid ID (California Driver’s License, Permit, or ID, Consulate Card)
- Valid proof of residency (current address on ID, California automobile registration listing an address within District boundaries, property escrow papers, rental agreements 12 months or longer, or voter registration postcard.
Children Getting Cards
Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is eligible for a library card. The parent or guardian must obtain a card before a child may do so.
Young children must be able to write their first and last name to qualify for a card.
Children aged 10 and older may check out DVDs and use the internet only with parental permission.
Replace a Lost Library Card
When a card is lost you have 2 choices: you can have your number looked up and written down for you for $1 (if you choose this option we recommend entering your card number into your phone for future reference) or you can purchase a new library card for $5.
Please keep in mind that you are responsible for any items checked out on your account using either your card or number. If your card is lost or stolen, please let us know so that we can block your account from unapproved use.
Access My Account
You can access your account online by entering your library card number and PIN.
Place a Hold
Search the Catalog for the book or movie you are interested in and click the Place Hold button. If you are not already logged into your account you will be prompted to enter your card number and PIN. Then click Submit Hold.
If the item is already available on the shelf it will stay there until you come in to pick it up. If the item is checked out when you place your hold, you will be notified by phone or email when it is available for you to pick up.
Renew a Book
Login to My Account using your library card number and PIN, click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen, click Account Activity, and click the Renew Loan button under each item that you wish to renew. Books may be renewed once for an additional 2 weeks from the date of renewal as long as another member has not placed a hold on the book. When you renew items online, please ensure that a new due date is shown.
You can also renew a book over the phone 951-845-1357 or in person.
Check When My Materials are Due
Login to My Account with your library card number and PIN and click Account Activity.
This will allow you to view all of the items you currently have checked out along with the date each item is due. It is your responsibility to know when your items are due.
Pay My Fine
We take payments by cash, check, and credit card. There is a $1.00 transaction fee when paying with a credit card. Please come in to the library if you would like to pay a fine.
Use a Computer or Printer at the Library
You can login to one of our public computers with your library card number for 1 hour or 1 session per day.
From the public computers you may print in black and white for $0.10 per page. We do not print in color. To print from your own device click here or download the PrinterOn app from your device's app store.
Additional instructions (PDF) are available here.
Subscribe to the Library Newsletter
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