Borrowing Guide

Borrowing Guide

GET TO YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT

 

GET A LIBRARY CARD

To get a FPL Library Card, you need:

  • Valid picture ID (Current, government-issued photo ID, like a CA Driver License) 
  • Proof of current address 

Your CA Driver License will meet both of our requirements! 

Use your card at the Main Library and the FPL Bluebox Vending Machine.

 

LOAN LIMITS

  • 35 physical items
  • 5 downloadable books from Overdrive

 

LOAN PERIODS

1 Day

  • New Feature DVDs

7 Days

  • Feature DVDs

2 Weeks

  • E-Books and E-Audiobooks (items will automatically return at the end of the loan period.)

3 Weeks

  • Books
  • Documentaries/Non-Fiction DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks
  • All Children's Items

 

RETURNING YOUR ITEMS

You may return your items inside the library during library hours, or outside of the library 24/7 in our book return, which is located to the left of the library's main entrance.

 

YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT

You can renew items, pay fines and reserve items. Visit Your Account.

 

RENEWALS

Most items may be renewed once.

Items that you may not renew include:

  • Feature DVDs.
  • E-Books and E-Audiobooks.
  • Items reserved for other patrons.
  • Items that have already been renewed.

 

Renew Online

Renew Items and pay your fines online by visiting: Your Account

 

Telephone Renewals

Available 24 hours a day via our automated phone service.

Call: (714) 738-3198

Follow the menu options:

  • Renew items.
  • List items on loan.
  • Find out what items are reserved for you.
  • Cancel a held item.
  • Check for overdue items.  

​ The automated system will call you if:

  • An item has been reserved for you.
  • You have overdue item(s).
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RESERVE AN ITEM

Reserve items through our online catalog.

For quicker service during regular operating hours, call: 714-738-6326

Failure to pick up a reserved item will result in a $1 fine.

 

EMAIL REMINDERS

You can sign up for email reminders about your account.

  • Due date reminders.
  • When you have overdue items.
  • If a reserved item is ready for you to pick up.

 

FPL NEWSLETTER

Receive an email of the FPL weekly newsletter.

  • Upcoming events
  • Book recommendations
  • Special announcements

 Sign up

 

BOOK DONATIONS

We gladly accept donations of books, magazines, DVDs etc. in good condition anytime the library is open. Place them in the donation shed on the west side of the library in the employee parking lot.

 

BORROWER RESPONSIBILITIES

When you receive a Fullerton Public Library card, you agree to be responsible for all materials borrowed, any overdue fines, and for any loss or damage of library materials.

Library materials are public property and the failure to return borrowed materials is a serious offense. Patrons who have items that are long overdue may be referred to a collection agency for recovery of materials and collection expenses. In-house computer access will be blocked at fines of $20 and above.

 

FINES/FEES (Partial List)

  • 25¢/day per item for adult materials
  • $1/day for feature DVDs
  • $5 processing fee + any fines on ALL items 3 weeks or more overdue
  • $5 processing fee + cost of the item on ALL lost or damaged materials

 

PAY FINES/FEES ONLINE

 In addition to paying fines and fees in person at the library, you may also pay online. Click here to Pay Fines.