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Library Cards

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Attention: Setting up your new MYSCLIBRARY account to access Library resources

In order to view your checkouts and due dates, renew items, and place holds, you will need to set up your new account.

First, log in to your account with your Library card number and PIN. From there you will create a unique username. Users under the age of 14 will have preset options. For help, call 408-615-2970 or take a look at our account tutorial.

You can renew materials by logging into your account. Check out this renewal tutorial for guidance.

Registration Requirements

Fill out the required information. Bring the six-digit confirmation number and a current government-issued photo ID to the Customer Service Desk and we'll set you up with your library card. Please refer to this list of acceptable IDs for more information.

Borrower's Agreement

The holder of a Santa Clara City Library card may borrow library materials and access the Library’s Internet workstations and most subscription databases.

The individual to whom the Santa Clara City Library card is issued is responsible for the following:

  • the return of all materials borrowed, in good condition
  • payment of fines incurred for any overdue, damaged, or lost material
  • immediately reporting a lost or stolen card and any changes in name, address, or phone number
  • all charges/activity associated with cardholder’s account until the card is reported lost
  • complying with all library rules and guidelines

In order to access your library account or check out materials, cardholders must present staff with either their library card or a valid photo ID.

Parents or guardians of a library card holder agree to be responsible for the above and to teach their child library rules and guidelines to help him or her use the card. Please visit our information for parents page to find out more about library cards for children.

Lending Guidelines

Your Santa Clara City Library library card allows you to access library materials at all of our libraries, including electronic resources. Please see our lending guidelines for more information about borrowing library materials.

Account Privacy

The Santa Clara City Library is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all library account records. Please refer to the Library's privacy policy for more information regarding account privacy.

Expired Cards

Your library card will expire every three years. To update it, we'll ask you for your current address, phone number, and e-mail address (that one's optional). This can be done in person or over the phone (1-408-615-2970). If your card hasn't been used in over three years, there is a good chance it may have been deleted. If this is the case, you would have to register for a new card.

Lost Cards

If your library card is lost or stolen, please notify us as soon as possible by phone (1-408-615-2970) or in person. Don't wait to do this since anything checked out on your card is still your responsibility up until the time you declare it lost. To receive a replacement library card, please visit the Customer Service Desk with a current photo ID. If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must show a valid photo ID. There is a $2.00 fee to replace any library card.