Former First Lady Laura Bush once said, “I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” Good libraries provide services. Great libraries build communities, and Huntington Beach has some great libraries for all members of the public.
HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD
Obtaining a library card couldn’t be easier. Just come to the library with a valid photo ID (driver’s license, school ID, or government-issued card). Digital or photocopies of your photo ID are acceptable. Your photo ID must have your name and address. If it doesn’t, bring with you a printed check, paycheck, utility bill or any bill within the last 60 days that has your name and address. Alternately, insurance cards or vehicle registration with your name and address will work too.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If you have a change of address, just come in and bring proof of your new address.
All library cards expire after five years of issuance. To continue library services, just bring your photo ID with proof of your current address and your card will be reactivated.
LOST OR STOLEN LIBRARY CARDS
If your library card is lost or stolen, please notify the library immediately. You are responsible for any charges and material on your card until the library has been notified. You can replace your lost or stolen card at any city library after showing a valid photo ID, proof of current address and paying a replacement fee.
FIVE CITY LIBRARIES
Albert Einstein once said, “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” Huntington Beach has five libraries throughout the city including:
- Central Library
- Banning Branch Library
- Helen Murphy Branch Library
- Main Street Branch Library
- Oak View Branch Library
All library hours and locations can be found by clicking here.