Policies

Getting a Library Card

You can register for a card online.

Bring an ID and verification of your address to the library to pick up your library card. Applicants under the age of 18 will require signature of a parent or legal guardian.

There is a fee of $1.00 for replacement cards.

See our full Registration Policy (PDF)

Borrowing Library Materials

Books, sound recordings, and magazines check out for 21 days (three weeks) and can be renewed one time provided no other patron has placed a hold on the item.

Up to 10 DVDs per library card can be checked out for 7 days and can be renewed one time.

If an item is not available, you can place a hold on it. When available, you will be notified that it is available for pick-up.

If an item is not available to borrow from the Camarillo Public Library’s catalog, the item can be requested via Interlibrary Loan from another library system.

Overdue fines for all items checked out of the Camarillo Public Library are $.20 per item per day with a maximum of $10.00 per item. Patrons owing $5 or more in charges will not be allowed to check out materials until their fine is paid.

See our full Circulation Policy (PDF)

Computer Use

The Camarillo Public Library offers computer use with Internet access.

All Internet access stations and the library’s wireless network are filtered to prevent access to materials deemed by law to be harmful to a minor in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Patrons who are 18 years of age and over may request unfiltered access, which will be promptly granted by library staff. Access for all patrons under age 18 will be filtered.

The Camarillo Public Library is a wireless zone. Patrons wishing to use the wireless network should inquire with library staff for instructions in how to access the network.

See our full Internet Use Policy (PDF)

Code of Conduct

The Camarillo Public Library is open to the general public. This policy ensures that everyone has the right to use library services and resources provided his or her behavior does not unreasonably interfere with the rights of others to do the same. This policy requires the following specific behaviors be observed in the library:

  • Behavior must not disrupt other people’s use of the library.
  • Library patrons must be considerate of others in the library and treat other patrons and staff with courtesy and respect, honor other patrons’ privacy and keep all conversations quiet.
  • Any action recognized as illegal is prohibited in the library.
  • Cell phones must be set to mute or vibrate in the library.
  • Food and beverages may only be consumed in designated areas.
  • If a person creates or emanates a detectable odor that disturbs other library patrons or staff, they will be asked to leave until the situation is corrected.
  • Bicycles, skates, skateboards, collapsible scooters and other such items may not be used in library entryways or walkways and must be kept out of passageways.
  • Smoking or use of tobacco products is not allowed in the library or on the patio in front of the library.
  • The consumption of alcohol is prohibited on the premises except for special events that have obtained appropriate City approvals.
  • Shopping carts are not allowed in the library.
  • Animals are not allowed in the library, except those needed to assist disabled people.
  • Library restrooms may not be used for bathing or washing clothing.
  • Shoes must be worn in the library.

RULES FOR SUPERVISION OF MINORS
Parents, caregivers and teachers are responsible for the behavior of children under their supervision. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible caregiver 12 years old or older. A responsible adult must directly accompany preschool children at all times. Library staff cannot assume responsibility for children at any time. If an unattended child is in the library at closing time, police will be notified and asked to pick up the child. Library staff are not permitted to offer the child transportation home.

See our full Code of Conduct Policy (PDF)