Loan Periods and Renewals
|Laptop and Hotspot Loans
You can check out up to 50 items on your library card.
Materials can be renewed on or before the due date. They cannot be renewed if there is a waiting list. To renew items, log into My Account or call a LA County Library location. You can return your items to any LA County Library location or bookdrop.
|Adult Library Card
|.30 per day, per item
|Children’s Library Card
|.15 per day, per item
|Maximum fine for any one item
We are Fine Free!
All past, present, and future late fees have been eliminated. We’re excited to remove this barrier to enjoying library services.
Loss or damage to library materials will still be assessed. Items that are not returned within 28 days of the due date will be considered lost and the customer will be billed the full replacement cost of the item. Customers can avoid this charge by returning library items on time.
Library notices for holds and overdue materials are sent to customers either by phone or email. To update your telephone number or email, log into My Account or call a LA County Library location. The next time you check out library materials you will be asked to show a valid ID. To sign up for email notices, complete this form.
Hold an item
To place a hold, call your local LA County Library location or log into the online catalog (top-right corner), search for the item and click “Place Hold.” If you are going on vacation, enter the dates you will be gone and we will delay your hold until you return. To view, modify or cancel your hold, go to My Account. To change the default location where your items are delivered, you must call a LA County Library location.
If an item is not available or is located at another library, you can place a hold on it. When available, it is delivered to your LA County Library location and is held for you for 7 days. The time it takes for your hold to arrive varies depending on where the item is being shipped from and if there is a waiting list. You will receive a phone call, or a mail or email notice when your hold is available for pickup. You can place up to 50 holds.
If an item is not in our LA County Library collection, we can request it for you from another library system through Interlibrary Loan. It is at the discretion of the owning library whether to loan the item. Be aware that many libraries do not loan audiovisual or recently published materials. A $3 fee per item is charged to your account when you receive the item, which can take several weeks to arrive. Loaning libraries may charge additional fees; you can indicate a maximum fee you are willing to pay. To use Interlibrary Loan, contact one of our open LA County Library locations.
The Great Read Away
Fine Reduction for 21 years and under
LA County Library cardholders age 21 and under can get rid of library fines by reading them away. For every hour spent reading in the library, $5 in fines will be removed from your account. Visit The Great Read Away for more information about this unique program.