Library Card Membership

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Permanent residents of the State of California may obtain a library card with full privileges for no charge. Out-of-state residents or patrons that cannot provide full documentation can still receive cards with limited access.

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Change of Address or Phone Number

If you have changed your address since applying for a library card, please come in person and bring proof of your new address. If your card has expired and your address has not changed, you can renew your library account over the phone by verifying your account information. Call (714) 842-4481 to renew. 

Expiration Dates

To keep records current, the library sets a 5-year expiration for all library cards.
To continue library services once the card expires, bring in your library card, a photo ID and proof of your current address. Your current card will be reactivated. A replacement fee is charged for lost cards.

Lost or Stolen Library Cards

Please call the library immediately if your library card is ever out of your possession. You are responsible for all charges and materials on your card until you notify the library that the card is lost. You may replace a lost or stolen card at any HBPL location by showing a valid photo ID, proof of current address, and paying a replacement fee.


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