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You will be charged the full retail cost plus a $5 processing fee. You may also replace the item with a new or like-new copy. Ask a librarian if you need assistance with this process.
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You can check out up to 50 items at a time.
Notify the Library immediately. You are responsible for all materials checked out with your card. Once you report your card lost, no one will be able to use it to check out materials.
If you later find your card, you can have it reinstated by presenting the card along with your photo ID at the Library.
To replace a lost card, visit your local library with your photo ID.
Yes, you can place a hold on an item through the catalog. When it becomes available, it will be sent to the library of your choice at no charge.
You can return materials to any of the Peninsula Library System libraries. Book drops are available at all libraries so that you can return items after hours.
By accessing your Library Account through the catalog. You can also renew by phone by calling the automated 24-hour renewal line at 650-638-0399 or by calling one of our branches.
No, Library membership is free.
Visit one of the branches, complete an application and present photo identification and proof of current address. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their application and present identification and proof of current address. Print the Library Card Application form in English (PDF), Spanish (PDF) or Chinese (PDF).
You may also submit your information online. You will need to visit the Library to present identification and proof of current address to receive your card.
Renewing your library card is easy. Bring photo ID and proof of your current home address to any public library in San Mateo County. Library staff will renew your card in just a few minutes.
Reset your PIN on our online catalog.
Most materials are loaned for 21 days and may be renewed up to five times.
The Daly City Public Library is fine free. Accounts do not accrue daily overdue fines. Library materials not returned 30 days past the due date will incur a replacement charge on the library account. Other Peninsula Library System libraries may have different overdue fines which affect their materials even if they are checked out from and/or returned to the Daly City Public Library.