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Get a Library Card

Anyone (residents and nonresidents) with picture identification and proof of address may obtain a library card at no charge. Applications are available at all three Carlsbad City Library locations or register online.

Resource Type

Loan Period

Renew?

Fees

Overdue Fines

Books

3 weeks

yes

no

Adult collection: 25¢ per day per item
Children's collection: 10¢ per day per item

Audiobooks

3 weeks

yes

no

Adult collection: 25¢ per day per item
Children's collection: 10¢ per day per item

eBooks 3 weeks no no None; file expires
eAudiobooks 3 weeks no no None; file expires

Compact discs

3 weeks

yes

no

Adult collection: 25¢ per day per item
Children's collection: 10¢ per day per item

DVDs: entertainment

7 days

yes

$1 insurance fee

$1 per day per item

DVDs:
documentary and instructional

3 weeks

yes

$1 insurance fee

$1 per day per item

CD-ROMS

3 weeks

yes

no

$1 per day per item

DVD sets
(3 or more in one case)

3 weeks

yes

$1

insurance fee

$1 per day per item

Video games

3 weeks

yes

$1 insurance fee

$1 per day per item

Slide projectors
and screens

1 day

yes

$5

$5 per day per item

Mobile devices 1 hour yes no $5 per hour per item

Renew in person or via the online catalog. DVDs and video games must be returned to a Carlsbad City Library location.

Reserve a book

No fee to place reserve. $1 fine per title if item is not picked up within 10 days.

Interlibrary loans

$5 per title

Lost card replacement

$2

Lost item

Replacement cost plus $5 processing fee

Printing/Photocopying

20¢ per black and white copy; $1 per color copy

Portable memory (disks and USB drives) provided by the Friends of the Library

$1 and up

Accounts sent to collection

$10 fee

Contact Information

Contact us

Cole Library
librarian@carlsbadca.gov

760-434-2870 main
760-434-2870 circulation desk
1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Dove Library
librarian@carlsbadca.gov
760-602-2049 main
760-602-2016 circulation desk
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Learning Center
librarian@carlsbadca.gov
760-931-4500 main
3368 Eureka Place
Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Information

Cole and Dove Library hours
Monday  Thursday
9 a.m.  9 p.m.
Friday  Saturday
9 a.m.  5 p.m.
Sunday
1 p.m.  5 p.m.

Learning Center hours
Monday  Thursday
9 a.m.  8 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m.  5 p.m.