- We are currently restructuring our formal school visit program. Keep checking back for more details!
We provide free Wi-Fi throughout the library! Simply ensure that your device has its Wi-Fi capability turned on, and connect to "lin-wifi," using the password: guestnet.
Please note that we do not currently have the option to print via Wi-Fi, you will need to use one of the public computers.
You can also download our welcome brochure, which has all of these details.
Check out periods:
- Books, audiobooks, and music CDs: 3 weeks
- DVDs, magazines, and new bestsellers: 1 week
- New DVDs: 1 day
- Books and Audiobooks: 1 renewal
- DVDs, CDs, and magazines: no renewals
Check out limits:
- Total limit: 50 items
- CDs, DVDs, new DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, 7 day bestsellers: 5 of each type
We know the entrance to the Library can be hard to find! Our building was designed to face a high school and a branch of Sierra College, creating a three-part campus. As the only building completed in that plan, our entrance can look a little out of place. Use the map below to see where our entrances are in relation to the parking lots.
Our Carnegie branch is closed to the public, but still houses some books. If you see a title in the catalog that you are interested in, but it is housed at the Carnegie Library, please ask a staff member to place the item on hold for you. Only staff can place holds on items from Carnegie.
Please note that it can take several weeks to obtain items from the Carnegie Library, and that we cannot guarantee an arrival date. Items are retrieved from the Carnegie when the request list reaches a certain length, and must then be processed to be part of the Twelve Bridges collection. We appreciate your patience with this procedure.
There is no minimum age to be eligible for a library card. Each child must have their ownLibrary Card Application filled out with their name and age; the address, phone number, e-mail and ID number should be that of their parent or legal guardian.
Both the child and the parent or legal guardian must be present for the child to receive their card; the parent/guardian will need to show his/her photo ID and proof of residence, as laid out in the "How do I get a library card?" section.
Please note that this is a separate account with full borrowing and internet privileges; the library cannot act as a parent and censor what children access. Please be responsible and attentive to what your children are doing and reading in the library. If you wish to revoke your child's ability to access computers or check out books, please call us and delete your child's account.
Library cards are offered free of charge to any California resident; you can download our library card application here.
Bring your completed application, your photo ID, and your proof of residence to the library, where a staff member will be happy to make a library card for you. Welcome to the library!
For individuals under 18, both the applicant and his or her parent/guardian must be present to receive a card. The parent/guardian will need to show their photo ID and proof of residence
Acceptable photo ID: Any government-issued ID that includes both your name and photograph, such as a driver's license, state ID card, passport, military identification, Resident Alien card, or Matricula Consular card.
Acceptable proof of residence: Photo ID with current address, or official documentation with both your name and current address on it, such as a utility bill, lease agreement, credit card or mortgage bill, or DMV change of address card.
Fines and fees must be paid in person at the Library. We accept Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards for fees over $5.00, as well as cash and checks.
- Most items: $0.25/day
- DVDs (including new): $1.00
- Max overdue fine: $7.50/item
- Varies according to damage.
- Damaged DVD/CD cases: $5.00
- Max damage fee: Cost of item + $7.50 processing fee
- Items are considered lost if they are not returned within 30 days of the due date.
- Once considered lost, the price of the item + $7.50 processing fee is added to the account of the borrower.
- If the item is returned later, the price of the item will be removed. The $7.50 fee will remain, as an overdue fine.
Holds can only be placed on books or audiobooks that are currently checked out. You can place a hold online through our library catalog, or ask a library staff member to place a hold for you.
If you are placing a hold on a popular item, like a new bestseller, please make sure to change the date when your hold expires. The system default is 30 days, which often means your hold will expire before you receive the item. If this happens, you have to re-request the item and start at the bottom of the hold list.
Printing is possible from any of our public computers; we do not currently have wireless printing.
Printing, copying, faxing, and scanning all have fees associated with them.
B&W printing/copying: $0.25/page
Color printing/copying: $0.50/page
Faxing and scanning: $1.00/page
- Use the print preview option to make sure that you are printing what you want to print.
- Continue to print like normal (File-> Print or Ctrl+P). Default printing is B&W; make sure to change to the color printer if you need to.
- Enter your library card number when prompted; you will then be shown a total number of pages and price.
- Come to the Front Desk with your library card. Let the staff member know that you sent something to be printed.
- Staff will use your card to verify which print jobs are yours, and then release them to the printer.
- Receive your prints and pay for them.
- We do not currently have a publicly accessible copier. For copies, please come to the Front Desk, where a staff member will be happy to make copies for you.
- Bring your pages to be faxed to the Front Desk.
- You will be asked to write down the number you would like them faxed to.
- Staff will fax your items from the staff work area.
- Double sided pages will be faxed in two batches (all front pages, followed by all back pages).
- You will receive a confirmation of the fax for your records.
- Bring yours pages to be scanned to the Front Desk.
- You will be asked to write down your e-mail address.
- Staff will scan your items in the staff work area.
- Double sided pages will be scanned in two batches (all front pages, followed by all back pages).
- The scanned documents will be e-mailed to your e-mail.
Only books and audiobooks can be renewed. These items can be renewed 1 time, providing there are no holds on the item. You can renew these items online, in person, or over the phone.Online:
- Log into your library account here.
- Click on the "My Account" tab at the top.
- Select the items you would like to renew.
- Click "Request Renewal" at the bottom of the list.
- Check the status of your item--if it was successfully renewed, the status will read "renewed" and there will be a new due date.
- Come into the library with your library card; you do not have to bring in the item in question.
- Go the front desk and let a staff member know you would like to renew an item on your account.
- If possible, we will renew the item and issue you a receipt with your new due date.
Over the phone:
- Make sure you have your library card number handy; we cannot access your account over the phone without the number.
- Call the library at 916-434-2410.
- Let us know that you would like to renew an item; we will ask for your library card number and then renew your requested items, if possible.
- If we do not answer the phone, please leave a message with your name, library card number, and the title(s) of the item(s) you'd like renewed. If there is an issue with the renewal, we will contact you and inform you as soon as possible.
Come into the library with your photo ID and we will make a replacement card for you. Replacement cards cost $1.00, and will have a new library card number on the back. Please make sure to discard your old card if you find it, as it will no longer be active.
If your library card is lost or stolen, please report it to us immediately. Until the card is deactivated, you are still responsible for any items checked out on it.
Items can be returned at one of three locations. During open hours, feel free to use the book drops in the lobby or to return your items to the Front Desk. If we're closed, we have a 24-hour book drop on the west side of the building (closest to Highway 65).
There are no reservations required for our public use computers; they are on a first come, first served basis. Simply find an open computer and begin. If you need to print, please use your library card number or your name when prompted.
Our computers run Windows 7, have the full Microsoft Office Suite, internet connections, and printing capabilities.
Our volunteers are an essential part of our Library team, and we hope you'll consider becoming one! Our volunteers fill many roles, including the following:
- General Volunteers: Our General Volunteers keep a drop-in schedule, coming in when it is most convenient for them. These volunteers check in items, help with shelving, and generally keep the library operating smoothly.
- Homework Coaches: Do you enjoy being with children and helping them succeed in school? The Homework Center needs YOU! We have an opportunity for you to volunteer as a Homework Coach and help students with reading, math, science, or computer skills.
- Storytime Volunteers: Do you enjoy spending time with children? Do you like reading aloud? Consider becoming a storytime volunteer, and making our Wednesday afternoon storytimes a success.
- Summer Reading Volunteer: Help us make Summer Reading a success! We're looking for volunteers--especially teens needing community service--to help us run workshops, teach crafts, check logs, and more.
To volunteer, please download our Volunteer Application Packet. Return the first two pages to the Library and our Volunteer Coordinator will get back to you. Don't forget to write down any special volunteer opportunities you'd like to be a part of!
Although not required by the Settlement Agreement, at the November 7, 2017 regular meeting the City Council approved $1.6 million in refunds for commercial rate-payers and multi-family residences for the one year period beginning in February 2016. The minutes of that meeting, including this action, are available here.