When you find the book in the catalog that you would like to hold, select Place Hold. Enter your entire library card number and PIN. Only fill in Expiration Date if you will no longer need the book after a certain date.
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The pin number is usually the last four digits of your phone number on file with the library.
A first library card is free to California residents. If you have lost your card, there is a $3.00 charge. Read more information about getting your library card. Download a library card application (PDF).
The total number of items that can be checked out at any one time is 25 for the time being. Items may be kept for 3 weeks. The items may be renewed if no one else is waiting for the items. Learn more about checking out materials.
You can renew materials online by following these steps:
You can also renew materials over the phone at 209-333-5566. Please have your library card number available when you call.
You have a few options for obtaining a book not currently in our collection.
Currently, fines cannot be paid online. You can only use cash inside the library at the Service Desk.
There is a book drop located in the alley behind the library where books can be returned 24 hours a day, 7 days week. There is a book drop located in the library lobby where books can be returned during normal business hours. Books can also be returned at the circulation desk.
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Use of the computers is free.
You don't need a library card to use a computer at the Lodi Public Library. We can give you a 90 minute guest pass to do whatever you need to do. This comes with one 90 minute extension for a total of 3 hours on one of our computers. This is the same amount of time as is given per day on a official Lodi Public Library library card.
There is a charge for printing: $0.15 per black and white page, $0.50 per color page.
To add money to your account you will need to go to the front desk and pay in cash to put money onto your card/guest pass. We do not give refunds for money put onto the account.
Read more about using computers at the library
The Lodi Public Library does offer free wireless internet. The network identification is "Lodi Public Hotspot". Printing is not available to those using wireless devices.
The Lodi Public Library offers a variety of classes on computer use. Learn more about our class offerings.
The library does provide a Homework Help program, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Volunteer tutors provide homework help to grades kindergarten to 12th grades.
Please call 209-333-6800, ext. 2009 or email Linda. Browse more information about using our meetings.
You can support the Lodi Public Library in the following ways:
During tax season, the library carries the most common instruction booklets. Forms must be printed from the tax websites at a cost of $0.15 per page. See the reference librarian for help.
A total of 10 DVD's can be checked out at one time for three weeks.