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Borrowing and Policies

Borrowing and Policies

How to obtain your FREE library card online or in person:

  • 18 and Over: Show a valid California Driver's License or ID, Armed Forces ID, or Matricula Consular ID. If your ID does not show a current mailing address, the following will be accepted for proof of address:
    • Utility bill (dated within last 2 months) 
    • Postmarked mailed envelope (dated within last 2 months) 
    • Checking account 
  • Under 18: A parent or legal guardian must provide valid identification (as listed above) and sign the Internet Permission form. 

To begin the process for your FREE library card online click here to register now.  

Loan Periods

All materials are due by closing. 

  • Audiobooks (CD and MP3s), Books, CDs, CD-ROMs,  Magazines, and Media Kits 
  • Nonfiction or Television: DVDs and Blu-rays (free checkout) 
  • Movies: DVDs and Blu-rays (with $1.00 rental fee)  

21 days
7 days
2 days


  • Customers may place requests on titles to pick up material at any Ontario City Library location. Delivery time for checked in material is usually one day depending on availability. 
  • Up to 15 holds may be placed per card. When material is ready for pick up, you will be notified. Items will be held for 7 days. 

Auto Renewal

  • Books, audiobooks, magazines and Nonfiction/Television DVD/Blu-rays will automatically be renewed three days before their original due date. 
  • Two day movies DVD/Blu-rays and items on hold will not be renewed. 


  • Most library material may be renewed once if the items have not been requested by another library user. 
  • Our automated telephone renewal and notification system will list the titles of items checked out to you or on hold for you. It will allow you to renew materials. Please have your library card ready: 909-395-2042. 
  • You may also renew online. Have your library card and pin number ready. 
  • Make sure you receive a due date when you renew your item. 

Library Fines and Fees

Overdue fines are assessed from the first day past due on a per day per item basis. The following fees apply: 

  • $7.00 for overdue materials or fines over $25.00 referred to the collection agency. 
  • $2.00 for Interlibrary Loans. 
  • $1.00 for lost or stolen library cards. 
  • Full replacement cost plus a $5.00 processing fee for lost, damaged, or stolen items. 
  • $0.50 Expired Holds (cancel your hold free of charge) 

Overdue Charges

  • Audiobooks, (CD and MP3s) Media Kits, Books, CDs, CD-ROMs, and Magazines 
  • DVDs or Blu-rays 
$0.15 per day
$1.00 per day 

Loss of Borrowing Privileges

Library materials may not be checked out in any of the following circumstances: 

  • Overdue fines of $10.00 or more will result in the loss of your borrowing privileges and internet usage. 
  • Overdue charges exceeding one year. 
  • Accounts owing a balance of $25 or more will be referred to a collection agency after 14 days. 
  • Inappropriate use of Internet computers. 
  • Failure to comply with Ontario City Library Code of Conduct. 

Book Returns

  • Library material may be returned at any Ontario City Library location. (Outside book drops are available for your convenience.)

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

  • The library provides interlibrary loan services to customers who wish to borrow books that are not available in our library. The cost for this service is $2.00 per request, payable when books arrive at the library, whether or not books are picked up by the requesting customer.  
  • This service is available for printed books. Some books are not available for borrowing through interlibrary loan. We cannot borrow DVD's, books on CD (audiobooks), eBooks, or any other digital or electronic materials. Requests for these materials will be automatically cancelled without notice and no fee will be charged 
  • Requests may be made by logging into your library account and searching the library catalog for books, Reference staff can assist with this process. You may have up to 5 active interlibrary loan requests at one time.
  • Special requests for microfilm and genealogy materials must be made in person at the library. In these cases, a paper form is filled out and payment directly to the lending library may be required before the request is made, depending on the policy of the lending library.
  • Books requested through interlibrary loan may be borrowed for up to 3 weeks. The cost for lost or damaged materials is determined by the lending library, and the customer placing the request is responsible for these costs.  


  • A notice will be mailed on all material overdue three days. 
  • If you sign up for email or text notification, you will get a notification three days before your items are due. 
  • Please notify the library if your telephone number, email, or mailing address has changed.
  • If you feel there is a discrepancy when receiving a notice, please call the library promptly to discuss the situation. Please have your library card ready: 909-395-2521 Ovitt or 909-395-2014 Colony 


  • The library offers a variety of services for teachers and schools. Please inquire at one of the service desks. 

Borrowing Limits

Your library card or valid picture I.D. must be presented whenever you wish to check out library materials. 

  • You are responsible for the return of all materials checked out on your card. 
  • A maximum of 25 items may be checked out on your card at one time. (This total may include up to 5 movie DVDs or Blu-rays). Must be 18 years or older.

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