Check-out

Monterey Public Library and Pacific Grove Public Library share a computer system with a combined catalog. This expands access to library materials for customers of both libraries, and makes the most efficient use of community tax dollars.

The two libraries are separately funded by their respective jurisdictions and operate under separate policies and procedures.

Borrowing Materials
Loan Period

All materials are checked out for 2 weeks.

Returning Materials

All materials borrowed from Monterey Public Library, Monterey’s Bookmobile or Pacific Grove Public Library may be returned at any location.

Renewals

Materials borrowed from Monterey Public Library, Monterey’s Bookmobile, or Pacific Grove Public Library may be renewed at any location, or online via the Library’s Catalog.

All Monterey Public Library & Bookmobile items, except those which are on hold, are renewable up to 2 times.

All Pacific Grove Public Library items, except magazines and items which are on hold, are renewable up to 2 times

Holds

You may place a hold on items which are checked out, so they will be available to you once they are returned. You may also designate your preferred pick-up location for holds.

There is no fee to hold an item.

Fines for Overdue Materials

Fines are based on the policy of the library which owns the overdue item.

All overdue materials are $.50/day for adult materials, with a $10 maximum per item; youth and teen/young adult materials are $.25/day, with a $5.00 maximum per item.

Lost/Damaged Materials

Replacement charges for most materials are governed by library policy and for most items are based on the cost of the item plus a $10 processing fee. The replacement cost for adult magazines is $10; youth & teen magazines are $5. The replacement cost of adult paperbacks is $10; youth & teen paperbacks are $6.

Library Cards
Access to Library Materials

The Library provides equal access to materials and resources, including the Internet, to people of all ages. As a parent, it is your responsibility to monitor your child's selection and use of library materials and resources.

Confidentiality of Library Records

California law (Section 6267 of the Government Code) gives all library customers the right to keep their library borrowing records private. The Library will not release information on what is checked out on your library card to anyone but you, even if you are a minor.