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To renew books or see your fines, please log in to your account.

Circulation Policy

The regular circulation period is three weeks from the day that the book, audio-cassette, or music CD is checked out. 7-day material such as videocassettes and DVD's are labeled (and do not renew). Vacation loans are available for six weeks. Vacation loans are not allowed on 7-day materials or on new books.   Books may be renewed one time by using the "My Account" feature in the web catalog..  If the screen asks for "User ID", that is your library card number (barcode number) and your PIN number is the last four digits of your phone number.

The following material does not circulate: Reference books, newspapers, and Adult magazines at Katy Geissert Civic Center Library.



Fines & Fees

Starting July 1, 2003 there will no longer be a grace period for return of library materials, due to budget constraints.  Fines begin accruing the day after the materials are due.  Also beginning July 1, 2003, Videos and DVD's overdue fine will be $1.00 per item per day, and all Juvenile materials will be 25 cents per day.
Books checked out from one branch can be returned at any other branch.

New Library Cards
Library Cards are valid for three years and can be renewed at no charge by coming into any branch.

No Charge

Temporary card (if you forget your card)


Lost/stolen/misplaced library card


Damaged library card

No charge

Requests (owned by Torrance Public Library

Adult - $.75, Juvenile - .15

Requests (Interlibrary loan)

$5.00 -Adult and juvenile

Overdue fines

$.25/day for Adult items
$1.00/day for videos and DVD's
$.25/day for Juvenile items

Processing fee for lost items


Photocopy and Microfiche reader printers

$.20 per page (.15 with debit card)

Printers attached to CD-ROM Workstations

$.15 per page

Color Copier (Civic Center Library Only)

$.60 per page


$.25 for 20 minutes


$3.00 per hour