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Renewal, Fines, & Fees

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Fine for the late return of materials: 

Books (Adult and Children)

- Fine is $.30 (30 cents) per item per day 

DVDs and Videos (Adults and Children)

- Fine is $2.00 (two dollars) per item per day

You may renew by phone or via the Internet.

To renew by phone, call 1-310-618-2785. You will need your library card number and PIN (the "PIN" is the last 4 digits of your home telephone number [that the Library has on file]).

To renew books or determine fines you may have accrued via the Internet, please log in to your account (the "PIN" is the last 4 digits of your home telephone number [that the Library has on file]).

Please note that 7-day books (adult and juvenile), magazines, and items on hold for other patrons are NOT renewable. In addition, there is a limit of two renewals per item. Videos and DVDs can be renewed twice as well.

Renewal is available from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. each day.


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 check-out materials such as videocassettes and DVDs are labeled as such.  'Vacation loans' of eligible materials are for six weeks; vacation loans are not allowed on 7-day materials or on new books.   Books, DVDs, CDs, and videocassettes may be renewed up to two times by using the "My Account" feature in the web catalog.  If there is a request/hold on an item, it cannot be renewed.   If the screen asks for "User ID", that is your library card number (barcode number), and your PIN number (the last four digits of your home phone number [that the Library has on file]).

The following materials are not available for check out: Reference books, newspapers, and adult magazines at Katy Geissert Civic Center Library.

Library patrons must be 18 years or older to check out videos and DVDs.




Fines & Fees

Since July 1, 2003 there is no longer be a grace period for return of library materials.  Fines begin accruing the day after the materials are due.  Books/materials checked out can be returned to ANY Torrance Library.

New Library Cards
Library cards are valid for three years and can be renewed at no charge

No Charge

Temporary card (if you forget your card and staff has to look up your card number for you)


Replacement of lost/stolen/misplaced library card


Damaged library card

No charge

Requests/holds (for materials owned by Torrance Public Library)

Adult - .75; Juvenile - .15

Requests (Interlibrary loan)

$5.00 - Adult and juvenile

Overdue fines

.30 day adult and juvenile items
$2.00/day for all videos and DVDs

Processing fee for lost items


Photocopy and Microfiche reader printers

.15 per page (.50 for color)


.15 per page (.50 for color)

Typewriters (you must bring your own paper)

.25 for 20 minutes