Library Card

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In order to get a free Inglewood Public Library Card, you must be a California resident with a California photo ID and/or proof of current residency.  

For library cards of children 14 and under, a parent/guardian must sign the application. Library cards are not transferable.

Fill out an application online or at the Registration Desk. Hand application to the clerk who will ask to see the necessary documents to then issue you a card.

If your library card is lost, please call 310-412-5380 or let Circulation Services know.

If you forget your library card, a temporary library card may be requested. If you have lost your library card, a replacement library card may be requested free of charge.

Access Your Library Account


Borrower Privileges

Books and materials may be checked out from the Main Library or the Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library and returned to either library. 

You may borrow up to 25 items per card. Items may be checked out and kept for the following time periods:

  • Adult and Children’s Books
3 weeksup to 25 books per card
  • Blu-rays / DVDs
7 days2 DVDs per card
  • Video Games*
7 days1 video game per card

*Parent/guardian must be present in order for patrons under 14 yrs. of age to check out video games.


Renewing Books by Phone or Online

Library books may be renewed twice if there are no holds on the item. No renewals on DVDs.

To renew by phone: Call 310-412-5380

To renew online: Click on Access Your Library Account
Type in the library barcode number from the back of your library card, then your PIN. (If you did not change it, PIN may be the last 4 digits of the phone number you provided when opening the account.) After clicking on "Log In," you may view and renew materials that have been checked out.


Requesting Books Online

Patrons may place a hold on books free of charge and receive the next available copy. Go to the Library Catalog and "Search Catalog." 

Find the item you want, on the right of screen click on "Place Hold" tab. Enter your library barcode number from the back of your library card, then your PIN. 

Log in and follow instructions on the screen. You will be notified by phone when the item is available.