How do I get a library card?

Full document: Library card and materials use policy (pdf)

First, you must fill out a library card application form (pdf) or solicitud para tarjeta de la biblioteca (pdf) . Bring the completed form to the library, along with photo ID & proof of current local address (if your driver's licence is correct, it can serve as both). All library card applicants must be at least 5 years of age. Juveniles must have a parent or guardian signature on their library card application.


Lost Cards & Replacements

Lost library cards should be reported immediately! Each patron is responsible for any items checked out on their card unless it has been reported missing. Replacement Lodi Public Library cards can be issued for $2 each. Photo ID is required.


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Checkout Terms & Fines        

Item Type Checkout Term Overdue Fine

Books: General collection adult & juvenile, juvenile sets with book & audio

28 days 20¢ per day
OLL: materials borrowed from outside the SCLS system varies $1 per day
Books: Adult new bestsellers
14 days 20¢ per day
Toy Kits: Juvenile bagged & boxed kits 14 days $1 per day
Overdrive downloads (audio and video) 7 days none
Movies 7 days $1 per day

Fines & Limits

Library privileges will be suspended if there are $20 or more in unpaid charges.

Maximum overdue fine: $10 per item

Replacement charges for lost items are additional.

  • You may have up to 99 items checked out at one time.
  • Holds are limited to 75 items


During regular library hours, materials may be returned at the library desk. We have two bookdrops conveniently located in the circulation desk, and they are emptied several times each day.

Additionally, we have two 24-hour drop boxes in the entryway. These drops are emptied once per day, in the morning when the library opens. Please place books only in the marked box; the "other library materials" box is intended for more delicate items such as DVDs and CDs. Please note that some library materials are not suitable for return in our entryway book drops (toy kits, items in book bags). If possible, these items should be returned to the desk during library hours.  Never leave library materials on top of or next to the dropbox! 


Any patron may make renewals by:

  • Stopping in the library
  • Using LINKcat
  • Phoning the library at (608) 592-4130.