Library Loan Periods

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Library card holders are responsible for all materials checked out on their card. If a library card is lost or stolen, please report it to the library immediately.

The library has established the following policies for the use of library materials:

  • Standard Loan Period – 21 days
  • DVD and Video Loan Period – 7 days
  • Renewals – cardholders may renew items a maximum of two times if there are no holds pending

The following items may not be renewed:

    • eBooks
    • S.M.A.R.T Kits
    • Book Club Book Kits
    • Storytime Kits  
    • 7 Day items (state books, mission books and magazines)
  • Limit on number of items checked out:
    • Adults – 50
    • Teens/Children – 50
    • DVDs – 50
    • eBooks – 6
  •  Notices
    • As a courtesy, Email Due Soon reminders are sent 3 days before item is due.
    • Email Overdue notices are sent 7, 14, and 21 days after item is due.
    • Physical Overdue notices are sent through the mail 21 days after item is due.

 Library materials may not be checked out to cardholders whose fines exceed $25.00.

Library Fines and Fees

Library cards are valid for three years and can be renewed at no charge
when you bring in your existing library card to any Torrance Library

No Charge
Temporary card (if you forget your card and staff has to look up your card number for you) .50 cents
Replacement of lost/stolen/misplaced library card $5.00
Damaged library card No Charge
Requests/holds (for materials owned by Torrance Public Library) Adult - .75 cents; Juvenile - .15 cents
Requests (Inter-library loan) $5.00 - per material
Overdue fines .30 cents/day adult and juvenile items
$2.00/day for all videos and DVDs
Processing fee for lost items $10.00
Photocopy, Printer, and Microfiche reader printers .15 cents per page (.50 for color)
Typewriters (you must bring your own paper) .25 cents for 20 minutes