The two libraries are separately funded by their respective jurisdictions and operate under separate policies and procedures.
All materials are checked out for 3 weeks, except DVDs from the Pacific Grove Library, which check out for only 2 weeks.
All materials borrowed from Monterey Public Library must be returned to Monterey Public Library. Items may also be returned to Pacific Grove Public Library when it is open.
Materials borrowed from Monterey Public Library Pacific Grove Public Library may be renewed via the Automated Telephone Renewal System at (831) 646-5681, or online via the Library’s Catalog. All items, except those which are on hold, are renewable up to 3 times.
You may place a hold on items which are checked out, so they will be available to you once they are returned.
There is no fee to hold an item.
Fines for Overdue Materials
Fines are based on the policy of the library which owns the overdue item.
All overdue materials are $.50/day for adult materials, with a $10 maximum per item; youth and teen/young adult materials are $.25/day, with a $5.00 maximum per item.
Fines may be paid at the Library Help Desk or via the online via the Library’s Catalog.
Replacement charges for most materials are governed by library policy and for most items is the cost of the item. The replacement cost for adult magazines is $10; youth & teen magazines are $5. The replacement cost of adult paperbacks is $10; youth & teen paperbacks are $6.
- How to get a library card
- How to renew your library card
- How to replace your library card
- Sign in to your library card account
- By signing into your library account you can:
- See what items you have checked out.
- Renew items you have checked out.
- See what items you have on hold and whether any are waiting for pickup.
- View and pay any outstanding charges on your account.
- Verify your current contact information (mailing address, email, and phone number).
- Search the catalog and place materials on hold.
Access to Library Materials
The Library provides equal access to materials and resources, including the Internet, to people of all ages. As a parent, it is your responsibility to monitor your child's selection and use of library materials and resources.
Confidentiality of Library Records
California law (Section 6267 of the Government Code) gives all library customers the right to keep their library borrowing records private. The Library will not release information on what is checked out on your library card to anyone but you, even if you are a minor.