To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City will be reducing service levels to essential services only. All City Hall offices are closed, except Development Services and the Permit Counter (temporarily on the first floor) which is open Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM. See the Essential Services guide under the News Section for more details.
We know the entrance to the Library can be hard to find! Our building was designed to face a high school and a branch of Sierra College, creating a three-part campus. As the only building completed in that plan, our entrance can look a little out of place. Use the map below to see where our entrances are in relation to the parking lots.
...get a book from the Carnegie Library?
Our Carnegie branch is closed to the public, but still houses some books. If you see a title in the catalog that you are interested in, but it is housed at the Carnegie Library, please ask a staff member to place the item on hold for you. Only staff can place holds on items from Carnegie.
Please note that it can take several weeks to obtain items from the Carnegie Library, and that we cannot guarantee an arrival date. Items are retrieved from the Carnegie when the request list reaches a certain length, and must then be processed to be part of the Twelve Bridges collection. We appreciate your patience with this procedure.
...volunteer at the library?
Our volunteers are an essential part of our Library team, and we hope you'll consider becoming one! Our volunteers fill many roles, including the following:
General Volunteers: Our General Volunteers keep a drop-in schedule, coming in when it is most convenient for them. These volunteers check in items, help with shelving, and generally keep the library operating smoothly.
Homework Coaches: Do you enjoy being with children and helping them succeed in school? The Homework Center needs YOU! We have an opportunity for you to volunteer as a Homework Coach and help students with reading, math, science, or computer skills.
Storytime Volunteers: Do you enjoy spending time with children? Do you like reading aloud? Consider becoming a storytime volunteer, and making our Wednesday afternoon storytimes a success.
Summer Reading Volunteer: Help us make Summer Reading a success! We're looking for volunteers--especially teens needing community service--to help us run workshops, teach crafts, check logs, and more.
To volunteer, please download our Volunteer Application Packet. Return the first two pages to the Library and our Volunteer Coordinator will get back to you. Don't forget to write down any special volunteer opportunities you'd like to be a part of!
...get a library card for my child?
There is no minimum age to be eligible for a library card. Each child must have their ownLibrary Card Application filled out with their name and age; the address, phone number, e-mail and ID number should be that of their parent or legal guardian.
Both the child and the parent or legal guardian must be present for the child to receive their card; the parent/guardian will need to show his/her photo ID and proof of residence, as laid out in the "How do I get a library card?" section.
Please note that this is a separate account with full borrowing and internet privileges; the library cannot act as a parent and censor what children access. Please be responsible and attentive to what your children are doing and reading in the library. If you wish to revoke your child's ability to access computers or check out books, please call us and delete your child's account.
Click "Request Renewal" at the bottom of the list.
Check the status of your item--if it was successfully renewed, the status will read "renewed" and there will be a new due date.
Come into the library with your library card; you do not have to bring in the item in question.
Go the front desk and let a staff member know you would like to renew an item on your account.
If possible, we will renew the item and issue you a receipt with your new due date.
Over the phone:
Make sure you have your library card number handy; we cannot access your account over the phone without the number.
Call the library at 916-434-2410.
Let us know that you would like to renew an item; we will ask for your library card number and then renew your requested items, if possible.
If we do not answer the phone, please leave a message with your name, library card number, and the title(s) of the item(s) you'd like renewed. If there is an issue with the renewal, we will contact you and inform you as soon as possible.
...find out about check out periods, limits, and other details?
CDs, DVDs, new DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, 7 day bestsellers: 5 of each type
...place a hold on an item?
Holds can only be placed on books or audiobooks that are currently checked out. You can place a hold online through our library catalog, or ask a library staff member to place a hold for you.
If you are placing a hold on a popular item, like a new bestseller, please make sure to change the date when your hold expires. The system default is 30 days, which often means your hold will expire before you receive the item. If this happens, you have to re-request the item and start at the bottom of the hold list.
...replace a lost library card?
Come into the library with your photo ID and we will make a replacement card for you. Replacement cards cost $1.00, and will have a new library card number on the back. Please make sure to discard your old card if you find it, as it will no longer be active.
If your library card is lost or stolen, please report it to us immediately. Until the card is deactivated, you are still responsible for any items checked out on it.
...use a library computer?
There are no reservations required for our public use computers; they are on a first come, first served basis. Simply find an open computer and begin. If you need to print, please use your library card number or your name when prompted.
Our computers run Windows 7, have the full Microsoft Office Suite, internet connections, and printing capabilities.
...return my items?
Items can be returned at one of three locations. During open hours, feel free to use the book drops in the lobby or to return your items to the Front Desk. If we're closed, we have a 24-hour book drop on the west side of the building (closest to Highway 65).
We provide free Wi-Fi throughout the library! Simply ensure that your device has its Wi-Fi capability turned on, and connect to "lin-wifi," using the password: guestnet.
Please note that we do not currently have the option to print via Wi-Fi, you will need to use one of the public computers.
...get a library card?
Library cards are offered free of charge to any California resident; you can download our library card application here.
Bring your completed application, your photo ID, and your proof of residence to the library, where a staff member will be happy to make a library card for you. Welcome to the library!
For individuals under 18, both the applicant and his or her parent/guardian must be present to receive a card. The parent/guardian will need to show their photo ID and proof of residence
Acceptable photo ID: Any government-issued ID that includes both your name and photograph, such as a driver's license, state ID card, passport, military identification, Resident Alien card, or Matricula Consular card.
Acceptable proof of residence: Photo ID with current address, or official documentation with both your name and current address on it, such as a utility bill, lease agreement, credit card or mortgage bill, or DMV change of address card.