Library Services


Welcome to your library's website! Here you will find services that are offered at your local library. 

Whether you are a child or an adult, we have something for you. So go ahead, look around.

Your local public library offers the following services:

  •  Book Rental
  •  DVD Rental
  •  Children Programs
  •  Public Computer Use
  •  Public WiFi
  • Library Card Application and Identification Requirements

    New patrons may obtain a library card for free after showing photo identification and completing a library card application form.

    Minors (under 18 years of age): a parent or legal guardian must be present to show required identification and to sign the library

    card application form before a card will be issued to a minor.

    Initial check out for new card holders is three (3) books. Subsequent check outs are, adults twelve (12) books, minors five (5) books.

    Persons who are unable to fulfill the eligibility requirements for obtaining a library card will be allowed to checkout three (3)

    uncataloged paperback books, also called sign-outs.

    Circulation Loan Period

    Books and CDs circulate for 2 weeks.

    Encyclopedias & circulating reference books circulate for 1 week.

    DVDs ($1.50/day/item) circulate for 1 day. Patron must be at least 18 years old to check out DVDs.

    A maximum of 3 DVDs may be checked out for a maximum of 3 days.

    Renewals

    A one-time renewal is available for all library materials checked out unless the item is on reserve

    for another patron. The renewal may be done in person or by phone. Renewals of Interlibrary loans

    books or materials must be approved by the Library Assistant.

    Fines and Other Charges

    Fines

    .20¢ per day per item for overdue books, encyclopedias and CDs.

    $2.00 per day per item for overdue DVDs.

    Other Charges

    $1.00 charge for a lost or stolen library card.

    $1.00 charge per item for DVDs and CDs returned in the book drop.

    Black & White Printing:

    .30¢ per page letter size - front only

    .40¢ per page letter size - front & back

    .50¢ per page legal size - front only

    .60¢ per page legal size - front & back

    Color Printing:

    .50¢ per page letter size - front only

    .60¢ per page letter size - front & back

    .60¢ per page legal size - front only

    .70¢ per page legal size - front & back

    Donations

    Palo Verde Valley District Library - Donation Guidelines Policy

    All donations require staff and volunteer time to sort and library space to shelve and store - both of which are precious resources, always in short supply. You can help! Use these guidelines to sort, weed and discard inappropriate materials before donating to your library.

    Excessively large number of donations such as a “trunk load” or “truck load” are not being accepted at this time

    The library accepts new or gently used:

    • Adult, young adult and juvenile books— either paperback or hardcover, fiction or nonfiction, English or Spanish
    • Audio books on CD’s
    • DVDs
    • Current magazines

    Please bring donations of books to the circulation desk between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All donations must be bagged or boxed. Due to space, no more than 4 boxes or 5 bags may be donated at a time. Once our inventory needs have been met, we may decline to accept donations. If you need your bags or boxes back, please leave your phone number and a staff member will contact you once the books have been sorted.

    We cannot accept:

    • Dirty, dusty, moldy and/or water-damaged materials
    • Damaged bindings or pages
    • Missing covers or pages
    • Items with writing, markings or highlighting
    • Paperbacks warped from storage
    • Clearly outdated materials
    • Toys, games, puzzles, artwork, professional journals, condensed books (Reader’s Digest)
    • Encyclopedias
    • Non-commercially produced media
    • Workbooks or study guides that are partially or wholly filled in
    • Computer programs
    • VHS and Audio cassette tapes
    • Boxes that have been moved directly from long term storage to the Library. We cannot accept boxes of books that have not been properly inspected by the donor.
    • Large quantities of books that are not in boxes or containers. Due to facility and logistic constraints, we cannot accept loose material.

    What happens to the items I donate?

    Depending on the quality and condition of the donated items, they will be put into our annual book sale; sold by our Friends of the Library; put into the general collection of the library; or given away.

    Donations are Tax Deductible

    At your request, Library staff will provide you with a letter of receipt that you may fill out for tax purposes. The Library staff is not qualified to determine the value of your donation. It will be up to you to assign a value for tax purposes.


    Memorials

    A book memorial is a fitting expression of sympathy and a lasting tribute that continues a person's influence in the community.

    Book Drop

    A book drop is available to patrons returning books during non-business hours. The book drop is located near the library’s front entrance.

    Do not return DVDs or CDs through the library’s book drop as it causes damage to the cases. A fine will be charged to the patron’s account if these items are returned through the book drop.

    Interlibrary Loan Services

    Materials not available at the Palo Verde Library can be (in most cases) obtained through the

    Inland Library System’s Interlibrary Loan Program by submitting a request the Library Assistant.

    Patrons requesting materials that are already checked out can be placed on a reserve list free of charge.

    Inland Library System

    Composed of eighteen independent public libraries in Inyo, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties who have agreed to cooperate, to locate, to deliver, and to share their resources to provide better library services.

    Banning Public Library
    Beaumont District Library
    Colton Public Library
    Corona Public Library
    Hemet Public Library
    Inyo County Free Library
    Moreno Valley Library
    Murrieta Public Library
    Ontario City Library
    Palm Springs Public Library
    Palo Verde Valley District Library
    Rancho Cucamonga Public Library
    Rancho Mirage Public Library
    Riverside City Public Library
    Riverside County Library System
    San Bernardino City Library
    San Bernardino County Library
    Upland Public Library