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Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Phone: (949) 830-7100
Open: 10-9 M-Th, 1-5 F, 10-5 Sat, 12-5 Sun
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Library Cards and Lending Policies

Applying for a Mission Viejo Library Card

Did you know that getting a Mission Viejo Library card is free to most who live in California? Give us a call if you have any questions about the information below, at (949) 830-7100, extension 5101.

In Person

Applying for a card in person is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Complete an application form and return it to the Library Circulation Desk.  
  2. Present valid identification (current California Driver’s License or ID).
  3. Present proof of current mailing address if not on driver’s license (checkbook or utility bill).

A parent or guardian must be present to show identification and to sign for children under the age of 18. Parents or guardians can indicate on the library card application whether they give permission for the child to use the Internet at the library.

Online

To apply online:

  1. Go to our Online Catalog, then click on the My Account link at the top and select “Apply for a library card” link to complete the online form. 
  2. Come to the library within 30 days to pick up your card at the Check Out Desk.  Be sure to mention that you applied online. 
  3. Present valid identification (current California Driver's License or ID).
  4. Present proof of current mailing address if not on driver's license (e.g. a utility bill or personal checks).

A parent or guardian must be present to show identification and to sign for children under the age of 18.

Lending Periods and Late Fees

Pay Fines and Fees Online

Pay your fines and fees anytime, using the ease, convenience and security of online payments. Use your credit card to pay all your existing fines, selected fines, or to add money to your account to use for future charges. 

To begin, access the My Account feature of our catalog, and then choose the "Pay Fines/Add to Account" sub-tab option. You will be prompted for your library card number, and your PIN. Once logged in, simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Loan Periods, Renewals, and Late Fees

Item Type

How Many Can I Have At Once?

Checks Out For

Daily Late Fee

Can I Renew?

BOOKS
New Books

30

14 days

$0.25

Once

Adult

30

21 days

$0.25

Twice

Youth

30

21 days

$0.25

Twice

Magazines

30

7 days

$0.25

Once

VIDEO
Rentals

---

2 days

$2.00

No

Entertainment

5

7 days

$2.00

Once

Educational

5

7 days

$1.00

Once

AUDIO
Books on Cassette

5

21 days

$0.25

Once

Books on CD

5

21 days

$0.25

Once

Music CDs

5

7 days

$0.25

Once

OTHER
Leap Frog for Kids

3

14 days

$1.00

Once

Storytime in a Bag

2

14 days

$2.00

No

Reserves for Items Currently Checked Out

You may reserve up to 5 items at a time on your Mission Viejo Library card. You can reserve items in our online catalog by using the "Request Item" button option when viewing information about a book or other material. Items reserved online can be picked up at the Check Out Desk. There is no charge to place a reserve.