Account, Loan Limits, and Fees

Library Catalog & Account

Login: Your Corona Public card number with all the zeroes and no spaces
PIN/password: The automatic password is the last 4 digits of your phone number.  If this does not work please visit the Library for assistance or reset your password by following this link. To protect your account, passwords are not given over the phone.

Secret Code: STUDY

Library eCard

Library eCards are available free of charge to all Riverside County residents during the COVID-19 closure. The Library eCard will be valid for one month pending further COVID-19 related reassessment and may be used to borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and access our Online Resources. Once the library has reopened to the public we encourage you to come by and collect a physical card allowing you access to all of the library’s physical and online resources. Please visit the Library's website at to view all of our Online Resources, Homework Help, and eMedia Collections.

Register for an eCard

Full-Service Library Card

You must be a California resident to obtain a Full-Service Library Card.

Adult Card

You must be at least 18 years old with a permanent and verifiable address to obtain a library card. If you are giving a PO Box as your address, please present a bill or correspondence with your street address. PO Boxes do not establish California residency. Present one piece of photo identification (ID).  All forms of ID must be current.  Accepted forms of identification include: current driver’s license, state ID, military ID, or college ID.  This is to be presented with completed application. If your photo ID does not include a current address, please present a piece of mail postmarked and mailed to you within the last 30 days, or a printed check with current address.

Juvenile Card

To obtain a library card for a minor child for whom you are the parent/legal guardian, the child must be present.  Please present a completed application along with your photo ID and current address for verification. You have a choice of 3 access levels for your minor child’s library card:
Full Access - Gives access to all materials in the library.
Juvenile V-Card - Gives access to all materials EXCEPT videos or DVDs in the adult Collection/all ratings.
Juvenile R-Card - Gives access to all materials EXCEPT R- rated videos or DVDs

Student Smart Pass

The Smart Pass is the student ID number assigned to every Corona-Norco Unified School District student .  In a partnership with the CNUSD, every student ID is also a Corona Public Library card.  It gives access to all materials EXCEPT R-rated videos or DVDs.  With the Smart Pass, the check out limit is 5 items.   Here is a flyer with more information.

Teacher Library Card

The Corona Public Library is pleased to offer Teacher Library Cards to support local educators in providing educational materials to their students.
There is no separate application form for the Corona Public Library Teacher Card. To receive a Teacher Card, please complete a regular library card application and request a Teacher Card status.

Who Can Get A Teacher Library Card?

A “teacher” is any individual currently employed as a teacher, paraeducator, or library staff working in a public, private, charter, or preschool in the cities of Corona, Norco, and Eastvale. Proof of institutional identification or a pay stub from such facility is required to receive a Teacher Card.
Teacher Cards are for materials for curriculum support or classroom use. Teachers should use their regular cards to check out library materials for personal use. Additionally, Teacher Cards are for individual use only.

How to Get A Teacher Library Card:

  • Apply in person at the Corona Public Library
  • Show valid ID and proof of current California address
  • Show proof of current teacher status in Corona, Norco, or Eastvale as follows:
    • School institution identification; or
    • School pay stub
For complete information about Teacher Library Cards, including benefits of the Teacher Library Card click here.

Internet Only Library Card

Internet Only Cards will be issued for internet use only (no borrowing of any library materials including laptops) using the following criteria:

  » Presentation of Photo I.D. (Does not need to be valid or CA);
  » No Library card application needed;
  » No proof of address needed;
  » Adult Card, must be 18 years old;
  » Juvenile Card, legal guardian must be present.

     Internet privileges will expire in three months.

As with all Cards, responsibility and liability rest with the registered card holder and if a minor, a parent or legal guardian who signed the library card application.

Non-California Resident Library Card

Non-California Resident Library Card use only using the following criteria:

  » Presentation of a valid Out-of-State Photo I.D.;
  » Pay $10;
  » Borrow 1 item at a time;
  » Library card will expire in three months;
  » Adult Card, must be 18 years old;
  » Juvenile Card, legal guardian must be present.

As with all Cards, responsibility and liability rest with the registered card holder and if a minor, a parent or legal guardian who signed the library card application. 

Loan Limits

Items may be renewed 2 times. If a hold has been placed on an item, a renewal will not be allowed.


Type of Material 

 Loan Period     

Maximum Items     

Daily Fines 

New Books  14 Days  25 Items 


All Other Books, Magazines & Pamphlets
21 Days 25 Items 


Audio Visual Materials & Tablets

14 Days  5 items 


Kits (Book Club & Oral History)

8 weeks  2 items  $1.00 

Library of Things (Boardgames, Bakeware, etc.)

7 Days  2 items  $1.00 

Laptops & Chromebooks (In-house only)

2 Hours
1 item $5.00 

Equipment (Headphones, Microfilm Lens, Power Cable, etc.)

2 Hours
1 item $1.00 
Grab & Go Bags
 21 Days
 2 items

Fees for the Replacement of Lost / Damaged Material

 Type of Loss or Damage

 Fine / item

 Lost/Missing Library Materials (Books, DVD, CD, Laptops, Boardgames, etc.)

Price of Item or actual cost to replace

 Plus Processing Fee

 A/C Adapter
 Bakeware Cleaning Fee
 Barcode - Missing or Damaged
 Battery  $180.00
 Case for Audiobooks
 $8.00 - $20.00
 CD Case

 Damaged, Scribbled, Lost or Destroyed page(s), cover or Pamphlet (per page)

 DVD Case
 Hard Drive
 Lost Magazine
 Lost Paperback Book
$10.00 minimum
 Missing Audiobook / CD Disc
 Plastic Book Jacket
 RFID Tag - Missing or Damaged from a Book
 Skin - laptops

Notices Now Delivered via Email 

Please update your email by logging into your account or the next time you visit the Library.  This is how you will be reminded when your items are due or when a hold is available. 

Item Renewals

Renewal of materials may be completed by logging into your account.  Just enter your 14 digit Library Card number and your PIN number on the Catalog’s Home Page.   If you have questions or are unable to renew your items online please call the Check Out desk at 951-279-3737 951-279-3737 or the Main Library Number at 951-736-2381951-736-2381. Items may be renewed 2 times.  If a hold has been placed on an item, a renewal will not be allowed. 

Delinquent Accounts

Accounts with overdue fines or lost material fees that exceed $50 will receive a courtesy email notification of delinquent status.  After the courtesy notice is sent, fourteen days is given to clear the account.  If no action is taken after this time, delinquent accounts are submitted to a collection agency.  A $20 collection agency fee is added to the account at this time.


If you have lost or misplaced your library card please call 951-279-3737 951-279-3737 immediately.  Staff will then block your card which will prevent use by others if found.

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