Happy Winter Everyone!
It's a great time to snuggle up with a good book and catch up on your reading. Stop in to check out some books or audiobooks, and don't forget to let us know at the desk if there is something that we don't have that you would like. We can't guarantee that we'll be able to purchase every item requested, but we'll certainly take your input into consideration. Ebooks are now available for Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and plenty of other devices through the Southern California Digital Library.
If you don't have a library card, you'll need to come in with a picture ID with your current address. If your photo ID doesn't have your current address, you'll need to also bring a bill or something else with your name and address on it. Fill out a very short and simple form, and in just minutes you'll have a new library card. During the first month you are a new cardholder, you are limited to two checkouts at a time. Once you've been here for a month and proved that you are a responsible patron, you may check out up to 15 items at one time. DVD checkouts are limited to two per adult cardholder, and one per juvenile cardholder to ensure that we have plenty to go around.
If you need to use a computer while you are here, you may either sign on using your library card number, or make a reservation. If you do not have a card, ask about a guest pass at the desk. Library cardholders may also make reservations up to 24 hours in advance, so if you know you need a computer tomorrow, go ahead and reserve it today using your card number. We have two 15-minute express computers, and the most of the computers may be used for one hour. We can't usually extend your time, because chances are the computer is reserved for another person when your time is up. Therefore, it is really important to save your work before your time is up. If you do not have a thumb drive to save your work, they are available at the desk at our cost, which is $7.00.
Be sure to come to the desk with any problems, questions, or suggestions - we are here to help you. Thank you for using the Banning Library District!