Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

Main Branch

Park Branch

Holiday Closures

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How to Get a Library Card

Complete an application at either the Main Library or Park Branch. We need identification which verifies your address in Monterey, Santa Cruz, or San Benito counties.

Proof of address can include:
  • Driver's License
  • Printed Bank Checks
  • Rental Agreement
  • Utility Bill
  • Property Tax Statement
The library does not accept the following for the purpose of identification:
  • Other Library Cards
  • Mail
  • Business Cards

Universal Borrowing: If you live in California, and have any California public library card, you can get a free library card with us. A photo ID is required.

Children under 14: You will need a parent or legal guardian's signature.

High School Students: A student ID card is all you need.

Visitors

Visitors from outside of California may obtain a library card for a fee of $5 per month and proof of home residence.

Lost Cards

A replacement fee of $2 is charged for a lost library card.