Need a Library Card?
Nevada County Community Library provides access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, online learning, and resource tools for all ages - 24/7.
Temporary (30 day) library cards are available and can be used for a selection of digital resources.
*Important: remember to write down your temporary login: PACREG#####.
During COVID closures, a physical library card with access to all materials will be mailed with instructions on how to activate within 30 days of temporary card issuance.
View a short video Click here to sign up (remember to write down temporary login information: PACREG_____ Click here to sign up (remember to write down temporary login information: PACREG_____ on how to register for a temporary card and access a digital resource.
Note: In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection act, you must be 13 or older in order to complete the library card registration.
Most of the digital resources are available with temporary cards.
- Age Requirements
- Proof of Residency
- Borrower Type Limits
- Proof of Address/Borrower Type
- Check Out/ Replacement
Children must be 5 to 17 years of age. Minors must have the application signed by a parent or legal guardian with a California driver’s license or California ID card. This person should be aware that they are financially responsible until the child is 18.
Adults are 18 and older. When a child turns 18, he or she needs to complete a new form and his or her record is to be updated. In this instance, a replacement card may be issued at no charge.
Proof of Address
Proof of California address is any of the following:
- Current bill printed with name and address
- Deposit slip or statement
- DMV change of address
- Escrow/title company papers
- Medical or welfare card
- Paycheck stub with address
- Canceled mail addressed to applicant (not in care of mail)
- Printed checks
- Rent receipt printed with name and address
- Vehicle registration
- Voter registration
All library cards expire every 3 years and patrons are responsible for renewing.
- Group home resident - Item limit 2; card expires after 6 months; to change to another status, must re-apply.
- Homebound - used for senior center residents in Truckee or Book Buddies - Item limit 35 (During COVID closure the limit is expanded to 50 items)
- Adult & Youth Limited - Item limit 3.
- Non-resident - Item limit 35 ( During COVID closure the limit is expanded to 50 items)
- Adult & Youth Resident - Item limit 35 (During COVID closure the limit is expanded to 50 items)
- Student Success - Item limit 3
Proof of address/Borrower Type
- CDL with address in another California county N (Non-resident)
- CDL with local address in Nevada County: R (Resident of Nevada County)
- CDL without current address L (Limited)
- Group home: Leader's CDL with proof of local address G
- Mexico ID card and proof of address N (Non-resident)
- Military ID and proof of address N (Non-resident)
- Out-of-state driver's license with proof of local address N (Non-resident)
- Out-of-state driver's license without proof of local address No card
- Passport or foreign driver's license without proof of local address No card
- Passport, Bank card with picture ID, permit to work, or foreign driver's license with proof of local address L (Limited)
Patrons should present library card for check out.
Replacement cards are $2.00 each.