Welcome to the Tehama County Library! We have outlined a few helpful hints for those of you who are new to the library.
Library Cards for Adults
You will need to show a valid photo ID with your current mailing address. If your ID does not have your current address, you will need to show proof of the current address.
Some examples of what is acceptable are:
Valid Photo ID:
- Driver’s License (Must be valid)
- Any current State Issued Photo ID Card
- Military ID Card
- Passport (Must be valid)
- Mexican Consulate ID Card
Proof of Current Mailing Address
- Car Registration
- Mail with a current postal cancellation (not junk mail)
Note: We do not accept General Delivery.
Library Cards for Children
Children will need to have a co-signer if under 14 yrs. of age. The only acceptable co-signers are parents, grandparents or legal guardians (proof required). All co-signers must have the above required items.
Library Cards for Young Adults
Young adults ages 15-17 yrs. old do not need a co-signer if they have a current student body card from their local public high school. If they do not, then they must have a co-signer, as described in “Library Cards for Children” above.
- A 4-digit pin number will be given to you for online usage and self-checkout.
- Replacement cards are $1.00 (photo ID verification is required).
Click here or use the “My Account” button on the top left of every page.
Enter your library card number in the box titled “Patron/Alternate ID Number”. Your library card number is the barcode number located on the back of your library card. The first five numbers will be “20187”. Enter all digits without spaces. Enter the four digit PIN number assigned to your account in the box marked PIN. You can acquire a PIN number when you sign up for your library card, or you may request us to add it to your account any time (in person w/ID proof)
The next screen you see will be the Patron Information page. This is your account. You will see your name and other personal information on the left side of the page. Your Account Summary is on the right side. Your Account summary shows the number of loans, overdue items, holds, fees, etc.
You can renew books (unless there are holds pending or you owe overdue fines); make requests for library materials; view and/or cancel holds you have pending; and change your PIN number and address.
If you have a question regarding your account and cannot find the answer online, please come into the library or call (530) 527-0604. Library staff will be happy to help you.
- Computers are available at all branch libraries for public use.
- Patrons must have a valid library card in good standing or photo ID for computer usage.
- Sign-ups must be made in person at the front desk
- Each person is allowed up to 2 hours a day contingent on availability – no exceptions.
- Printing in black ink is available for 10¢ a page. Cash or check are the only accepted payments
- Library staff will provide minimal assistance ONLY to computer users.
- Patrons who require a cosigner must have signed consent for computer usage.
- Each person is allowed 2 hour per day — no exceptions. Users must promptly relinquish their computer terminal when asked to do so by staff.
- No more than two people shall sit at an Internet terminal at the same time.
- The terminal is in a public place. Patron must not display visual information that is objectionable to others.
- Patron can’t use the computers to violate any law.
- Patrons may not turn the computer off at any time. If patron’s computer freezes up, ask the staff for help.
- Patrons may not change any settings on the computer or save any files to the hard disk.
- Computer use for the day is done FIVE minutes before closing. Patrons must wrap up what they are working on and leave the computer station.
Failure to abide by these rules will result in the loss of Internet privileges for six months or longer.
- You can fill out a Request Card at any Tehama County Library branch.
- You can request items by telephone (530) 527-0604 x105
- You can search the online catalog and place a hold. You must already have a library card and pin number before you can place the hold. When you locate a title you want, press the “Place Hold” button in front of it. You will be redirected to your Library Account page and asked to sign in. You will then be asked for the branch library you want your choice to be sent to, then press “Submit Request”. You will be notified when the item is ready to be picked up.
The Tehama County Library has been selected by the California State Library to participate in a project called “Zip Books for Rural Libraries”. Only a few libraries throughout the State of California are participating in this project which explores an alternative to traditional InterLibrary Loan (ILL).Using a “buy vs. borrow” procurement model, the Zip Books project is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the California State Library.
How does Zip Books work?
If you request a book or audiobook that the Tehama County Library does not own, the Library will try to purchase the item and have it shipped directly to you rather than borrow the item from another library. When you are finished with your item, you simply return it to your local library branch.
What is eligible for Zip Books?
Books (regular or large print) or audiobooks that cost up to $35 (pre-tax) that the Tehama County Library does not own are eligible for Zip Books. Videos or DVDs are NOT eligible.
Who can use Zip Books?
Registered borrowers in good standing of the Tehama County Library are eligible.
How do I use Zip Books?
Ask for a Zip Books request form. Library staff will help you complete the form. You will be given a simple Zip Books survey form, along with an informational handout. Library staff will try to purchase the requested item through Amazon and have the item shipped directly to you using Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping. Library staff will notify you if we are unable to fill your request through Zip Books.
When you are finished with your item, simply return it to your local library branch, along with the completed survey. This provides required grant feedback and identifies the item as a Zip Book. Although you will not be given a due date for the item, we ask that you return the book/audiobook within 3 weeks.
May I request more than one item through Zip Books?
You may request another item when you return the one that was shipped to you.
What happens to the book/audiobook after it is returned?
The Librarian will review the item and decide whether or not to add the item to the Library’s collection.
What if I have more questions?
Please call Sally Conry, Library Manager, at 530-529-2483 x 107 for more information.