The Friends of the Library love getting donations of New or Lightly used books. Please call us prior to bringing donations to ensure we have space for your donations. We do not accept damaged books (broken bindings, missing pages, moldy and/or water-damaged materials or excessive writing in the text), encyclopedias, textbooks older than 5 years, VHS or Audio Cassette tapes, medical books or condensed books e.g. Reader's Digest. You have our permission to throw away books that have outlived their usefulness, really, it will be okay.
You may also donate to the Friends of the Library monetarily to help support Library programs. Donate Here!
Does the Library Charge Overdue Fines?
The Victorville City Library has eliminated overdue fines on all materials except for Movies and Video Games for all Library patrons. This move ensures that our public library is living up to its commitment to provide free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community.
The Library encourages patrons to return books in a responsible and timely fashion to the Library so others may enjoy our shared resources.
What happens when an item is overdue?
If an item is overdue by the Library sends a notice by email, text, or postal mail. Once the item is overdue the account is blocked from borrowing and renewing physical items. Once the item is returned the account returns to good standing. If an item is damaged or lost the patron is responsible for the cost of replacing that item.
What if I misplaced a book and can’t return it?
While the Library eliminated overdue fines, Library users are still responsible for fees associated with the replacement of lost or damaged books and other materials they check out.
Under this new policy, it is important to understand the difference between late fees and replacement or damage fees. Overdue or late fines are the daily charges applied to items not returned by their specified due date. These are the fines that will no longer be charged to patrons. Replacement or damaged item fees, or just fees, represent the charges applied for lost, damaged, or unreturned materials and are still in effect.
How much does it cost to check out movies and video games?
Educational DVD's are FREE - 7 day check-out - look for the Neon sticker
Entertainment DVD's are $1.50 - 3 day check-out
TV Shows are $1.50 - 7 day check-out
Video Games are $3.00 - 7 day check-out
What are the late fees for Movies and Video Games?
When DVD's and Video Games are returned after the designated date, late fees are applied as follows:
DVD's and Video Games - $1.50 per item per day
We do not charge late fees on books or audio materials.
How long can items be checked out?
Books, Audio Books, and Magazines can be checked out for 21 days.
DVD's can be checked out for 3 to 7 days.
Playaway Launchpads, Playaway Views, and Video Games can be checked out for 7 days.
Can I Return my Books to a County Library?
Unfortunately we do not receive or return books to County Library locations and County Libraries will not receive or return books to the Victorville City Library. If you check out an item from the Victorville City Library please return your items to us.
How can I check my account?
You can check your account online or in person at the Victorville City Library. Click here for the online portal.
Can I get my Library card number if I need it?
No, if you have lost your Library card you will need to get a replacement card. The cost for a replacement card is $2.
Who are the Friends of the Victorville Library
The Friends are a non-profit organization that helps raise money for the Library in several ways including book sales, special events, and video and game rentals at the Library.
How can I get involved at the Library?
For just $20 per year you can become a member of the Friends of the Victorville Library. This organization helps to raise funds for library activities and resources.
How much does it cost to print something?
Black and white prints are 10¢ each and Color prints are 50¢ each.
Do I need a Library card to use the computers?
Yes, a Library card is required to log on to any computer in the Library.
What if I lose my Library card?
If you lose your Library card, please notify the Library right away so we can block the card for any future usage. You can get a replacement card for just $2.
How long can I use the computers each day?
You can use a computer for up to 2 hours each day.
How many items can I check out with my card?
You can check out up to 50 items with your Library card.
What hours is the Library open?
The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Fridays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
What do I need to apply for a Library card?
You will need a photo ID and proof of address to apply for a card. Please click here for an application to apply.