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A Cerritos Library card is available without charge to anyone who lives or owns property within the City of Cerritos. People who attend school in Cerritos, work in Cerritos, work for the ABC Unified School District or are an employee or student at Cerritos College or attend any ABC Unified School District school also qualify for a free library card. Consideration has also been given to active personnel who are permanent or temporary residents of California. Those who do not qualify for a free library card may purchase a card for $100 per year.

To obtain or renew a Cerritos Library card, please provide the following information:

• Valid California Driver’s License with current address, or
• Valid California I.D. Card with current address
In addition, one of the following forms of identification is required:
• Utility bill (postmarked within 60 days)
• Rent receipt, escrow papers or property tax bill (postmarked within 60 days)
• Credit card statement or bank statement (postmarked within 60 days)
• Car registration (postmarked within 60 days)
Both items of identification must include your name and show the same address. Please note that we cannot accept a mailing address or P.O. Box as proof of residency. Patrons must be present to initiate all library card transactions.

For minors to obtain a Cerritos Library card, his or her parent’s information from the above section is required. In addition, one of the following documents is required to verify the child’s date of birth:

• Birth certificate, passport, baptism certificate, current year tax form, insurance paperwork, school emergency card, or school I.D. with birth date.
To renew a child’s library card, his or her parent’s information as listed in the section above is required.

Additional information required from legal guardian of patron younger than 18:

• Legal guardianship court papers or school district affidavit of guardianship.

Additional information required from patron whose California Driver’s License does not show his or her current address:

• Two additional forms of identification showing current address.

Additional information required from non-resident employed in Cerritos:

• Current check stub with company name and address or letter from employer on company letterhead (with Cerritos address) verifying employment
• Parent or legal guardian’s signature required on registration form if younger than 18
• For ROP students, school or training site must be located in Cerritos

Additional information required from student attending school in ABC Unified School District/Cerritos College:

• Current enrollment card or school I.D. and a copy of parent’s or guardian’s California Driver’s License or other acceptable proof of address as described in the first section above.

Additional information required from employees of ABC Unified School District/Cerritos College:

• Current check stub and employee badge or business card.

Additional information required from person who owns property in Cerritos:

• Proof of ownership, such as property tax statement, grant deed or escrow papers.

Additional Information required from active duty military personnel:

• Active Duty military ID

Additional information required from people who are staying at the Cerritos Sheraton Hotel:

• Confirmation from hotel’s registration desk.

P L E A S E  N O T E :

• You are responsible for all library materials issued on this card.
• This card is for authorized use only by the cardholder.
• The library is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cards.
• Please report loss, theft, or name/address change immediately.
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