Guide to Borrowing Library Materials, and
Welcome to the Napa City-County Library
At your library, friendly, knowledgeable professionals will help you find the information you need!
Adult materials and services
Adult Reference 253-4235
Children’s materials and services
Children’s Reference 253-4070
Library card account information
Library Circulation 253-4243
Explore our Library Website
On our Web site, www.napalibrary.org, you can search the online catalog, place holds, search databases, enjoy eBooks and eAudio books, read our online newsletter, join our online book club, and more. While viewing your library account online, you may also check due dates of items borrowed, status of items on hold, amounts of any fines due, and renew your checked-out materials. Some restrictions may apply.
Your Library Account
Your library account may be viewed at www.napalibrary.org. You may also call 253-4243 to get information about your account.
Books, Films, Music & More
Our collection is here for you to use and enjoy, with materials covering a wide range of interests. Each item is selected by a qualified library professional. For Inter-Library Loan services, please ask a librarian. You may view a copy of our collection policy at any public service desk.
Book Clubs (253-4235)
Join us for our monthly book discussions at the Napa Main Library.
Research Tools (253-4235)
We offer computers for adults and children to use. Free wireless Internet access is available at the Napa Main Library. You may also access our numerous online databases at www.napalibrary.org.
Resources for Children (253-4070)
From storytelling and summer reading programs to canine reading partners and “grandparents” who share books aloud, our services reflect our commitment to enriching the lives of children through reading.
Volunteer Opportunities (253-4283)
At the library, volunteers are always needed to tutor adults in reading and writing. Volunteers sometimes help with other programs or events.
Lifelong Study for Adults (253-4237)
Adults can get help with their reading, writing, and computer skills at the library. Free tutoring and career services are provided in a caring and supportive environment.
Library Events (253-4235)
The Napa Main Library hosts authors, events and workshops, all free and listed in our newsletter or online at www.napalibrary.org.
Browsing Collection (253-4235)
Our browsing collection, Hot Picks, includes best-sellers, DVDs and special interest books. Hot Picks are not available for renewal.
Art in the Library (253-4223)
The Napa Main Library displays artwork by a different artist each month. Art is selected from a juried competition held each spring.
Public Meeting Space
At the Napa Main Library, small groups may use the meeting room in the Media Center on a walk-in basis or by reservation. To reserve the small meeting room, call 253-4283 or 253-4235. Large groups may reserve the main Community Meeting Room by an application process which may require a payment of fees. To reserve the Community Meeting Room, call 253-4242.
Always bring your library card to the library. Report lost/stolen cards immediately by calling 253-4243.
Who may have a library card?
California residents with photo ID and proof of address may be issued a free library card. Those under 18 years old need a parent or guardian’s signature. Temporary cards, for those lacking proper documentation, allow checkout of 5 items. Non-residents pay $50 for a library card valid for 1 year.
What’s my borrowing limit?
50 items per card
1 Hot Pick DVD per card
How do I track due dates?
Due dates are issued at checkout, and are printed on your receipt; they are also at www.napalibrary.org.
What about renewals?
If there are no holds on an item, it may be renewed twice. Renewals may be made at the library, by phone (253-4220), or online at www.napalibrary.org. Hot Picks are not renewable.
Where do I return items?
At the library desk or bookdrop. If the bookdrops are full, please do not leave items outside. Please rewind videos. (The library is not responsible for any damage to equipment caused by videos or DVDs.)
Why have a clear library record?
Renewing or returning items on time means faster library service. Parents or guardians are responsible for children’s materials and fines.
How long may I keep items?
All items may be checked out for 21 days.
What are the fines for overdue items?
Adult ítem $.20 /day
Young Adult item $.20 /day
Children’s ítem $.10 /day
Late fines will not exceed $6 per item. Fines stop accruing the day you return or renew the item, and the charge is recorded on your account when the item is checked in. You may not buy a replacement for a lost item.
What are the service* fees?
Color copy/print .50 ea.
Grayscale copy/print $.10 ea. (cash)
Inter-Library Loan $2.00 per item
Lost /destroyed items $6.00 + item cost
Library card replacement Free
*Please note that not all services are available at all branches.