Get a Card

Any resident of California may obtain a library card. A library card allows patrons to check out material from the library and use the Internet stations. Patrons may also borrow material from Sacramento, Folsom, Sutter, and Colusa Public Libraries.

 What you need:

·        Photo ID
·        Proof of current address 

Applicants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian as their signature is required on the application.  

First time library cards are free. There is a $1.00 charge to replace a lost or stolen card. Report immediately any stolen or lost card to library staff. Patrons are responsible for all items checked out to their card.

Applications may be made online.


ECards allow patrons to make a PC reservation, access the library's databases, and checkout downloadable material. ECards will not permit the checkout of any items other than downloadables. ECards should be made for anyone who does not already have a Woodland Public Library card and who will be using our public Internet computers more than one time.

Borrowing Privileges

Loan Periods

 Patrons may borrow print material, audios, and books and music CDs from the Woodland Public Library for 3 weeks. DVDs, videos, and City Council discs check out for 1 week. Material borrowed from other libraries in the system (Sacramento, Folsom, Colusa, or Sutter) may have different loan periods and may have different limits on number of items checked out. 

Late Fees

 Overdue fines are 10 cents per day to a maximum of $3.00 per item. The replacement fee for lost or damaged items is the cost of the item. Overdue fines from other libraries in the system may be different. 

Check Out Limits

 Patrons may checkout a total of 50 items. The maximum number of DVDs and CDs allowed at one time is 10 items each, for a total of 20 items (included in the overall 50 items). 

Email Notification

Patrons with an email account can request email notification when books on hold are ready to be picked up and can be notified 3 days prior to the materials’ due date. Email notification is a courtesy but is not guaranteed. It is the patron’s responsibility to check on hold items and be aware of material due dates. 

Library material may be renewed in person, over the telephone (530.661.5980), or by the patron’s library account online. Material may be renewed up to 2 times for print material, audios, and CDs. Material may be renewed for an additional 1 week period for DVDs, videos, and City Council tapes, with the exception of those items on hold for another patron or those items designated EXPRESS items. 


Patrons may return library materials to the Woodland Public Library or any branch of the Sacramento, Folsom, Sutter, and Colusa Public Libraries.


Holds may be placed in person, over the telephone (530.661.5980), or by the patron’s library account online. The total number of holds is not to exceed 25 items. 

Out of System Requests

 Out-of-system requests (InterLibrary Loan) may be placed on books that are not at the Woodland Public Library or any of the libraries in the system. There is a $2.00 fee for each item requested. 

Online Library Account 
Patrons with library cards may access their library account through the library’s catalog.

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