Library cards are free if you live in or own property in the City of Redlands. There is a $30.00 (non-refundable) fee per year, per household, for non-residents. Photo identification with current home address must be shown upon applying or when replacing a lost card. A $2.00 fee will be charged for replacing library cards. A parent or guardian, with proper identification, may obtain a library card for their children.
Borrow and Renew Items
Books, audio materials, videos (VHS), DVDs, pamphlets, and periodicals may be checked out for two weeks. eBooks may be checked out from one to three weeks. Framed art, one per adult card, may be checked out for six weeks. Certain Reference periodicals can be checked out overnight.
All materials may be renewed twice for an additional four weeks except “New Books,” art prints, items on reserve, and Reference periodicals. Items may be renewed online or by telephone at 798-7565.
Borrowers may check out twenty items per card. The Library is not responsible for damages to audio-visual equipment. A reserve or hold may be placed for 75¢ per item. You will be notified by mail when the item is ready to be borrowed.
Fees and Fines
There is a twenty cents (20¢) per day, per item fine for all books and materials. Sundays and holidays excluded. If materials are kept overdue more than 30 days or fines total more than $5 then all borrowing privileges are suspended until items are returned and fines paid or the library is reimbursed for lost items. There is a reserve or hold fee of 75¢ per item.
Public Computers and Wi-Fi
Patrons with a valid library card may use the public computers for up to one hour a day for free. Day passes can be purchased for $1 and allow you to use the public computers for up to one hour on the day of purchase. A year pass can be purchased for $5 and allows up to one hour of daily computer usage for one year. Public computers shutdown 15 minutes prior to library closing. We offer two computers with scanners and each of the public computers have the following programs:
- Microsoft Access 2016
- Microsoft Excel 2016
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
- Microsoft Publisher 2016
- Microsoft Word 2016
- Internet Explorer
We are happy to provide free Wi-Fi access to the internet for both patrons and visitors. Internet access over Wi-Fi is shutdown 15 minutes prior to library closing. Use of the public computers and public Wi-Fi is governed by our Computer Use and Internet Policy.
Smiley Heritage Tours
Preserving Redlands’ Treasures
Each year, Smiley Heritage Tours offers bus tours to fourth grade students. We visit key historical sites in Redlands and are proud to report that following our tours, the fourth graders can speak with some authority about the significance of Redlands’ landmarks, its founders, the navel orange, and cut-stone curbs. They are also able to better understand the role the contributions from so many have played in making Redlands a special place.
Some of the Places We Visit
For more information, or to volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.