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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 or Bellflower Unified School District school also qualify for a free library card. Consideration has also been given to individuals currently staying at the Cerritos Sheraton and to active duty military 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.

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 (as listed in section above, postmarked within 60 days)

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.
• Parent or legal guardian's signature required on registration form if younger than 18

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 non-resident employed in Cerritos:

• Current check stub with company name and address or currently dated letter from employer on company letterhead (with Cerritos address) verifying employment
• Current business license for Cerritos business owners

Additional information required from student attending school in ABC Unified School District, Bellflower Unified School District or Cerritos College:

• Current enrollment card, current Student Data Printout Sheet or current school I.D.
• Current semester sticker on school I.D. is required for Cerritos College
• ABC Adult School I.D. in addition to current semester class schedule printout
• For ROP students, school or training site must be located in Cerritos

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

• Current check stub

Additional information required from person who owns property in Cerritos:

• Proof of ownership, such as property tax statement, grant deed or escrow papers. Only individuals listed on ownership papers qualify for a library card

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:

• Current hotel confirmation with guest's name

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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