Long Beach expands acceptable identification requirements for library cards • Long Beach Post News

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In addition to a California driver’s license or ID card showing a home address, the Long Beach Public Library will now also accept a driver’s license or ID card from any state, passport U.S., military ID, U.S. permanent resident card, work or student ID. visa, foreign consular identity card or foreign passport. Residents who are unable to provide eligible photo ID and proof of mailing address can still enroll in other library card options, such as limited-use and single-use cards. computer only.

The changes come into effect on Tuesday, May 3.

A library card allows people to borrow up to 50 items at a time and provides access to other library amenities such as digital library resources, public computers and printing services, Chromebook borrowing and credit points Mifi access and participation in the library’s ZipBooks program.

“The revised policy is a significant step toward equity in the delivery of library services and the removal of barriers that some Long Beach residents may face when trying to take full advantage of all of our programs and services,” Library Services Director Christine Hertzel said in a written statement.

In a similar effort to remove barriers Long Beach residents may face when it comes to accessing public services, the library recently joined a three-year pilot program that offers residents free admission to more 200 California state parks through the California State Library Parks Pass program. . A full-service library card also gives residents the ability to borrow one park pass at a time for seven days to receive free admission for daily vehicle use at any participating state park. .

To apply with the new changes from May 3, community members can download a online library card application and return it to one of the city’s 13 libraries, or pre-register online and complete your application in person. The online application is available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog.

“The library is excited to introduce these changes, and we look forward to exploring other ways to expand access to all Long Beach communities,” Hertzel said.

Long Beach Residents Can Now Access a California State Parks Day Pass Using Their Library Card

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