Your Library Card
Your library card opens the door to a world of information. You may use your Riviera Beach Public Library card to check out, free of charge, a variety of materials. Your library card has a unique barcode number on it.
Getting a Card
You may register for a Riviera Beach Public Library card at the library, located at 2129 North Congress Avenue. You will be asked to complete a short registration form. You will also be asked to present valid identification with your current in-county address. Applicants under the age of 18 must have the signature of their parent or legal guardian. Patrons who are under the age of 18 and wish to use library computers must have an Internet consent form signed by the parent or the legal guardian on file at the circulation desk.
Libraries in the area belong to the Library Cooperative of the Palm Beaches and have a reciprocal borrowing agreement. Residents within these boundaries (which include Lake Park Public Library, North Palm Beach Public Library, Boynton Beach City Library, Delray Beach Public Library, Palm Springs Public Library, Lake Worth Public Library, Lantana Public Library, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, and the Palm Beach County Library System) may use any public library covered by the agreement. Each library in the cooperative requires a separate library card. Rules and fees may vary between Libraries.
Temporary Library Card
You can get a temporary Riviera Beach Public Library card online, by clicking on this link. You will come to the Patron Self-Registration page, where you will fill out an online form and create a new password. After you click "Submit," you will receive an email with your new Username, which is your temporary library card number. You can use this temporary number, and the password you created, to log into the catalog for two months. You will be able to reserve library materials by logging in.
You can also use your temporary number and password to log into and use the Library's digital resources, which are available at this link. Enter your temporary number where the site asks for "library barcode number," and enter your password where the site asks for your "library card pin number."
You can convert your temporary library card into a regular permanent one by visiting the Library in person. You will need to show valid identification with your current in-county address. Once you get your new library card, the number on this card will be both your username and your password to log into the catalog and the Library's digital resources.
Loans and Renewals
Library materials may be returned to any library in the Library Cooperative of the Palm Beaches. All libraries have book drops, and materials can be returned seven days a week, 24 hours a day. You can renew most library materials if they have not been requested (placed on hold) by another patron. Items can be renewed in person, online from home using our catalog, or by telephone. To find out what items you have checked out and when they are due, log onto the Library Catalog or ask at the circulation desk. You may also review this list under the "Your Library Card" option.
- Children's videos may be borrowed for 3 days.
- All other children's materials may be borrowed for 28 days.
- Adult books may be borrowed for 28 days.
- Audiobooks may be borrowed for 28 days.
- Compact discs may be borrowed for 7 days.
- Videos may be borrowed for 3 days.
Borrowers may return print materials to any member of the Library Cooperative of the Palm Beaches.
Circulating items in the library's collection can be reserved by placing the item on hold. You may place a book on hold if the book you want is checked out to someone else.
Patrons with adult cards may have up to fifteen (15) books checked out. Patrons with youth cards may have up to seven (7) books checked out. The borrowing limit for nonprint materials for adult and youth cards is two (2) items per valid library card.
The Riviera Beach Public Library expects you to return all materials on or before the due date, to pay promptly the fines or damages for which you are responsible, and to give immediate notice of change in your address.
You are responsible for any item that anyone checks out on your card. Be sure to let the library know if your card is lost or stolen. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for deciding what books and other library materials are appropriate for their children and teenagers. This policy reflects the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, which states that "... a person's right to use a library should not be abridged because of origin, age, background or views." The library may contain books and other materials that some parents may find inappropriate for their own children and teenagers. The Riviera Beach Public Library encourages parents to help their children and teenagers select library resources in keeping with their family's values.
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If your question is not answered here, please inquire by calling us at 561-845-4195, or writing to the Riviera Beach Public Library, 2129 North Congress Avenue, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.