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Temporary Online Library Cards

A temporary (30 day) library card is available and can be used for a selection of digital resources listed below.  A physical library card with access to all materials will be mailed with instructions on how to activate within the 30 days of temporary card issuance. 

Click here to sign up   

Write down temporary login information: PACREG_____

Click here to watch a short how-to video  on how to register for a temporary card and access a digital resource.

*Note: In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection act, you must be 13 or older in order to complete the library card registration. 

(Bring in your CA picture ID or picture ID with a piece of local registered mail to change your status from temporary to resident when the library re-opens for access to all the library has to offer).  During the COVID-19 closure restrictions, patrons who sign up for an online temporary card will be mailed a permanent card which with directions on activating the card. 

Digital resources available with temporary cards as follows. 

Patrons, whether resident or non-resident of Nevada County, are eligible for a free library card. Library cards expire every 3 years and are subject to the following conditions.
  1. Age Requirements
  2. Proof of Residency
  3. Borrower Type Limits
  4. Proof of Address/Borrower Type
  5. Check Out / Replacement Card


Children must be 5 to 17 years of age. Minors must have the application signed by a parent or legal guardian with a California driver’s license or California ID card. This person should be aware that they are financially responsible until the child is 18.


Adults are 18 and older. When a child turns 18, he or she needs to complete a new form and his or her record is to be updated. In this instance, a replacement card may be issued at no charge.