About Us

Library Policies

Get a Library Card

You can register for a card online.

Bring an ID and verification of your address to the Library to pick up your Library card. Applicants under the age of 18 will require signature of a parent or legal guardian.

There is a fee of $1.00 for replacement cards.

See our full Registration Policy here

PIN

By default, your PIN will be set as the last four digits of your phone number.

Borrowing Library Materials

Loan Periods and Item Limits

  • A total of up to 30 items may be checked out on one card, and items may be renewed subject to the following restrictions:
  • Books, Magazines, Sound Recordings (compact discs and books on CD): up to 30 items for 21 days; one renewal
  • DVDs: up to 5 items for 21 days; one renewal
  • Video Games: 1 item for 21 days, one renewal
  • Patrons cannot renew items that are on hold for other patrons
  • Items from other libraries may have different lending periods

Fees

Materials

Library Cards

  • Overdue items: $.20 per item/per day; maximum $6.00
  • Replacement for lost or damaged items: cost of the item, plus $10.00 for processing
  • Replacement cost for a library card: $1.00
  • Out‐of‐state library card: $25.00
  • Interlibrary loan fees: subject to the conditions set by the lending library (for items borrowed outside the Inland Library Network)

Computer Use

The Simi Valley Public Library offers computer use with Internet access for 180 minutes a day.

All Internet access stations and the Library’s wireless network are filtered to prevent access to materials deemed by law to be harmful to a minor in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

The Simi Valley Public Library provides wireless internet. Patrons wishing to use the wireless network should inquire with Library staff for instructions in how to access the network.

See our full Internet Use Policy here

Code of Conduct

The Simi Valley Public Library is open to the general public. This policy ensures that everyone has the right to use Library services and resources provided his or her behavior does not unreasonably interfere with the rights of others to do the same. This policy requires the following specific behaviors be observed in the library:

  • Behavior must not disrupt other people’s use of the Library.
  • Library patrons must be considerate of others in the Library and treat other patrons and staff with courtesy and respect, honor other patrons’ privacy and keep all conversations quiet.
  • Any action recognized as illegal is prohibited in the Library.
  • Cell phones must be set to mute or vibrate in the Library.
  • Food and beverages may only be consumed in designated areas.
  • If a person creates or emanates a detectable odor that disturbs other Library patrons or staff, they will be asked to leave until the situation is corrected.
  • Bicycles, skates, skateboards, collapsible scooters and other such items may not be used in Library entryways or walkways and must be kept out of passageways.
  • Smoking or use of tobacco products is not allowed in the Library or on the patio in front of the Library.
  • The consumption of alcohol is prohibited on the premises except for special events that have obtained appropriate City approvals.
  • Shopping carts are not allowed in the Library.
  • Animals are not allowed in the Library, except those needed to assist disabled people.
  • Library restrooms may not be used for bathing or washing clothing.
  • Shoes must be worn in the Library.

Rules for Supervision of Minors

Parents, caregivers and teachers are responsible for the behavior of children under their supervision. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by a parent or responsible caregiver 12 years old or older. Library staff cannot assume responsibility for children at any time. If an unattended child is in the Library, police will be notified and asked to pick up the child. Library staff are not permitted to offer patrons transportation home.

See our full Code of Conduct Policy here

Staff

Director, Matthew Hortt

Youth Services Librarian, Kathia Ibacache

Teen Services Librarian, Michael Whitehead

Adult Services Librarian, Jeremy Scarlet

Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator, Jodi Regan

Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report (PDF)

Financial Reports

2016 - 2017 Q2 Simi Valley Quarterly Allocation of Compensation Report (PDF)

Jobs

Simi Valley Public Library staffing is contracted through Library Systems & Services, LLC. For information on current job openings, please see their website.