Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

Main Branch

Park Branch

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Borrowing Guidelines

Items are checked out for 2 weeks. You may check out an unlimited number of items per card, with the exception of:

  • Videos and DVDs - 10 per card
  • Magazines - 10 per card
  • Newspapers - 5 per card

Renewing Materials and Placing Holds

All library materials may be renewed twice, except for items with holds.

You can renew books or place a hold through our catalog with your library card number and your PIN, or by phone. For the Main Library call 624-4629, for Youth Services call 624-4664. If you have late fees totaling more than $5.00 you will need to pay your late fees in order to renew of place a hold.

Returning Materials

Return materials to Harrison Memorial Library or the Park Branch. Outside book drops are located behind the Harrison Library at the corner of Sixth and Lincoln, and in the Park Branch side parking lot.

Overdue Charges

The overdue charge for all library materials is .25 per item per day.

The maximum overdue charge is $5 per item. Borrowing privileges are suspended when a borrower has overdue charges totaling more than $5 or unreturned library materials.

Lost or Damaged Library Materials

You are responsible for all items borrowed with your card. If your card is lost or stolen, please report it to the library. If an item is not returned or is returned in damaged condition, the borrower will be charged a replacement charge plus a processing fee.