SCPL staff availableMon-Thur 10am-6pm Fri-Sat 10am-5pm
With your library card you may borrow most library materials for three weeks.
Please refer to our Grab & Go page for book drop locations and hours.
SCPL has an automated auto-renewal process. Eligible items will renew automatically 3 days before their due date. If you have selected email as your notice preference, the Library will notify you of the new due date via email.
Santa Cruz Public Libraries will attempt to renew your borrowed item three days before the due date. If successful, your loan period will be extended for 21 days from the existing due date, an additional full loan period. If unsuccessful, you will continue to receive notices about overdue items. You may wish to try to renew manually before you return the item.
There are a few ways to find out an item's due date:
An item won't auto-renew if:
Yes, items eligible for renewal may be renewed early by logging in to your online account.
Auto-renew is an automatic process that applies to all SCPL cardholder accounts. If you don't wish to keep an item, please return it when you're finished.
Last updated on March 2, 2021