Q. The Library's website says that my "registration has expired." What does that mean?
Alameda County Library cards expire every 3 years. Updating your library card with current information is important so we can send you notifications on holds, items that are overdue, or information on library activities like events or classes. We currently do not renew library cards online.
When you're logged into your account via MyAccount, you will see a notification when your account is approaching its expiration date (starting up to 30 days in advance). This is your reminder that you need to update your account by going to your local library branch with valid identification and current address. This can be a California driver's license or ID, a bill with the current address, postmarked mail, etc.
Library cards that have expired are not usable until updated by Library staff.