Donate To Your Library! PDF Print E-mail

Do you have books, CD's, DVD's, or audiobooks that you no longer use? The Covina Public Library is happy to accept good quality material donations!

Material donations providean important source of growth, enrichment and funding for the Library. Material donations assist the Library in adding important titles to the collection, meeting the demand for multiple copies of popular titles, and and often serve as replacements for lost or damaged materials. If donations are not suitable for the collection, they will be used in other ways to support the Second Start Literacy Program and The Friends of the Covina Public Library.

If you have materials you would like to donate, please call (626) 384-5297 to schedule a drop-off. Drop-off appointments are available Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am- 12:45 pm.

While the Library appreciates all donations, there are specific guidelines for donating materials. Materials must be in good condition, free of odor, mold, bugs, damage, etc. Materials must be in clean paper/pastic bags or boxes.

Materials most highly desired:

  • Hardcover fiction (2005-Present)
  • Hardcover nonfiction, especially gardening, self-help, health
  • Paperbacks
  • Children’s books

Other acceptable materials:

  • Reference materials
  • Cliff or Monarch Notes
  • VHS Tapes, DVDs, CDs and Audio Books and Tapes
  • Magazines
  • Puzzles with all pieces in original undamaged box

Unacceptable Materials:

  • Textbooks and Teachers’ manuals
  • Weekly news and investment magazines that are time sensitive
  • Pornographic material
 
Services PDF Print E-mail

Book Groups

Brainfuse -- Online Homework Help

Citrus Industry Photos
This collection contains images which document the workers and working environments in Covina and the Covina area from the 1880's through the 1950's (funded by LSTA).

Community Room Rental
Our Community Room may be rented by non-profit groups at $15 for 4 hours, or by commercial groups at $25 per hour. Proof of non-profit status is required to receive the non-proft rate. Community Room usage policy can be found here:  Community Room Usage Guidelines.For more information, please call (626) 384-5303.

 
Computer Use

General information about computer use:
The Covina Public Library offers free Wifi access. No password is required. To use the Internet connection you will need a Laptop computer with wireless capability. Your computer should automatically detect our network as either "Covina Public Library" or “CovinaWiFi.”

Black and white printing is 15 cents per page, and color printing is 50 cents per page.

We offer one adaptive technology computer.

There are three Internet workstations available in the children’s area (you must be twelve and under to use these workstations), and three workstations in the teen area (you must be between the ages of 13 and 17).
 
 

E-mail
(pdf)
Prepared by city staff, this brochure details the steps involved in setting up an e-mail account.
 
Friends of the Library

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)
This service assists library users in obtaining materials that are not in the local library collection. Interlibrary loans come from other libraries throughout the country, we do not request loans form libraries located outside of the United States. Some items that are rarely available through the interlibrary loan service are: print issues of magazines and newspapers (microform copies are usually available); reference books; rare books and manuscripts (unless microform); DVD or videocassettes; audio recordings; bestsellers and books less than one year old; computer software; textbooks.

Interlibrary requests can take an estimated 2 - 6 weeks to fill. In some cases, the request may prove impossible to fill. Customers who use this service must have a Covina Public Library card in good standing in accordance with circulation policies. The fee for interlibrary loans is $3.00 per item, cash or check, paid at the time the item is picked up. The customer will be notified when the item is available for them and will be held at the Circualtion Desk for pick-up for 10 days. If the request is not fillable for any reason, the customer will be informed as soon as possible. If it is a “reference use/in library use only” item (rare or fragile books, for example) it will be kept at the Reference desk and may be used in the library only.
 
 

Volunteer


Wifi
The Covina Public Library offers free Wifi access. No password is required. To use the Internet connection you will need a Laptop computer with wireless capability. Your computer should automatically detect our network as either "Covina Public Library" or “CovinaWiFi.”
 
iPads
iPads are now available at your Library thanks to an Early Learning with Families 2.0 grant through the California State Library. Parents with children ages 6 months-12 years can check out an iPad for a maximum of 2 hours per day. Each iPad provides educational resources for parents as well as a wide variety of educational games for children. A current Library card is required.