To commemorate Library Card Sign-up Month, which begins on Sept. 1, the Santa Monica Library encourages individuals to sign up for their own library card.

Individuals can use their library cards to access library Internet stations, check out study rooms and borrow up to 50 items, including books, DVDs and CDs. Library card holders can also borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks and access online reference databases.

Individuals who sign up for a new library card beginning Sept.1 will receive a free Yogurtland coupon bookmark for 3 ounces of yogurt, according to a press release from the Santa Monica Public Library.

A library card now costs $25 annually for non-residents, after the City Council voted for the fee to help close City Hall’s budget gap.

For more details, call (310) 458-8600 or visit



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