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Please use our Enterprise Catalog

Please use our new, Enterprise Catalog at:  This is the catalog linked under "Library Catalog" and "My Account" here on our website.

Our website menu

The old, classic catalog - has some issues currently and is not working correctly.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

To find your account information, go to

Ventura County Library Enterprise Catalog screenshot

 --   Start at My Account along the (very) top menu

     --  Enter your library card number and PIN and Log In

When your account information appears, click on either the Checkouts, Holds or Fines tab

"My List" users: unfortunately, the “My List” does not migrate from the Classic Catalog to the new, Enterprise catalog.
Our suggestion, because the Classic Catalog has been unstable, would be for you to recreate your My List into Enterprise, just in case! The My List function in the Classic Catalog is currently working.

Thank you again for your patience!

Ojai Library - Parent & Child Together Classes



Encourage your child's self-discovery

through art and play.

Classes are free and will be conducted in Spanish and English.

Tuesdays in September 10am to 11am.

For more information click here


September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Sign up Today and enjoy our new digital 

streaming service - hoopla!

Borrow up to 8 items each month,

Movies, music, audio-books and
television shows

Your local library is always open.  
Join today. 

Overdue Fines to Change

Effective September 1st, 2014

Library fines for overdue items will be increasing

from 20 cents per day to 25 cents per day per item.

The maximum overdue fine will remain $6.00 per item.

Aquí aviso en español 


Increase Your Financial IQ

 Ventura County Library 
invites you to attend, online:
Financing a College Education  
September 25th 4:30pm

College is expensive.  So how can you pay for it? During this lecture you will learn about:

     • The rising costs of college and the financial aid landscape
     • The Pros and cons of college savings vehicles
     • The role 529 savings plans can play and how to make the right selection

Get more information about registering for this lecture here if you know you need to begin saving but don’t know where to start.

New - Movies, Music and More!


What is hoopla?

It's Ventura County Library's
new digital streaming service.

Borrow up to 8 items each month,
movies, music, television shows and audiobooks.

All you need to get started is your library card.  Login, sign up, and start enjoying hoopla!

Enjoy on your PC, tablet or phone.
Yes, there's an app for that.

Upgrades to OverDrive Digital Books

  •  * Suspend Your Hold
    Don't miss out on that book you have been waiting for!
    * Hold Auto Checkout
    You will be notified when your book is on your account bookshelf.

 * "Recommended for You" Collection
Titles recommended for you based on titles currently checked out or on hold.

 * Maturity Settings
Customize your browsing history based on content maturity level.

 * "And" Boolean Searching
Improve the relevancy of your search results.

Enterprise Catalog Upgrade


Catalog upgrade = down time!

We will be upgrading our new Enterprise catalog on Wednesday morning, August 13, 7 am until 11 am. 

During this upgrade our Classic Catalog will be available for searching, placing holds or accessing
your account.

We thank you for your patience.

Our new catalog is unavailable tonight from 8-10pm

Our new Enterprise Catalog will be unavailable between 8pm to 10pm tonight for scheduled maintenance.

Our Classic Catalog will be available during that time. Thanks for your patience!

Try our new library catalog!


We have launched our new catalog.  Try it now!

The new catalog, called "Enterprise", has a more efficient search than our "Classic Catalog".

After your initial search, see the left sidebar of the search results for filters (include or exclude): authors, other titles, publication year, languages, library, series, etc.

We welcome your feedback - tell us what you think!
Send your comments to:

For our patrons who wish to download books: Search with the default setting ("Everything"), you can then limit results to ebook and eaudiobook content by selecting/checking the eBook, eAudiobook, Electronic Resources, etc. filter under "Format" in the left sidebar.

"Classic Catalog" is still available with the link below our logo in the upper left corner.

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