Self-Service Access

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What is Self-Service Access?

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The Self-Service Access allows authorized patrons to enter the lobby of the Grant R. Brimhall Library before staffed operating hours. 

Grant R. Brimhall Library offers the following services in the lobby: 

  1. Pick up holds at the Holds Lockers
  2. Return items to the Holds Lockers
  3. Access to the Honor Books Collection
  4. Free Wi-Fi access
  5. Wireless printing

Self-Service Access Hours

Monday to Saturday   8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Sundays                         8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Self-Service Access Hours will not be available on scheduled holiday closures. Please check the Library Calendars; or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or X for holiday or special event closures.

Self-Service Access Requirements

  • Hold a valid Thousand Oaks Library card.
  • Library-related charges must be under $20.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

How do I register for Self-Service Access?

STEP 1: Review the service offerings and requirements.

STEP 2: Complete Self-Service Access Online Orientation in Niche Academy. Note the online orientation code at the end of this online learning module.

STEP 3: Bring your library cardphoto ID, and the online orientation code to the Circulation Desk.  

STEP 4: Sign the user agreement to activate the Self-Service Access on your account. A copy of the agreement will be provided to you in print and via email.

STEP 5: Receive a welcome letter from the library.

Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have. Please report any technical or operational issues to Ask a Librarian email, via text at 805-253-2906, or call the library during staffed library hours.

Self-Service Access is made possible by grant funding from the State of California and administered by the California State Library in partnership with Bibliotheca, LLC.