Get a Card

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Register for a card.

To get any library card you must:

  • Be a Colorado Resident and show photo identification and proof of address.
  • Have parental approval if under 18. (Parents or guardians are responsible for library materials and any fines or charges incurred by minor children under the age of 18.)
  • Apply for a library card online, or at any of our locations.
  • You will get a temporary account number.
  • You can use your temporary account to access research databases.
  • You may place up to 2 holds on library materials with a temporary account.
  • Your temporary account number will only be active for 60 days. Please visit any of our libraries to get your library card and fully activate your account. Be prepared to show a photo I.D. and proof of your current address.

For Colorado residents, a variety of Arapahoe Libraries library cards are available, including:

  • Permanent Full Service Library Card: For all Colorado residents.
  • Temporary Resident Library Card: For patrons who live in Colorado temporarily and have a permanent address elsewhere, as well as patrons staying in temporary quarters such as homeless shelters or rehabilitation facilities.

With your Permanent Full Service Library card you can:

phone-icon Sign up for our text messaging service to renew items through text and receive alerts about items due, fees, holds, closures, and more.
  • Check out books, DVDs, music and more from any of our locations.
  • View your library account: Place or cancel holds, pay fines or renew items online.
  • Access a variety of specialized research databases through the library website.
  • Reserve a public computer.
  • Download eAudiobook, eBooks, eMagazines and eMusic.
  • Request items from Prospector and Inter-Library Loans.
  • Enjoy the convenience of our text messaging service.

With your Temporary Resident Library Card you can:

  • Check out a maximum of 7 items from any of our convenient locations.
  • View your library account: Place or cancel holds and renew library items online.
  • Access some of our specialized research databases through the library website.
  • Reserve a public computer.
  • Place holds and borrow eAudiobook and eBook titles.
  • Request Inter-Library Loans and items from Prospector.
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