Learn about Borrowing

Arapahoe Library District items may be returned to any of our libraries. Book drops are open 24 hours.

Renew, place holds, and pay fines at My Account or call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) (Davies patrons: 303-769-4310 and Kelver patrons: 303-822-9392).

Total number of items which can be checked out per library card is 60. Total number of items that can be placed on hold is 75. Multiple holds cannot be placed on the same item.

Please review our FAQs for questions about borrowing electronic devices.

Physical Items

Format Checkout Length Renewable? Holdable? Pickup Within
Books/Audiobooks 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Check Out Colorado State Parks 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
GoPro Cameras 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Dash Robot 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Dot Robot 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Finch 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
GoPro Cameras 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
GPS Units 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Headphones 1 Day/For use while in an ALD building only No No N/A
iPad Minis* 7 days 3 times Yes 7days
Laptops 3 hours No No N/A
Magazines 7 days No No N/A
Mobile Hotspots 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
MonoMouse 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Movies 7 days; 21 days for sets of > 2 discs 3 times Yes 7 days
Music 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
NOOKs 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Playaway 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Playaway Launchpads 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Playaway Views 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Solar Light Bulbs 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Sphero Robot 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Xpress 21 days No No N/A

 

* iPad minis located at Kelver, Davies, and Mobile Library Services are not holdable.

Digital Content

Service # of Checkouts Checkout Length Renewable? Return Early? # of Holds Held for
Freegal eMusic Downloads 5 songs a week Yours to keep! Yours to keep! Yours to keep! N/A N/A
Freegal eMusic Streaming N/A 3 Hours Per Day N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hoopla Streaming eVideo
and eMusic
5 items a month Movies/TV 3 days
Music 7 days
No Yes N/A N/A
OneClick Digital 12 Choose 1 to 21 days Yes Yes 10 N/A*
Overdrive 12 7, 14 or 21 days. Yes epub. pdf, mp3 only 20 48 hours**
eMagazines Unlimited Yours to keep! Yours to keep! N/A N/A N/A

 

* OneClick Digital's system automatically checks the item out to the borrower when the title is available. The loan period starts from the time the title availability notification is sent to the borrower

**Overdrive offers an option for the system to automatically check the item out to the borrower when the title is available.

Other Libraries

Lender # of Checkouts Checkout Length Renewable? # of Holds Pickup Within
Prospector 50 Books-21 days, Videos/DVDs-1 week Books-1 time, no other renewals 60 7 days
Interlibrary Loan 50 Varies by lending library No 3 requests a week 7 days

 

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