Arapahoe Libraries locations are accepting returns and offering Park and Pickup services. Learn more.

LEARN ABOUT BORROWING

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LEARN ABOUT BORROWING

We're here to help with checking out, renewing and placing holds.

Items may be returned to any Arapahoe Library and book drops are available 24/7. Larger-sized materials that do not fit into book drops, such as book club kits, will need to be returned at a later date. Check back for updates.

From June 1-13, all hold items that were waiting for retrieval before libraries closed in March will be available for scheduled park and pickup appointments at all locations except Castlewood. After June 13, those holds will expire.

Starting Sunday, June 7, patrons will be able to place new holds and beginning Monday, June 8, patrons can schedule park and pickup appointments when they receive a notification that hold items are ready.

Multiple holds cannot be placed on the same item. Items checked out to you may only be renewed if no other patrons have placed a hold on them. Learn more about holds. All patrons are automatically signed up for auto-renewals.

You can renew items, place holds and pay fees by accessing My Account or by calling 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279).

And remember, Arapahoe Libraries is fine free! Learn more about Fees.

DID YOU KNOW?

You can have 60 items checked out & 75 items on hold per library card.

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FAQs

OVERDUE, LOST & DAMAGED ITEMS

Patrons may choose to receive overdue notices by email, phone or text. Overdue notices are issued one, two and three weeks after an item is due. If you choose notification by email or text, you will also receive a courtesy reminder notice two days before an item is due.

Lost or damaged an item? It's okay, accidents happen! Call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) to ask what to do next. Items overdue by 30 days are considered lost and a replacement cost will be billed. Parents/guardians are responsible for items that may be lost or damaged by a child.

Please note that Arapahoe Libraries does not accept replacement materials for any lost or damaged items.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Need to pay a fee on your account? Pay fees online with a credit card. Log in to your account and under "My Borrowing" click on "Fees."

Have a question that isn't answered here? Contact us.

TRADITIONAL ITEMS CHECKOUT INFORMATION

All hold items must be picked up within fourteen (14) days.

TRADITIONAL CHECKOUTS

FORMAT CHECKOUT LENGTH RENEWABLE? HOLDABLE?
Audiobook CDs, Playaways 35 days 3 times Yes
Books* 35 days 3 times Yes
Book Club Kits** 42 days 1 time Not at this time
Magazines 14 days No No
Movies (DVDs, Blu-ray) 14 days; 35 days for sets of 2+ discs 3 times Yes
Music CDs 14 days 3 times Yes
*Xpress items will be holdable at this time and will have the same checkout length as their formats listed above.

**If you have a Book Club Kit checked out, please hold on to it until a later date. Check back for updates.

 

KITS

Larger-sized materials that do not fit into book drops, such as book club kits, are not available for checkout at this time.  

DIGITAL CHECKOUTS

FORMAT # OF CHECKOUTS CHECKOUT LENGTH RENEWABLE? RETURN EARLY? # OF HOLDS
hoopla Streaming (film, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks & comics) 20/month Film: 3 days, Music: 7 days, eAudiobooks, eBooks & Comics: 21 days No Yes N/A
Kanopy 10/month 72 hours No No N/A
Odilo 12 21 days Yes Yes 20
RBDigital Audiobooks* 12 1-21 days Yes Yes 10
OverDrive** 12 7, 14, or 21 days Yes epub, pdf, mp3 only 20
eMagazines Unlimited Unlimited N/A N/A N/A
* RBdigital'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 a deliver later option for holds. Patrons have 3 days to check out, cancel or choose a later date for their requested item.

 

OTHER LIBRARIES

Requests from Prospector and MOBIUS cannot be fulfilled until these services reopen.

NON-TRADITIONAL ITEMS CHECKOUT INFORMATION

Non-traditional items are not available at this time. Please check back for updates.

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