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LEARN ABOUT BORROWING

ARAPAHOE LIBRARIES' LIBRARY OF THINGS.

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. Items that do not fit in the manual book drop can be returned at the front doors of the library Monday–Saturday 12–4 pm.

Schedule a park and pickup appointment when you receive a notification that hold items are ready or you see in your account that a hold is 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.

Explore even more library card perks.

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 1 time Yes
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.

**Items that do not fit in the manual book drop can be returned at the front doors of the library Monday–Saturday 12–4 pm.

***Binge Boxes check out for 14 days.

 

KITS

FORMAT CHECKOUT LENGTH RENEWABLE? HOLDABLE?
A/V (audio/visual) Kit 7 days No No
Brain Box Kit 21 days 3 times Yes
Caregiver Kit 42 days 1 time Yes
Just Right Board Book Kit 21 days 3 times Yes
New Americans Resource Kit 42 days 1 time Yes
Paired Kit 21 days No Yes
Storytime To Go Kit 21 days 3 times Yes
STEAM Kit 21 days 3 times Yes

 

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
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

LENDER # OF CHECKOUTS CHECKOUT LENGTH RENEWABLE? # OF HOLDS
Prospector and MOBIUS 50 Books: 21 days
DVDs: 7 days
Books: 1 time
DVDs: No
60
Interlibrary Loan 50 Varies No 3/week

 

NON-TRADITIONAL ITEMS CHECKOUT INFORMATION

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

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