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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. Larger-sized materials that do not fit into book drops, such as book club kits, may be returned during your Park and Pickup appointment or can be returned at a later date. As always, we are fine-free, so feel free to hang onto your items. Items may stay on your record up to 10 days after you return them due to new handling procedures.

Holds can be picked up by using Park and Pickup. You will know a hold is ready for pickup when you receive a notification or you see a hold is ready on your online account.

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 200 items checked out and 200 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 two, three and four 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 40 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 Yes
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 during a Park and Pickup appointment or at a later date.

***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
OverDrive* 12 7, 14, or 21 days Yes epub, pdf, mp3 only 20
eMagazines Unlimited Unlimited N/A N/A N/A
*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 200 Books: 21 days
DVDs: 7 days
Books: 1 time
DVDs: No
50
Interlibrary Loan 200 Varies No 3/week

 

NON-TRADITIONAL ITEMS CHECKOUT INFORMATION

ACCESSIBILITY

Please check with a staff member for availability. Not all items may be available at each library due to COVID-19 safety procedures.

PICTURE NAME HOLDABLE IN LIBRARY USE ONLY AT ADDITIONAL INFO
5" LED Lighted Magnifier Yes N/A
    • Magnifier helps increase the size of printed materials
    • 21 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
Book Stand Yes N/A
    • Lightweight angled plastic book holder for use on flat surface
    • 21 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
Electronic Video Magnifier (handheld) Yes N/A
  • Works with television monitor to magnify printed documents
  • 21 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
GO Talk Communicator 20+ No Castlewood
Davies
Kelver
Koelbel
Southglenn
Smoky Hill
  • Device supports those with limited to no speech throughout their daily activities
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library
Grabber/Grip & Grab No Davies
Kelver
Smoky Hill
  • Assistive device aiding in selecting items out of reach
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library
Large Lighted Magnifier (handheld) No Koelbel
Smoky Hill
  • Magnifies print and other materials
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library
Large Print Keyboard with Rollerball No Castlewood
Davies
Kelver
Koelbel
Eloise May
Southglenn
Sheridan
Smoky Hill
  • Large Print keyboard has a Jumbo Trackball, great for those who are visually impaired
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library
Lighted magnifier on a stand No Kelver
Koelbel
Southglenn
  • Lighted magnifier increases print size
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library
Magnifiers No Castlewood
Davies
Eloise May
  • Magnifies print and other materials
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library
Mobility Scooter No Koelbel
Smoky Hill
  • Electric scooter assists those with mobility issues allows patrons to drive around the library
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library
MonoMouse Yes N/A
  • Plugs into any regular TV to provide magnification
  • 21 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
Neck Magnifier with LED Light Yes N/A
  • Magnifier with a neck strap magnifies 2.5x with a small lens that magnifies 4x
  • 21 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
braille machine Perkins Brailler No Koelbel
  • A mechanical machine that prints raised dots for writing Braille for the blind
  • Paper, eraser and a manual available
Pocket Talker Pro No Castlewood
Koelbel
Eloise May
Southglenn
Smoky Hill
  • A small personal amplifier for one-on-one communications and TV listening
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library
Reading Glasses No Castlewood
Davies
Kelver
Koelbel
Eloise May
Southglenn
Sheridan
Smoky Hill
  • Various strengths available to assist in reading
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library
Walker with seat No Castlewood
Davies
Kelver
Koelbel
Eloise May
Southglenn
Smoky Hill
  • Walking device to help support a person while walking or sitting
  • Ask staff for this item's location in the library

 

COMPUTER-RELATED ACCESSIBILITY & MORE

Please check with a staff member for availability. Not all items may be available at each library due to COVID-19 safety procedures.

PICTURE NAME HOLDABLE IN LIBRARY USE ONLY ADDITIONAL INFO
External DVD Drive No Koelbel
Eloise May
  • USB-connected DVD drive connects to computers to watch DVDs
Image coming soon Floppy Disk USB Drive No Davies
Kelver
Koelbel
Smoky Hill
  • Read floppy disks without a floppy disk drive
Laptops/Chromebooks No Koelbel
Sheridan
Southglenn
  • Laptops available at Koelbel & Sheridan
  • Chromebooks at Southglenn
  • Available on a first come, first serve basis
Large Print Keyboard with Rollerball No Castlewood
Davies
Kelver
Koelbel
Eloise May
Southglenn
Sheridan
Smoky Hill
  • Keyboard has large print keys and rollerball that is used as a mouse
Military & Government Card Reader No Castlewood
Koelbel
Eloise May
Sheridan
Southglenn
Smoky Hill
  • Smart card reader (Stanley Global SGT111) for use in government, banking & other institutions utilizing classified networks
Noise-Cancelling and Gaming Headphones No Castlewood
Davies
Kelver
Koelbel
Eloise May
Sheridan
Southglenn
Smoky Hill
  • Noise-cancelling headphones reduce unwanted ambient sounds
  • Gaming headphones have an integrated microphone
  • 12 hour check out limit
Various Computer Cables No Castlewood
Davies
Kelver
Koelbel
Eloise May
Sheridan
Southglenn
Smoky Hill
  • Computer cable availability and type varies by branch. Please see staff for assistance.

ROBOTICS & CODING

PICTURE NAME HOLDABLE IN LIBRARY USE ONLY ADDITIONAL INFO
Dash Robot Yes
Dot Robot Yes
Finch Robot Yes
Sphero Yes
  • Sphero 2 Model S003 and Spero SPRK+ Model K001
  • Minimum system requirements
  • Requires free app(s) for iOS and Android
  • Requires WiFi (may require Bluetooth) & rear- and front-facing cameras

SMART DEVICES & AI

PICTURE NAME HOLDABLE IN LIBRARY USE ONLY ADDITIONAL INFO
Echo Dot Yes
  • Requires WiFi, an Amazon account & free app Alexa (iOS and Android)
  • Model number RSO3QR
  • 21 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
  • Learn more
Google Home Yes
  • Requires WiFi, a Google account & free app Google Home (iOS and Android)
  • 21 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
  • Learn more

MISCELLANEOUS

Please check with a staff member for availability. Not all items may be available at each library due to COVID-19 safety procedures.

 

PICTURE NAME HOLDABLE IN LIBRARY USE ONLY ADDITIONAL INFO
Bike Locks No Eloise May
Koelbel
Sheridan
Smoky Hill
Southglenn
  • Lock up your bicycle at the library
  • Day use only
Image coming soon Bike Repair Station No Castlewood
Kelver
  • Dero Fixit bike repair station for basic bike repairs and maintenance
  • Ask a staff member for this item's location at the library
Bike Tire Air Pump (handheld) No Sheridan
  • Fill up a bicycle's tire
  • Ask a staff member for this item's location at the library
Image coming soon Cassette Adaptor No Davies
  • Listen to CD's in a car's in-dash cassette system
Colorado State Parks Pass Yes
  • Visit Colorado's 42 state parks with a state parks pass
  • 7 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
  • Explore more of Colorado
GPS Yes
  • GPS for Biking (Garmin Edge 200)
  • GPS for Driving (Garmin Nuvi 50 LM)
  • GPS for Hiking Garmin eTrex 20) with CO & UT maps preloaded
  • 21 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
GoPro Yes
  • Mini-SD card required
  • Hero3 version
  • 7 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
Hover Camera Passport Drone Yes
  • Requires free app Hover (iOS and Android).
  • No FAA registration required; follow all important legal and safety information
  • Up to 9 minutes of flight time
  • 7 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
Nintendo Switch No Kelver
  • Ask staff for assistance
  • More details to come
NOOK Tablet Yes
  • Pre-loaded with adult fiction and nonfiction & books for children & teens
  • Available in English & Russian
Nokero Solar Light Bulb N200 Yes
  • Charge in the sun for optimal lighting
  • 21 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
Playaway Launchpad Yes
  • Interactive learning multimedia devices for elementary-aged students
  • 7 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
RICOH THETA S 360 Camera Yes
T-Mobile or Verizon 4G LTE Hotspot Yes
  • Connect up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices
  • 7 day checkout, renewable up to 3 times
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