Learn About Borrowing


An Overivew

Checking out a book? A movie? How about a drone, book club kit or eMagazine? With so many options to choose from, we're here to help you navigate "the fine print" of checking out everything from our collection. Here's the most important thing:

  • Total Items Checked Out Per Library Card = 60
  • Total Items On Hold Per Library Card = 75

Items may be returned to any Arapahoe Libraries location, and book drops are available 24/7. You can renew items, place holds and pay fees by accessing My Account or by calling 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279). Multiple holds cannot be placed on the same item, and items may only be renewed if there are no other holds for the item.

And remember, Arapahoe Libraries is fine free! For more information, visit our Fines & Fees page.

Traditional Checkouts

Format Checkout Length Renewable? Holdable? Pickup Within
Audiobook CDs, Playaways 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Books 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Book Club Kits** 42 days 1 time Yes 7 days
Magazines 7 days No No N/A
Movies (DVDs, Blu-ray, Playaway Views) 7 days; 21 days for sets of 2+ discs 3 times Yes 7 days
Music (CDs) 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
XPress (in library only) 21 days No No N/A

Tech and Devices

Format Checkout Length Renewable? Holdable? Pickup Within
3D Camera (Ricoh Theta S) 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Bluetooth Speaker 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Companion Pets 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Dash Robot 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Drone (Hover Camera) 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Echo Dot 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Finch  21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Google Home 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
GoPro Camera 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
GPS Units 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Headphones In Library Use Only N/A N/A N/A
Laptops In Library Use Only (3 hour limit) N/A N/A N/A
Mobile Hotspot 7 days 3 times Yes 7 days
NOOK Tablets 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Launchpad 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

Kits

Format Checkout Length Renewable? Holdable? Pickup Within:
Brain Box Kit 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
Caregiver Kit 42 days 1 time Yes 7 days
Just Right Board Book Kit 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
New American Resource Kit 42 days 1 time Yes 7 days
Paired Kit 21 days No Yes 7 days
Storytime To Go 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days
STEAM Kit 21 days 3 times Yes 7 days

Digital Checkouts

Item # of Checkouts Checkout Length Renewable? Return Early? # of Holds Pickup Within:
Freegal eMusic Downloads 5/week Yours to keep! No N/A N/A N/A
Freegal eMusic Streaming N/A 3 Hours Per Day No N/A N/A N/A
hoopla Streaming (Film, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks & Comics) 10/month Film: 3 days, Music: 7 days, Audiobooks, eBooks & Comics: 21 days No Yes N/A N/A
Kanopy 5/month 72 hours No No N/A  N/A
Odilo 12 21 days -- Yes 20 N/A*
OneClick Digital 12 1-21 days -- Yes 10 N/A*
Overdrive 12 7, 14 or 21 days. -- epub. pdf, mp3 only 20 48 hours**
eMagazines Unlimited Yours to keep! N/A 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.

Assistive Devices

Item Checkout Length Renewable? Holdable? Pickup Within:
Book Stand 21 days -- Yes 7 days
CD Player 21 days -- Yes 7 days
Color Mouse 21 days -- Yes 7 days
LED Magnifier 21 days -- Yes 7 days
Mono Mouse 21 days -- Yes 7 days
Neck Magnifier with LED 21 days -- Yes 7 days
Portable Electronic Video Magnifier 21 days -- Yes 7 days

Other Libraries

Lender # of Checkouts Checkout Length Renewable? # of Holds Pickup Within
Prospector and Mobius 50 Books: 21 days
DVDs: 7 days
Books: 1 time
DVDs: No
60 7 days
Interlibrary Loan 50 Varies No 3/week 7 days
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