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. 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.
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.
And remember, Arapahoe Libraries is fine free! Learn more about Fees.
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.
|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.
|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|
|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|
|RBDigital Audiobooks*||12||1-21 days||Yes||Yes||10|
|OverDrive**||12||7, 14, or 21 days||Yes||epub, pdf, mp3 only||20|
|* 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.