EDUCATOR AND PARENT SUPPORT
How can I access the library and how can my students borrow library materials right now?
The library is here for you in a variety of ways. We offer lots of virtual resources, you can still place holds, check out and return materials, and you can use the form on this page to schedule a consultation with a librarian to discuss your specific needs. For the most up-to-date information about closures and services available, please visit our Service Updates page. There you can learn more about Park and Pickup, Computers by Appointment and more. Students can borrow materials with an Arapahoe Libraries card. You can get a temporary card to access digital resources or work with your librarian to get permanent cards for you and your students.
What can my students borrow from Arapahoe Libraries?
They can borrow books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, book/Playaway packs and more. They can also use their library cards to access eBooks and databases for a variety of age groups, such as Overdrive, Novelist and Academic Search Complete. Please note that some materials have a shorter lending period than others.
How many items can my students borrow and for how long?
Check the learn about borrowing page for the most current checkout times for various items. Children and teens may check out 60 items on their library cards. All materials can be returned to any Arapahoe Libraries location. If they need materials past the due date, they can renew them on the library website or by calling 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279). Arapahoe Libraries is fine free.
Where can students use their library cards?
An Arapahoe Libraries card can be used at any of our eight locations, including Koelbel Library, Southglenn Library, Castlewood Library, Sheridan Library, Smoky Hill Library, Eloise May Library, Kelver Library, Davies Library and our Library on Wheels as well as to access eBooks and databases at arapahoelibraries.org.
What else does the library offer?
Arapahoe Libraries offers a wide array of educational programs and services. Check out our Virtual Events page for free virtual programming for any age group. There is also lots of technology available for check out and free passes to museums and state parks around Colorado. Your librarian can help you discover everything the library has to offer!