HOW DO I GET A LIBRARY CARD?
Sign up for a temporary card to get immediate access to digital resources.
We can't wait to give you a library card. Visit one of our eight libraries and bring with you:
- A valid photo ID
- Proof of address
- Your sense of adventure
Under 18? No problem! You can't ditch your parents or guardian just yet, but with their permission you'll enjoy all the same library perks. If a parent or guardian isn't present when you get your card, we will send them a notification through the mail.
Every card-carrying member is a Very Important Patron. We can't wait to meet you.
SWEET PERKS. NO LATE FEES. 24/7 ACCESS.
AT ARAPAHOE LIBRARIES YOU CAN:
Receive personalized recommendations for books, movies and music.
Explore beautiful Colorado with free museum and state parks passes.
Stream movies and music to your smart device.
Embrace lifelong learning when you take an online course.
Preserve your family's history and memories.
Give children the gift of literacy and a love of reading.
Receive text messages for your holds, almost-due reminders and more.
Meet a famous author or learn something new at an upcoming event.
Request items from libraries across Colorado and beyond.
Ask us a question (we're a little obsessive about discovering answers!)
WHAT IF I DON'T LIVE IN ARAPAHOE COUNTY?
That's okay, we love to share! We issue Colorado Library cards to any Colorado resident with a photo ID and proof of address. Once you're in, you're family and you'll have all the same benefits as our local patrons.
Just passing through? Welcome to Colorado! Visit any Arapahoe Libraries location and we'll set you up with a temporary resident card. You can check out up to seven items, use the library computers, request and renew items and access online resources.
Temporary resident cards are also available to patrons in temporary housing, including homeless shelters or rehabilitation facilities (check out community resources for more information).
WHAT IF I CAN'T COME IN TO AN ARAPAHOE LIBRARY?
Call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) during library hours and we'll get you started with a temporary access number. It's good for up to 30 days (visit a library during this time to get a full access card). With a temporary access number, you can place up to three holds on library materials, plus you'll have access to the following online resources: