HOW DO I GET A LIBRARY CARD?

VISIT A LIBRARY

We'd love to help you get 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.

If you can't come into a library contact us for more options.

SIGN UP ONLINE

Our digital library never closes! In just two steps, you can sign up for a temporary card to get immediate access to digital resources and place up to three holds on library materials.

  1. Complete this form, opens a new window. (You will get a temporary card number, write that down!)
  2. Create your PIN, opens a new window.

Convert your temporary card to a full service card by visiting any Arapahoe Libraries location with proof of address and ID. If you can't come into a library contact us for more options.

  • Temporary cards are good for up to 6 months.
  • Not all resources are available with a temporary card number.

Video Tutorials

No Library Card? No Problem!

Watch this video on how to get a library card on the Arapahoe Library website.

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NEXT STEPS

Tell us your library preferences and get more of what you want in your inbox with personalized emails.

Keep up to date on your library account with text alerts for holds, items due soon, overdue items and fees.

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Take the library with you everywhere you go with ArapApp, the Arapahoe Libraries mobile app! Available for iOS and Android devices.

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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.

Receive help at home or in the classroom with Educator & Parent Support.

Meet a famous author or learn something new at an upcoming event.

Request items from libraries across Colorado and beyond.

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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. If you can't come into a library contact us for more options. With a temporary resident card you can check out up to seven items, use 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. Visit Community Resources to find options for local assistance.

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