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LIBRARY IN-PERSON SERVICES

Arapahoe Libraries are open for you to pick up holds, use library computers and browse.

The health and safety of our patrons and staff continue to be the top priority. Please read the COVID-19 Code of Conduct, opens a new window guidelines for what to expect when visiting the library.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Have holds to pick up?Have holds to pick up?

Schedule a Park and Pickup appointment and we'll bring your holds to you, use the holds lockers or pick up your holds inside the library.
Schedule a Park and Pickup appointment and we'll bring your holds to you, use the holds lockers or pick up your holds inside the library.

Arapahoe Libraries has implemented safety guidelines with you and staff in mind. Do not enter the library if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently been in contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case. Please reference the COVID-19 Code of Conduct, opens a new window guidelines for what to expect when visiting the library.

  • Individuals will maintain six feet of physical distancing between themselves and others within the libraries.
  • All patrons are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while using the library. Vaccinated patrons may use the library without a mask. For mask requirements, view the COVID-19 Code of Conduct, opens a new window.

Study and meeting rooms are available for reservations, opens a new window at most libraries. Call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) for help making a reservation.

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Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Park and Pickup, which allows you to conveniently stay in your vehicle when picking up library holds:

  • Place holds at arapahoelibraries.org to be picked up at your favorite library.
  • Once your materials are ready for pickup, we will notify you and items will show as “Ready” in your library account.
  • You will need to schedule an appointment, opens a new window and select your preferred library for a 30-minute timeslot for pickup. Or, call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) for help scheduling an appointment.
  • When you arrive at the library for your scheduled appointment, please follow the directional signs to a designated Park and Pickup spot in the parking lot.
  • Call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) upon arrival, or text the number on the sign near your parking spot.
  • We look forward to bringing your library materials to you!

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Park and Pickup, which allows you to conveniently stay in your vehicle when picking up library holds:

  • Place holds at arapahoelibraries.org to be picked up at your favorite library.
  • Once your materials are ready for pickup, we will notify you and items will show as “Ready” in your library account.
  • You will need to schedule an appointment, opens a new window and select your preferred library for a 30-minute timeslot for pickup. Or, call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) for help scheduling an appointment.
  • When you arrive at the library for your scheduled appointment, please follow the directional signs to a designated Park and Pickup spot in the parking lot.
  • Call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) upon arrival, or text the number on the sign near your parking spot.
  • We look forward to bringing your library materials to you!

Most library locations now offer outdoor lockers to pick up books, movies and other held items. When placing a hold, you have the option to select a locker as your pickup location. Choosing a locker allows you to pick up items that are ready any time that is convenient for you.

Holds Lockers FAQs

Printing is available, opens a new window at the library. Computers are available on a first come, first served basis. Not all computers may be available due to social distancing guidelines.

You can use contactless printing to remotely send a print to a library printer, then have your print job brought to you in a library parking lot.

We are currently accepting materials returns at all locations. Larger-sized materials that do not fit into outside book drops, such as book club kits, may be returned during your Park and Pickup appointment or inside the library.

Book and media donations are accepted at Koelbel, Smoky Hill, Castlewood, Southglenn and May Libraries Monday–Friday from 12–5 pm.

Please limit your donations to two boxes or bags per household. If you have larger donations, please call 303-792-8960. Thank you!

Book/Media Donation FAQs

BOOK STORES

You'll find a variety of gently loved books and media at discount prices when you shop the Friends of Arapahoe Libraries Used Book Stores.

Book Store Locations

You can also help support the library and buy used books anytime by shopping online at our Amazon bookstore.

CAFES

The Smoky Hill Cafe and Koelbel Library Cafe are open for business!

LIBRARY AT HOME SERVICES

Discover what you can do with your library card, anywhere at anytime:

Sign up for a temporary card to get access to the library's digital resources and collection today.

Library materials can be delivered directly to your home! We offer two convenient services, including Home Delivery and Books by Mail. The services are open to anyone living within the boundaries of Arapahoe Libraries. Choose which service works best for you. Questions? Call 303-792-8999 ext. 12600.

Attend virtual events, workshops, classes and storytimes for all ages. View our schedule and reserve your spot.

Access the Virtual Library collection, including books, movies and music.

Get your questions answered from our knowledgeable staff through our Ask a Librarian service, Tech Help or online chat service.

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

Explore online learning resources like JobNow for job seekers, LinkedIn Learning for new skills or HelpNow for tutoring support. Visit our resources page for a full list or find the resource by type below.

eBOOKS
eAUDIOBOOKS
eMUSIC
eMOVIES
eLEARN
ePERIODICALS
VIRTUAL EVENTS
eBOOKS
eAUDIOBOOKS
eMUSIC
eMOVIES
eLEARN
ePERIODICALS
VIRTUAL EVENTS

Need Internet Access?Need Internet Access?

WiFi hotspots are available inside and outside all Arapahoe Libraries
  • Network name: LibraryPublicWiFi
  • No password needed
WiFi hotspots are available inside and outside all Arapahoe Libraries
  • Network name: LibraryPublicWiFi
  • No password needed
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