BORROWING PRIVILEGES are extended to qualified residents of Lake County for books and other media in any of the library's circulating collections for a 3 week period, renewal if another patron has not reserved the item.
COLORADO LIBRARY CARD PROGRAM allows residents to use their local library card in any public library in Colorado. When you borrow books directly from another library, Lake County Public Library will return them for you for free. We honor all Colorado public library cards in good standing.
TELEPHONE REFERENCE SERVICE is available for questions that can be answered quickly by telephone. For questions requiring a longer search, patrons are encouraged to come to the library in person.
RESERVE a book on order or in circulation by phone (719) 486-0569, FAX (719) 486-3544, in person, or from the card catalog online. Reserves, renewals, or short messages may also be recorded on our phone-answering machine if the library is closed.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN service is available to registered patrons. If we do not have what you need we will borrow it from another library to loan to you. There is usually no charge for this service.
STORY HOURS for preschoolers are held weekly from October through May.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM for elementary schoolers is held weekly from October through May.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM for children is held from mid-June to mid-August.
THE AMAX ROOM is available for use by non-profit groups of up to 75 persons any day or evening of the week. Early booking is recommended.
THE BABY DOE CONFERENCE ROOM may be used by small groups during library hours.
PUBLIC COMPUTERS WITH INTERNET ACCESS are available for public use for free. Children 10 years of age and younger must have adult supervision. There are charges for printing.
WORKFORCE LAPTOP is available for persons looking for employment or filing for unemployment.
WIFI - The Library’s wireless network is not secure, and the Library cannot guarantee the safety of your traffic across its wireless network. The Library assumes no responsibility for the configurations, security or files on your laptop resulting from connection to the Library’s network. Information sent to or from your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and appropriate software, within 300 feet. The Library is not able to provide technical assistance to you, and there is no guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection. If you need assistance, contact the manufacturer of your laptop or software.
ONLINE DATABASES are available on all public computers and can also be accessed from home.
AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT for use in the library includes a television, VCR, DVD player, cassette players, overhead projector, opaque projector, and a local cable TV connection.
POWER CHECK METER Check out the meter to check out your energy use.
PHOTOCOPYING is available to the public at 20 cents per copy.
MICROFILM or MICROFICHE copies are 20 cents.
FAX machine incoming or outgoing for $1.00 per page.
INCOME TAX FORMS are available here and accessible from a public computer.
CIRCULATING COLLECTIONS - The library contains over 25,000 books. All the library's materials can be located through the public electronic card catalog stations and through this website. Materials in the following collections may be borrowed by registered patron in good standing:
BOOKS FOR ADULTS - Over 8,600 volumes of non-fiction are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal classification. Another 3,600 fiction titles are shelved alphabetically by authors. A collection of 1,600 paperbacks are arranged in the lounge area by categories: Mysteries, Westerns, Science Fiction, etc.
LARGE PRINT BOOKS - A small collection of popular titles, fiction and non-fiction, is available forpeople who prefer to read large type books.
VISUALLY OR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED patrons may request forms at the Library enabling them to receive Braille or talking books directly from the Colorado State Library at no charge.
YOUNG ADULTS BOOKS are of high intrerest to junior/high school age people.
CHILDREN'S BOOKS - About 3,600 picture books and books with simple text for preschoolers through 3rd graders comprise the "E" (Easy) Collection. Another 2,200 volumes marked "J" (Juvenile) are enjoyed by children in Grades 3 through 6. We also have 3,400 non-fiction books for children.
SPANISH LANGUAGE MATERIALS - Our collection consists of Fiction and Non-Fiction books, DVD, audios, magazines for all ages..
DVD's, BOOKS ON TAPE, CD and Playaways are now available for circulation the same as books. Some have public performance rights.
INFORMATION FILE - Pamphlets, maps, clippings, etc. are filed under appropriate subject headings and may be borrowed.
THE REFERENCE COLLECTION includes encyclopedia and other sources providing statistical, historical, biographical and directory information. This collection may be used in the library only.
TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES for most Colorado communities may be used in the library.
THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN HISTORY COLLECTION housed in the Leadville Room contains over 1,200 books and other documents relating to the history of Leadville and the surrounding areas. the collection also contains local newspapers on microfilm beginning in 1879, census schedules from 1860 to 1930, a complete set of Leadville city directories, a necrology file, local cemetery directories, a collection of documents & memorabilia relating to Camp Hale and the 10th Mountain Division ski troops, and over 2,800 historic photographs. Copies of the latter may be purchased.
THE MAP COLLECTION contains over 75 large-scale maps, many depicting underground workings and mining claims for some of the more than 300 Lake County mines.
LIBRARY MANAGEMENT COLLECTION includes works on Library "know-how", current "recommended" lists, and book-ordering sources.
RENEWAL OF BOOKS AND OTHER MATERIALS - The Library does not charge fines for overdue books. However, Colorado law provides that borrowers holding library materials longer than 30 days following written notice are subject to criminal prosecution (Colo. Rev. Stat. 24-90-117). We therefore strongly urge borrowers who cannot return materials by the date stamped on the borrowed item to RENEW such items by phone before the items are due, or in person if the items become overdue. When renewing by phone, please give us the complete title of the book. Books which are overdue CANNOT be renewed by phone. Our 24-hour book drop is located next to the 12th street door
Lake County Public Library receives the majority of its financial support from a small percentage of Lake County Property taxes. Library policies are determined by the Board of Trustees, each appointed for a 5 year term by the Lake County Commissioners.
Board of Trustees:
President: Kathy O'Leary
Vice President: Marionette Jump
Secretary: Mary Jelf
Member: Pat Schramm
Member: Kris Veigele-Navarro
Library Director: Nancy Schloerke