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Circulation Policy

Circulation Policy

Library Card

All residents of and visitors to Lake County Public Library are eligible to apply for a Library Card.  No card will be denied because of economic, political, racial, religious, social status, sexual preference or orientation.

It is the cardholder’s responsibility to inform the Library when any patron information such as name, address, telephone number or email address changes.  Incorrect contact information on file does not relieve the patron from responsibility for overdue or lost library materials.

To obtain a library card, patrons need to provide the following documentation:

Residents:

  • Proof of physical residence in Lake County (for example, a utility bill or lease, or a piece of recent mail will patron’s name and address) and
  • Photo ID (government issued driver’s license or ID, military ID, passport, work ID)

Colorado Library Collaborate:

  • Colorado library card
  • Photo ID (government issued driver’s license or ID, military ID, passport, work ID)

Visitors (temporary cards)

  • Photo ID (government issued driver’s license or ID, military ID, passport, work ID)
  • $25 deposit, refundable upon return of all materials and satisfactory closing of the account

Children

Minors must have written consent of a parent or legal guardian to apply for a library card.  Until      the minor reaches the age of 18, the parent or legal guardian is responsible for all items borrowed on the minor’s card. 

Loan Period & Late Returns

The loan period for all item is 3 weeks, with the following exceptions*:

  • Playaways
  • Lauchpads
  • Locks
  • Views

*Please see our policy on borrowing of Playaways.

Revocation of Borrowing Privileges

Patrons’ borrowing privileges will be revoked when items are 7 days overdue; privileges will be reinstated upon the return of materials.

Renewal

Patrons may renew items up to 3 times as long as there are no holds on the item(s).

Interlibrary loan renewals are dependent upon the policy of the lending library.

Lost and Damaged Materials

Patrons who have lost or damaged library materials may either pay the price listed in our database or provide the library with a new copy.

If the patron finds a lost book he or she has paid for, the patron may bring the book into the library to receive a refund. It is up to the discretion of the director, circulation supervisor or most senior staff member present to provide a refund.