Skip to Main Content

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:


  • 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


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. 

Easy Access Card

  • This card is for all ages and does not require an ID to receive borrowing privileges. 
  • Must provide 2 of 3 ways to contact patron: Address, Phone, Email
  • May only check out 3 items
  • Must renew card in person, expires after one year
  • 3 week check out period
  • May use ILL Loan 
  • May not use Tool Library and Library of Things

Loan Period & Late Returns


Loan Period

Max Items



3 weeks


Renewable if no holds


3 weeks

5 discs

Renewable if no holds

Video Games

3 weeks

3 games

1 renewal

Library of Things

1 week

1 item

Not renewable

Tool Library

1 week

6 items

1 renewal


For books and DVDs 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.

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.

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.