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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:


  • 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.

Easy Access Card:

  • Must provide 2 of the 3 ways to contact patron: Address, Phone, Email

  • Available to all ages


  • Minors must have written consent of a parent or legal guardian to apply for a library card with full privileges. 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 exception of items from the Library of Things, which has which has a 1 week circulation period. For more information click here.

There is no limit to the number of items a patron may have simultaneously checked out. However, patrons may have only 10 items on hold at a time.

If you are an Easy Access cardholder, you may checkout only 3 items. This card does not receive borrowing capabilities from the Library of Things or Tool 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.


Patrons may renew items up to 3 times as long as there are no holds on the item(s). Patrons with an Easy Access card must physically renew in person with the book in hand. 

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.