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Library Cards

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)
  • 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

For more information see our Circulation Policy

Loan Period | Late & Lost Materials

Loan Period & Late Returns

The loan period for all item is 3 weeks. The exceptions include the Library of Things and Hotspots, which have a checkout period of 1 week and cannot be renewed.

Revoke 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).

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.

Register for an e-card

Lake County residents may register for a limited access e-card that is good for 90 days and allows access to some online resources and the ability to place holds. Please bring a picture I.D. and proof of Lake County residency to the library to receive a full privileges card. If you do not have proof of residency, we can still provide an Easy Access card which allows 3 checkouts and expires after 1 year. 

This is for new library accounts only - if you already have an account, please call or visit the library.

-Click here to register for an e-card-