Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Borrowing Privileges

Any resident of Colorado is eligible for a Park County Public Library card with a picture ID and proof of physical address. Children under the age of 18 can hold a library card with a parent or guardian signature, parent or guardian picture ID, and proof of address.

Acceptable forms of picture identification are

  • Colorado drivers license
  • Colorado or government issued ID card
  • Passport
  • Digital ID

Acceptable forms of proof of physical address, if not shown on the picture ID are

  • Utility bill (phone, electric, etc.)
  • Vehicle registration

Park County Library cards are valid at all Park County Public Library branches.

Borrowing privileges will be revoked due to outstanding or unresolved materials, or if the patron is a habitual offender of library policies.

Borrower’s Agreement

Cardholders may borrow circulating materials, including books, videos, DVDs, CDs, and magazines.

Only the person to whom it has been issued should use the card. The card must be presented by the cardholder to access his or her record. The individual to whom the card is issued is responsible for

  • The return in good condition of all materials borrowed.
  • Payment of all fines incurred for any damaged or lost materials.
  • Reporting a lost or stolen card immediately.
  • Reporting promptly any changes in name, address, or phone numbers.
  • Parents or guardians of a minor library cardholder agree to be responsible for the above and to teach their child Library rules and guidelines to help in the use of his or her card.

Privacy of User Records

Colorado General Assembly
Colorado Revised Statutes
Section 24-90-119. Privacy of user records.

  1. Except as set forth in subsection (2) of this section, a publicly-supported library shall not disclose any record or other information that identifies a person as having requested or obtained specific materials or service or as otherwise having used the library.
  2. Records may be disclosed in the following instances:
    1. When necessary for the reasonable operation of the library;
    2. Upon written consent of the user;
    3. Pursuant to subpoena, upon court order, or where otherwise required by law.
    4. To a custodial parent or legal guardian who has access to a minor’s library card or its authorization number for the purpose of accessing by electronic means library records of the minor.
  3. Any library official, employee, or volunteer who discloses information in violation of this section commits a class 2 petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars.

Section 24-72-204. Allowance or denial of inspection – grounds – procedure – appeal.


3. (a) The custodian shall deny the right of inspection of the following records, unless otherwise provided by law; except that any of the following records, other than letters of reference concerning employment, licensing, or issuance of permits, shall be available to the person in interest under this subsection (3):


(VII) Library records disclosing the identity of a user as prohibited by section 24-90-119.

Circulation Policies

There is a limit of 50 items per borrower at any time with a limit of 5 DVD’s per card, Bailey Branch has a limit of 10 DVD’s per card.

The loan period is 3 weeks for books, audio books, new fiction, DVD’s, renewals and Inter-library loans. Patrons must notify the library for renewals, by phone, in person or email. No renewals are allowed for interlibrary loans, or items on reserve.

Lost notices are sent after the system determines an item has been lost.

Patrons will be billed for lost or damaged material. It the item is returned after replacement by the library, the patron forfeits the processing fee. The cost of the item is refunded less the overdue fine.

Items may be returned at the circulation desk during library hours or in the drop box outside.


If a patron wishes to borrow an item that is not on the shelf, he or she may place it on reserve by using the on-line catalog or with the assistance of the librarian. The patron will be notified by telephone or email when the library material is available.

Items on reserve must be picked up within 10 working days of notification.

Specific details on your hold items will not be given on an answering machine or to a family member. Specific information is only given to the particular patron for privacy reasons.

Explore Colorado with a Free State Parks Pass

Do your exploring plans include our home state of Colorado?

Check out the natural beauty of Colorado by checking out a free State Parks Pass with your Park County library card!

Why are these passes available?

Park County Library is part of the #CheckOutColorado State Parks library loan program. This is a special partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Education State Library. To learn more about how this program is making an impact, click here.

How does it work?

Each library has two park passes that can be check out for one week. The pass will grant one car FREE access to any Colorado State Park. Backpacks cannot be placed on hold, and they are first come, first served. We are happy to call one of our other locations to see if any passes are available if all of them are checked out at the branch you visit. As a courtesy to us, please return backpacks to the branch where you checked the backpack out.

Find one of Colorado’s 41 state parks using the State Park Finder. There are over 700 miles of maintained trails for hiking and biking in our state parks, in addition to fishing, boating, paddle boarding, and more!

When you check out a State Parks Pass, you’ll be handed an adventure pack that includes:

  • 1 state park pass hang-tag
  • 1 set of binoculars
  • 1 Colorado Wildlife Guide
  • 1 Colorado Trees and Wildflower Guide
  • 1 Guide to Your 42 State Parks
  • 1 Leave No Trace™ card
  • 1 activity ideas list
  • 1 program evaluation card

Please make sure to fill out the evaluation when you return the backpack. These evaluations help keep the State Park Pass program running!

Don’t forget: Hang the pass in the rear view mirror—it must be visible in your car. The pass does not give any discounts for camping, programs, licenses, etc.

is only given to the particular patron for privacy reasons.

Explore Local Park County with the South Park City Pass

Learn about Park Counties unique history with your Park County library card!

South Park City

South Park City is a remarkable representation of these early towns, preserving the history of our Nation’s frontier while it educates and entertains the present. Located in Fairplay, Colorado, the museum accurately represents a mining town between 1860 and 1900. Forty-four authentic buildings are filled with over 60,000 artifacts. They portray most of the economic and social aspects of boom town life. Seven of the buildings are on their original sites. The other buildings were moved from abandoned camps and ghost towns in the South Park area. They contain period room settings and exhibits that illustrate the professions, trades, and industries that contributed to life in a 19th century Colorado mining town.

How does it work?

Each library has one museum pass that can be check out for one week. The pass will grant one free admission to the South Park City Museum. Museum passes cannot be placed on hold, and they are first come, first served. As a courtesy to us, museum staff will hold onto the pass and return it to it’s home library.

When you check out a South Park City Museum Pass, you’ll be handed an envelope that includes:

  • 1 South Park City Pass
  • Information pamphlet