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

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 Libraries. Park County Library cards are also valid outside of Park County at other libraries within their regulations.

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 overdue, 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.

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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):

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

Circulation Policies

There is a limit of 25 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 items on reserve. Renewals for interlibrary loans are dependent upon the lending library’s renewal policy.

Overdue notices are sent after an item is 2 weeks overdue. A fine of 15 cents per day per item is assessed for all material. Notices are sent prior to legal involvement. The overdue fine is capped at the cost of the item replacement. A patron may not check out books with overdue charges of $6.00 or more.

Patrons will be billed for lost or damaged material. There will be a processing fee in addition to the replacement cost. 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.

Reserves

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 or 6 working days if item is new.

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.

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