How Do I? Library Card FAQ

How do I apply for a Summit County Library Card?

You must present proof of a valid mailing address in Summit County and photo identification. A list of acceptable identification and borrowing Policies are here in English/Spanish. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present.

Can I get a library card if I don't live or work in Summit County?

Yes, you have two options. The first would be to buy a guest card. These cost $10.00 (check or cash) and would be valid for one year. A guest card allows you to check out 4 items at a time.

The second option would be if you have a current library card at another library in Colorado. If you show us that card, we will be able to issue you a reciprocal library card for Summit County.

What is a valid Summit County Library Card?

A valid library card is one that has not expired and has less than $30 in fines.

How long is my library card valid and how do I renew it?

Summit County Library cards are valid for two years. After two years, they can be renewed by phone or in person at any branch location.

How do I renew items checked out on my card?

Library materials may be renewed online with your library card number or you can call any branch to renew items over the phone. Visit Reader’s Resource to learn how to renew online. Renewals will be blocked if:

· There are outstanding

fines of more than $30.00 on your card.

· Your card has expired

or will expire prior to the new due date.

· There is a request by another patron for the item.

How many items can I check out at a time?

You may borrow up to a total of 99 items at one time. DVD’s are limited to 4 at one time. Guest card holders may check out 4 items at a time.

What can I check out with my library card?

Your library card allows you to borrow books, e-books, e-audiobooks, Digital Magazines, CD books and DVD’s, as well as Kindles, iPads, Chromebooks and Video Production Equipment. See Find It for more information.

How long can I keep library materials?

The check-out period is 2 weeks, with the exception of DVD’s which are 1 week. Loan periods for e-books and e-audiobooks vary. Digital Magazines have no an unlimited checkout period.

Where can I return materials?

You can return your materials to any Summit County Library location. All three libraries have outside book drops for use after hours.

Can I see a list of items I have previously checked out?

Visit our Reader’s Resource page to learn how to track your reading history.

How much are overdue fines?

DVDs will be charged $1 per day overdue with a maximum fine of $5. All other items are $.25 per item per day from the original due date. Maximum fines for materials will be $3 per item and $2 per magazine.

Can I pay my fines online?

We currently only accept in-person payments of cash or a check made out to Summit County Library.

What if I lose or damage something I borrow?

If library materials are not returned within 30 days of the due date, you will receive a bill from the library. The bill includes the replacement cost of the lost item and a $5 non-refundable processing fee for each lost or damaged item. The library cannot accept replacement items in lieu of lost items.

What if I lose my library card?

Staff can issue a replacement card at the library for $2.50 or $1.00 for a lost youth card.

Do you have wireless access?

Yes, each of the library branches provide wireless access that is open and free to the public during library hours.

How do I download an eBook or eAudiobook on my device?

Visit our Digital Media Help page where we have instructions for multiple devices. If you still need help, bring your device with you to a library or come to one of our Tech Tuesday classes at the South Branch Library. Check the Events page for more information.

How do I print from home?

Wireless Printing is available at the South Branch Library only. First you must activate your library card or printing card in person at the library. Then by logging into our printing website with your library or printing card, you can remotely upload documents from a personal computer or laptop. To release your documents, bring your library or printing card into the South Branch Library and retrieve your documents from the printer by scanning your card. For wireless printing instructions, click here.

How can I receive text messages when items are due or when my holds arrive?

Text "Signup” to “librarynotices@shoutbomb.com”. You will need to wait a few minutes for it to process.

You will receive a text back asking for your library card number. Enter the whole number starting with the 4 with no spaces and then again wait for a response.

You are now activated and should receive reminder texts when items you placed on hold arrive or when your checked out materials are coming due.

Text 'MyBooks' to see the status of all your library items.

Text 'Stop' if you no longer want to receive text message notifications.