Library Card Rules

The Basics

When you apply for a library card, you agree to return borrowed materials on time, pay overdue fees and assume responsibility for lost or damaged items.

Your library card is valid as long as you use it at least once every three years.

If your card is lost or stolen, call or stop by any Jefferson County Public Library location to inform a staff member. Please keep your contact information up to date in My Account.

Jefferson County library materials may be returned to any Jefferson County Library. Book drops are open 24 hours.

My Account

Login to My Account to manage checkouts, renew online, place holds, pay fines, and see your reading history. Keep your information in My Account up to date to receive hold and renew notifications.

Your Privacy

To ensure the privacy of your library account information, please remember to bring your library card or account number when checking items out. Account numbers are also required when checking items out for family members or friends, and for parents needing access to their child’s account. A government issued photo ID can be used as proof of identity if you don't have your account number or have lost your card. 

Lending Guidelines and Renewal Information

You may check out a total of 99 items, and have up to 60 holds on your library card. You will be notified when your hold is available by email or phone.

Items Holdable Loan period Check-out limit Renewable
Lucky Day Movies No 7 days 3 item limit of all Lucky Day items
(counts towards total item limit of 99)
No
Lucky Day books No 21 days 3 item limit of all Lucky Day items
(counts towards total item limit of 99)
No
Books Yes 21 days 99 item limit Yes, 3 times, if no holds
E-books & Audiobooks Yes 21 days 10 item limit No
Movies Yes 7 days 25 item limit,
(counts towards total item limit of 99)
Yes, 3 times, if no holds
Non-fiction
DVDs & TV Shows
Yes 21 days 99 item limit Yes, 3 times, if no holds
Magazines No 7 days 99 item limit No
E-magazines No unlimited none N/A
Music CDs Yes 7 days 99 item limit Yes, 3 times, if no holds
Playaways Yes 21 days 99 item limit Yes, 3 times, if no holds
Book Club Kits Yes 6 weeks 99 item limit No
Prospector & ILL loans Yes 3 weeks 99 item limit No
E-media (Streaming)
Movies
Music
Audiobooks
No 3 days
7 days
21 days
10 items/month limit
Available to Jefferson County residents only
No
Pocket WiFi Wireless Hotspots Yes 7 days 1 item limit
Available to Jefferson County residents only
Yes, if no holds

Overdue Fines

Print and audiovisual items for adults and teens accrue fines of .20 cents per day after their due date. The maximum fine on any item is $4.20. Materials intended for kids ages 11 and under with a call number beginning with Board, E, Reader or J, do not accrue fines. 

If an item is more than 21 days overdue a replacement fee will automatically be charged to your account. Once the items are returned, the replacement fee will be removed. Overdue fines of up to $4.20 per item will remain on your account 

If you have questions about the fines or fees on your account, please visit any Jefferson County Public Library or call us at 303-235-5275 with your library card or account number.

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