Library Card Rules

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The Basics

When you apply for a library card, you agree to return borrowed materials on time 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 fees, 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 99 holds on your library card. You will be notified when your hold is available by email or phone. You have 14 days to pick up your holds. During this time, patrons with temporary cards may checkout most physical materials, excepting hotspots and Launchpads.

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 Will auto-renew 6
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)
Will auto-renew 6
times, if no holds
Non-fiction
DVDs & TV Shows
Yes 21 days 99 item limit Will auto-renew 6
times, if no holds
Magazines Yes 7 days 99 item limit No
E-magazines No unlimited none N/A
Music CDs Yes 7 days 99 item limit Will auto-renew 6
times, if no holds
Playaways Yes 21 days 99 item limit Will auto-renew 6
times, if no holds
Book Club Kits Yes 6 weeks 99 item limit No
Prospector loans Yes 1 - 3 weeks 60 item limit Usually, 1 time
Interlibrary Loans Yes 1 - 3 weeks 60 item limit No
Launchpads Yes 21 days 3 item limit
Available to permanent cardholders only
Yes
E-media (Streaming)
Movies
Music
Audiobooks
No 3 days
7 days
21 days
10 items/month limit
Available to Jefferson County residents only
No
Mobile Hotspots Yes 7 days 1 item limit
Available to Jefferson County residents and permanent cardholders only
Will auto-renew 6
times, if no holds

Overdue Fines

 We do not charge overdue fines on most materials. 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. 

If you have questions about charges to 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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