Library To You

Welcome to Library To You, where we bring the Library... to you!

Library To You provides alternative services for patrons wishing to use Jefferson County Public Library. We offer access beyond our buildings. From delivering materials to offering easy JCPL access within your community and creating accessible at-home events and educational programs, we aim to meet you where you are.

Services

Learn more about our Library To You services and discover just how easy it is to enjoy JCPL — from any place or any stage of life!

Express Library

The first of its kind in the U.S., the Express Library is a fully self-service location that allows you to access JCPL services safely and conveniently on your own, without staff onsite.

Holds Lockers

Pick up reserved library materials anytime, 24/7, using our automated Holds Lockers:

Holds Locker Instructions

  1. When you place a hold in our catalog, select your preferred Holds Locker for your Hold Pickup Location.
  2. You will be notified when your hold is ready. You may then visit the Holds Locker any time, 24/7. Holds will remain in the lockers for three days.
  3. Scan or type in your JCPL card number.
  4. Your list of holds will be displayed.
  5. A locker door will open and you may take your items, close the locker door and touch Finish. Enjoy!

Holds Locker pickup is unavailable for Prospector and Interlibrary Loan holds, select oversized library items (like Book Club Kits) and will not work with 7-digit temporary JCPL cards.

You can return Holds Locker items to any JCPL 24/7 Returns Bin or location.

FAQs

    1. When you place a hold in our catalog, select your preferred Holds Locker for your Hold Pickup Location.
    2. You will be notified when your hold is ready. You may then visit the Holds Locker any time, 24/7. Holds will remain in the lockers for three days.
    3. Scan or type in your JCPL card number.
    4. Your list of holds will be displayed.
    5. A locker door will open and you may take your items, close the locker door and touch Finish. Enjoy!
  • We now have holds lockers at Mountain Resource Center, Ridge Rec Center, Candelas Parkview, Green Mountain and several of our other locations. View all holds locker locations.

  • You can return Holds Locker items (or any other library items) to any 24/7 Returns Bin or location.

Lending Machine

Available 24/7, the Lending Machine functions like an automated video rental kiosk and is stocked with new and highly-popular books and DVDs for adults and children.

Browse hundreds of titles in English and Spanish! Then, instantly borrow items with your JCPL card (or card number).

Visit our Lending Machine outside the Ridge Rec Center: 6613 S. Ward St., Littleton, CO 80127.

Instructions

  1. Visit the Lending Machine available any time, 24/7, located outside the lower entrance of the Ridge Recreation Center building at 6613 S. Ward St., Littleton, CO 80127.
  2. Tap Touch to Start on the Lending Machine screen.
  3. Use the screen to search for an item. Browse the items currently available, opens a new window, or search for a specific Author or Title. Select, by tapping, the item you are interested in and touch Check Out.
  4. Scan or type your JCPL card number.
  5. The machine will retrieve your item, the door below the screen will open, and your item will be there. The process can take 30 - 60 seconds per item.
  6. It will ask you if you would like to check out another item. If you do, tap yes and follow steps 3 - 6 above. If you don't, tap no.
  7. You can either print your receipt or have it emailed to you (if your email address is attached to your account).

Before you visit, search for Lending Machine items in our catalog, opens a new window. Checkout times for Lending Machine items follow the same guidelines, opens a new window as the rest of our collection but are only eligible for one renewal and no holds.

You can return Lending Machine items to any JCPL 24/7 Returns Bin or location, opens a new window.

FAQs

  • There is a Returns Bin onsite, located next to the Ridge Rec Center Holds Locker and Lending Machine. Any library items checked out from any location can be returned any time 24/7. You can also return Lending Machine items to any location.

  • To check items out of the Lending Machine:

    1. Visit the Lending Machine available any time 24/7 located outside the lower entrance of the Ridge Recreation Center building at 6613 S. Ward St., Littleton, CO 80127.
    2. Tap Touch to Start on the Lending Machine screen.
    3. Use the screen to search for an item. Browse the items currently available, or search for a specific Author or Title. Select, by tapping, the item you are interested in and touch Check Out.
    4. Scan or type your JCPL card number.
    5. The machine will retrieve your item, the door below the screen will open and your item will be there. The process can take 30 - 60 seconds per item.
    6. It will ask you if you would like to check out another item. If you do, tap yes and follow steps 3 - 6 above. If you don't, tap no.
    7. If we have your email address in your account, your receipt will be sent to you. You must visit a JCPL location to add an email address to your account. There also is an option to print a receipt.

    To return items to the Lending Machine:

    There is a Returns Bin onsite, located next to the Ridge Rec Center Holds Locker and Lending Machine. Any library items checked out from any location can be returned any time 24/7. You can also return Lending Machine items to any location.

  • The Ridge Rec Center Library Holds Locker, Lending Machine and Returns Bin are located outside the lower entrance of the Ridge Recreation Center building at 6613 S. Ward St., Littleton, CO 80127, opens a new window. All three services are available any time 24/7.

       

  • Items in the machine are listed in the our catalog. Just search for the keyword "Lending & Express" and filter to "Ridge Rec Center Lending Machine" as a location under the "Available Now" filter.

    The Lending Machine collection is a special collection of highly popular books and DVDs. These items are non-holdable and available to check out on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Yes. Items checked out from the Lending Machine or Express Library can be renewed one time.

  • Lending Machine DVDs check out for one week and Lending Machine books check out for three weeks. Our normal lending guidelines apply to anything from the Lending Machine, but the items are only renewable one time.

Bookmobile

We love visiting community residences throughout the county, bringing library materials and services to those with difficulty accessing one of our many locations!

24/7 Returns Bins

Can’t get to a location to return your items? Library materials can also be dropped off in a JCPL Returns Bin, available 24/7. Find one near you!

Older Adult Communities Support

Our lobby-stop service supports senior communities throughout the county, delivering requested materials, service support and a friendly face to help you enjoy JCPL from your community.

Mail Delivery

JCPL provides free delivery of books, movies, music and magazines to residents who are temporarily or permanently confined to their homes because of illness, disability or other extenuating circumstances. This service is open to all ages.

Library to You Events

From Story Time to pop-up fun at the Bookmobile and Express Library West Arvada, our programming is on the move!

Library to You Events

Related Reads and Resources

From large-print books and digital resources to lists full of staff picks, enjoy JCPL services, materials and news from home.

News

Patron Feedback Drives Express Library Improvements!

Big news is coming to the Express Library West Arvada: extended hours, open on holidays, autorenewals on Express Collection and Story Time!

MyJCPL Mobile App

Search the catalog, check out items, manage your account and register for upcoming events, all in the palm of your hand.

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