We're Here for You!
Welcome back -- we've missed you! We are so excited to begin opening our buildings and expand more library services to you during this time. Explore all the ways we're working to meet your needs using the links below. Check back often and subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates.
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed for daily cleaning from 1 - 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed for walk-in service. Please use our curbside service instead.
For persons with underlying health conditions and those at higher risk of severe illness.
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: 9 - 10 a.m.
Locations and Services
All locations will have limited capacity and reduced hours of operation. Please confirm if your location is open and what services are available before visiting.
Know Before You Go!
As part of our updated COVID-19 Code of Conduct, we've implemented physical distancing and cleaning protocols to create a safer environment for staff and the public.
Face coverings will be required for all patrons, except children 10 years old and younger -- no medical exceptions. Following ADA requirements, we will continue to offer modified services to patrons who are medically unable to wear a face covering, such as curbside, home, or online services.
Because library materials are shared resources, we encourage you to practice good hygiene, including frequent hand washing and other practices recommended by the CDC.
Please do not visit any Library location if you:
- are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, i.e. have a fever, cough, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste or smell.
- have been in recent contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
Please note: You may experience wait times when entering buildings due to physical distancing requirements and occupancy limits. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Hours and Locations
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays, 12 - 5 p.m.
Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Edgewater, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood, Standley Lake and Wheat Ridge Libraries
Saturdays, 12 - 4 p.m.
Ken Caryl Bookmobile stop (excludes printing)
Appointment-Free Holds Pickup
You no longer need an appointment to pick up your holds. When you receive a notice that your items are ready for pickup at your preferred location, simply follow our curbside process to collect them. Holds will remain available for pick up for 14 days.
Available at all curbside locations except the Bookmobile. Send your prints from home, then pick up your materials the same day -- no appointment necessary!
Explore Summer Reading Prizes
If you participated in Explore Summer Reading this year, registration, halfway and finisher prizes are available for pickup through the end of the year, or while supplies last. When you visit us, simply ask for your Explore Summer Reading prize.
Grab & Go Bundles at Select Locations
Our bundles will surprise you with books, DVDs, and audiobooks on popular themes. From cookbooks to mysteries to family read-alouds, discover something new! Bundles contain anywhere from 3 - 5 items, comprised of all books, all DVDs or all audiobooks. Ask for a bundle during your next visit. Available at Arvada, Belmar, Edgewater, Evergreen and Wheat Ridge.
Step 1: Arrive at Location and Notify Staff
When you arrive, look for a designated curbside pickup space. Call the number on the sign. Let us know you're here and what materials you are here to pickup (holds, printing, tax forms, registration prizes, etc.).
If you don’t have a mobile phone, call 303-235-5275 before you leave home to let us know you’re coming.
Step 2: Prep for Delivery
If you arrive by car, please open your trunk, car door or window. Either stand a safe distance away from others, or remain in your vehicle.
Step 3: Receive Your Items
A staff member wearing gloves and a face mask will then place your items into your open vehicle as part of our contactless service. Confirm you have all the materials you need and enjoy your items from home!
Please note: Wait times may be longer during peak visitation times. We aim to meet every request as quickly as possible while keeping the health and safety of our staff and community a first priority.
Additionally, as all library materials are shared resources, we encourage you to practice good hygiene, including frequent hand washing and other practices recommended by the CDC.
Due Dates and Returns
As of July 1, normal due dates have resumed, and so has autorenewal. You can return your items to all libraries except Conifer, as well as our new, always-open, book return at the Ken Caryl shopping center (12442 W. Ken Caryl Ave.). No appointment is necessary to return your items.
Please exit your vehicle and return your items into our designated book drops. Our curbside staff are unable to take items directly from you at this time, in accordance with safety guidelines.
We are using the best science available, including consultation and recommendations from Jefferson County Public Health and other partners, to determine best practices for handling materials. Currently, all items must stay in quarantine for at least 1 week (7 days). Items that need to be processed manually will not be checked in until after that period. It may take a bit longer for returned items to appear on your account.
As all library materials are shared resources, we encourage you to practice good hygiene, including frequent hand washing and other practices recommend by the CDC.
Print magazines: While books, DVDs and other items become COVID free after a 1 week (7-day) quarantine, we've recently learned that magazines may not. In response, and out of an abundance of caution, we are no longer accepting returns on print magazines. If you have a print magazine currently checked out, you are invited to keep it, and the item will be removed from your account.
Browse the FAQs for more detailed information. If you need further assistance, library staff are here to help. Call 303.235.5275 or Ask Us for more information.
Curbside pickup is one of the first steps in JCPL’s Gradual Return to In-Person Services. Curbside pickup is contactless, and prioritizes the safety of you and our staff while making physical library materials available.
To use the JCPL Curbside Service, simply place a hold and select one of the locations offering pickup. When your items are ready, you will receive a “ready for pickup” notification. Once you have received that notification, you can stop by anytime from 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week to pick up your holds. We will keep your holds on the shelves for 14 days.
When you arrive to pick up your item(s), please park in a designated curbside spot (or walk up if you don’t have a vehicle), and call the library phone number on the sign. Give staff your name and library card number. Please open your vehicle trunk and stay or get back inside your vehicle. A staff member wearing gloves and a mask will then bring your item(s) out to you and place them in your open vehicle. These steps allow us to offer a contactless service that prioritizes the health of our community and staff.
You can travel to pick up your holds at more than one location, or you may call 303-235-5275 to have your material moved to a single location.
If you wish to pick up holds for multiple people, you will need to provide the library card number for each person.
In place of a library card or library card number, your photo ID will be accepted. Staff will check your photo ID through your closed vehicle window. If you are picking up items for another person, you must have their library card number – the IDs of people who are not present will not be accepted.