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Get a library card

To receive a Full Use library card, present a state, local or U.S. government issued photo ID (including school IDs) with proof of current Colorado address. The name and address on the ID must be for the patron applying for the library card if the applicant is 16 or older. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when applying.

If you have picture ID but no proof of Colorado address, your library card application can be processed two ways:

  1. Full Use card can be mailed to the address on the application. The card is restricted to a three (3) item checkout limit until received through the mail, usually within 7 days, and presented to library staff on your next visit. If it is returned in the mail, the card will be suspended.
  2. Computer Use Only card can be issued. Computer Use Only cards provide access to library internet computers and some online services, but no check out of materials. These cards can be updated to Full Use Cards upon presentation of proof of address as detailed below.

Temporary Guest Passes are available for visitors who have photo ID and do not wish to apply for a Full Use or Computer Use Only library card. Guest passes are filtered and have a two (2) hour limit.

Acceptable valid photo IDs and/or proof of address:

  • Colorado driver’s license
  • U.S. passport
  • Student Visa

If photo ID does not have current Colorado address, patron must also provide one of the following:

  • A recently postmarked envelope postmarked to current address
  • Current voter registration card
  • Current car registration
  • Current mortgage or rental property contract
  • Printed current pay stub
  • Most recent property tax notice for any county in the state of Colorado
  • A valid out-of-state driver’s license with any of the above mentioned documents showing a current Colorado address.
The replacement fee for a card is $3. Please report lost or stolen cards immediately.