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Library Card Rules

The Basics
When you apply for a library card, you agree to return borrowed materials on time, pay overdue fees and be responsible 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 the Checkout/Accounts Desk at any Jefferson County Public Library location.

Jefferson County library materials may be returned to any library in the metropolitan Denver area, but you are responsible for a book until it reaches a Jefferson County library. Therefore it is best to return Jefferson County materials to a Jefferson County library.

Book drops are open 24 hours.

Loan Periods, Overdue Fees and Renewals
Most items may be renewed three times if not on hold.

Children's materials (except for feature film DVDs)
loan period - 21 days
overdue fee - 20 cents per day, up to $2 per item
renewable if not on hold
replacement cost charged after 21 days past due

Adult materials (except for feature film DVDs)
loan period - 21 days
overdue fee - 20 cents per day, up to $4.20 per item
renewable if not on hold
replacement cost charged after 21 days past due

DVDs
loan period - 21 days, except feature films
feature film loan period - 7 days - limit of 15 per card at a time
overdue fee - 20 cents per day
renewable if not on hold
replacement cost charged after 21 days past due

JCPL 2 Go Tablets
loan period - 21 days
overdue fee - $1.00 per day, up to $ 10.00 per item
not renewable
replacement cost charged after 21 days past due

Holds
You may have up to 40 pending hold requests on your library card at one time.

When items are ready for pickup, you will be notified by phone or email. Please keep your contact information up to date in My Account.

Lucky Day, reference materials and magazines cannot be placed on hold.