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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Library status and user guide

News and information about the Lafayette Public Library in Colorado

View Library status, get a card, learn about current services, and more!

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Library Status IconLibrary Status

Public access: Open during Library hours (Tuesday-Sunday)
Book drops: Open 24 hours (except during holiday closures); located South of the Library entrance.
Public computers: Limited availability for up to one hour daily. Appointments recommended: call 303-661-1162.
Holds pickup: in person in the Lobby. Customers at risk of severe illness may call 303-661-1160 upon arrival for curbside service.

Please review all reopening details before your visit to learn about available and unavailable services and Library use guidelines and expectations.


ReopeningHours (Grab & Go and holds pickup)

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday/Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 1-5pm


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  • Contact us online
  • Call 303-665-5200 for questions and hold requests.
  • Unable to enter the Library due to risk for severe illness from COVID-19? Call 303-661-1160.


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Library IconBorrowing Details for New and Current Users

  • New cards: visit the upstairs Adult Services, desk, or call us at 303-665-5200,or contact us online.
  • Holds pickup: Lafayette cardholders may request up to 25 items from Lafayette and other FLC libraries using their Lafayette Library account. When you receive notice that your hold items are ready, visit during open hours and request your items at the Lobby service desk.  Hold pickup details.
  • Items from other FLC libraries and Overdrive: Patrons may request items from all FLC libraries for pickup at Lafayette. Overdrive digital items can be put on hold. We are not able to purchase new materials at this time.
  • Due dates: Most due dates extend automatically; however, overdue items do not incur any fines.
  • Returning your Items: The outdoor book drops are now open (but do close over holidays). Items may remain on your account for up to four days while the are quarantined and processed. Once they have been checked in, overdue fines are waived automatically.
  • Renew cards: If your card has expired, or you are unable to log in, contact us online, or call 303-661-5200.

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Online or Other Resources 

Main portal: Lafayetteco.gov/LibraryOnline

  • No card? No problem! To use eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and many online tools, call us at 303-665-5200 for a new card or stop by the Adult Services desk upstairs.

Ebooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and eVideo

  • Available for free using Overdrive or Libby apps, or from a computer. Learn more

Newspapers, Databases & Research

If prompted, enter your name, and Lafayette Library card number or temporary card number.

Special Resources

Library staff are please to welcome the community back and appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate our phased reopening. 

- Melissa Hisel, Library Director

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