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Posted on: December 29, 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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Public access and meeting spaces: Open during Library hours.
Book drops: Open 24 hours (except during holiday closures); located South of the Library entrance.
Public computers: Available for up to three hours daily with no appointments. For questions, 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.

COVID-19 restrictions: The Library follows the most current Boulder County public health orders. At present, mask wearing is required indoors for all individuals 2 and older.

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Monday-Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday/Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 1-5pm


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  • Contact us online
  • Call 303-665-5200 for questions, study room reservations, 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 IconLibrary Basics 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 100 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 using our main Library Catalog. Overdrive digital items can be put on hold. 
  • Interlibrary loan: When items aren't found in a catalog search, you are given the option to search a statewide catalog, Prospector, and request items for delivery. You may also request new items or interlibrary loan items using the Request an Item form.
  • Due dates: Most due dates extend automatically; however, overdue items do not incur any fines.
  • Returning your Items: The outdoor book drops are open 24 hours per day except over holidays. Once items are 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.
  • Study rooms and event spaces: book a free study room or request a fee-based event space 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 pleased 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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