Posted on: September 7, 2020

Library status and user guide

News and information about the Lafayette Public Library in Colorado

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  • Closed to the public: No-contact Curbside Holds Pickup service is available. View details
  • Holiday hours: Closed, with no Curbside service, on Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1. Book drops closed from Thursday at 4pm until Saturday at 9am.
  • Book drops: Open 24 hours (except during holiday closures); located South of the Library entrance. 

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  • Contact us online
  • Call 303-665-5200 for questions, holds requests, or new curbside pickup appointments.
  • Arriving for a Curbside pickup appointment or drop-in Curbside service? Call 303-661-1160.

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Library IconBorrowing Details for New and Current Users

  • New cards: call us at 303-665-5200 or contact us online: we will make you an account over the phone and mail your your new card! Alternatively, you may get an temporary online card and we can update you to a regular card when we reopen.
  • Curbside Hold 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, make an appointment to pickup, or call our pickup number to drop in during assigned hours. Visit Curbside Hold Pickup for details.
  • Items from other FLC libraries or Prospector: Patrons may request items from all FLC libraries for pickup at Lafayette. All FLC libraries will be ending participation in Prospector (for out-of-area requests) effective January 1, with December 10 being the last day to place holds. Overdrive digital items can be put on hold. We are not able to purchase new materials at this time.
  • Due dates: Most due dates are being extended 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 10 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 Resources 

Main portal:

  • No card? No problem! To use eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and many online tools, call us at 303-665-5200 for a new card. If you are unable to reach us, you may obtain a temporary online number.

Ebooks and eAudiobooks

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


  • Use RBDigital on a device or a computer: make an account using our link and your Lafayette Library card number:

Newspapers, Databases & Research

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

We look forward to reopening the building as soon as we’re able to safely do so; thank you for your patience.

- Melissa Hisel, Library Director

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