- Ask A Question
- Download eBooks
- Get a Card
- Manage My Account
- Pay Fines
- Renew Items
- Renew My Card
- Request/Suggest a Book
- Work for the Library
Have questions? Need answers? We can help!
...visit or call one of our branch libraries.
...use the research databases and websites found on our Research page. Use the categories on the left side of the screen to narrow your search and find relevant resources.
...chat live with a real librarian 24/7 (except on major holidays) via AskColorado, a service of the Colorado State Library.
Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks are available for download from Garfield County Libraries. Click here to learn how to download ebooks for your device.
The Garfield County Public Library Foundation is always grateful for your support, whether it comes in the form of a financial donation, donation of materials, or donation of time as a volunteer. Thank you for your interest in supporting your public library!
Garfield County Public Library District borrowing privileges are extended free of charge to residents of Garfield County, to residents of Colorado counties which border Garfield County, and also to Colorado residents who present a valid library card from a Colorado library which participates in the Colorado Library Card Program. Garfield County residents may apply for a card online; non-residents should apply for a card at any of our branches when in the area (see the Eligibility section below for ID requirements).
Click here to apply for a card online. Please note that applying for a card online will grant you an Internet Only card which allows you to use our online resources and computers; to receive full borrowing privileges you must show photo ID and proof of address at a branch library. Only one card is allowed per individual. Library cards expire biannually but can be renewed as long as all outstanding fines and fees are paid in full.
You have several options when it comes to paying fines: you may pay online by credit card or you may pay by cash, check, or credit card at any of our branch libraries.
To pay online, login to our catalog with your name and library card number. Once you've logged in, and only if there are fines associated with your account, you will see a link for Click to Pay Fines Online on the left side of the page. The beta version of our catalog will send you to the classic catalog to pay fines online and you will be asked to sign in again. To avoid this step, click here to go directly to the sign-in page of the classic catalog.
You may renew items online, in-person at any of our six branches, or over the phone. For information on branch library locations, phone numbers, and hours, visit our Locations page.
To renew items online, login to our online catalog with your name and library card number. Once you are logged in, a list of items checked out on your library card will appear. You may also click on the My Account link near the top right of the screen from anywhere in the catalog once you are logged in.
"Why did my library card expire?"
Garfield County Libraries borrower cards have an "expiration" date, which simply acts as a reminder to confirm that your account information is current and correct. This helps us keep our database up-to-date and also helps us to remove old accounts which have been dormant for several years.
This topic has answers for three variations on "How do I request a book?"
Click "Read more" to learn how to:
Place a hold on an item from our online catalog
Suggest a title for the library collection
Request an item through interlibrary loan
Note: we use the term "book" here as a generic term; you can request DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and more!
Volunteers provide much-needed services at all of our Branch Libraries. These services vary by the volunteer’s personal interest and each branch library’s needs. Volunteer opportunities may involve:
Delivering library resources to homebound community members;
Helping with special events such as book sales or children's programs;
Helping to prepare storytime materials;
And much more!
We think the Garfield County Libraries are a great place to work, so we're glad you're interested in it, too. You can find an employment application and job listings (when we have openings) in the Jobs section of our About Us page.