All residents of and visitors to the Estes Valley Public Library District (Library) are eligible to apply for a Library card. The Library practices non-discrimination in all of its activities and operations, including application and eligibility for use of a library account.

A card allows patrons to gain access to Library materials and services, including but not limited to computers, meeting room reservations, and more.  When you apply for a Library card, you agree to return borrowed materials on time, and assume responsibility for the materials and services consumed, used, or damaged.

Application and Verification
In order to receive appropriate Library Account benefits, applicants must show a photo I.D. in the form of a driver’s license or other government issued I.D. If the address on the I.D. is not current, applicants must also provide a document that verifies both name and current street address, such as an up to date utility bill or rent receipt.

You must present your library card or know your account number and PIN (personal identification number) to check out materials.  If your card is lost or stolen, contact the Library to block the account. You will receive a free replacement card next time you are in the Library.

It is the cardholders responsibility to inform the Library when any Account information changes. Incorrect contact information on file does not relieve the patron from responsibilities for fees.

Your library card is valid for three years, as long as you use it at least once in that period. Every three years Library accounts must be renewed and updated.

The Library provides Library cards to four types of Account holders:

    1. District Resident
    2. Colorado Libraries Collaborate (CLC)
    3. Non-District
    4. Visitors

District Residents
District Resident Library cards are free for all residents of the Library District. Any adult may obtain a card by applying in person at the Library and showing proof of District residency. Persons who own property within the District will be considered Residents for Account type purposes whether or not the property is their primary residence.

Minors and Families
Minors must have a parent or legal guardian present to receive a Library card. Until the minor reaches the age of 18, the parent or legal guardian is financially responsible for the minor’s Library Account.

House Calls
To serve patrons who are homebound due to ailment or disability, the Library offers home delivery service by Library volunteers for eligible patrons for extended time periods. Homebound Accounts require a special application process.

Eagle Rock School Students
The Library provides services to all students currently enrolled at Eagle Rock School. Student accounts are valid only for the length of enrollment. Lending limits for Students are negotiated with the School and may be changed without notice at the discretion of the Library Director.

Colorado Libraries Collaborate (CLC)
CLC is a reciprocal borrowing program. Anyone residing in the state of Colorado and directly or indirectly paying local taxes or fees for library service is eligible for the CLC program with the Estes Valley Library. (Similarly, Estes Valley Library residents are eligible for CLC cards at all other participating Colorado libraries.) Eligible CLC Account holders must present their home library card at the time of application and be in continuous good standing at their home library. Lending limits for CLC borrowers may be changed without notice at the discretion of the Library Director.

Greater Estes Valley

The Library currently provides services to the following neighboring, non-District, non-CLC Colorado residents at no charge:

  • Allenspark residents
  • Drake residents

Any person not fitting into one of the above categories may apply for a temporary Visitor card. This account type applies to out-of-state visitors to the Estes Valley, temporary seasonal workers and Coloradans who do not pay taxes in support of a local public library. A Visitor card may be issued upon receipt of a refundable deposit and appropriate documentation.

Upon return of all materials and satisfactory closing of the account, a refund will be issued to the Visitor. The deposit will be forfeited after three months past last use of the card, or the card expiration date and will accrue to the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation as a donation.


Please refer to the Patron and Circulation Policy sets for additional information.

The Estes Valley Library Patron Account Eligibility Policy was adopted and approved by the Estes Valley Public Library District Board of Trustees on December 11, 2006 and revised on November 16, 2009, April 21, 2014, December 14, 2015 and March 18, 2019.

John Krueger, President                                                           Beth Ellis, Secretary