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Borrowing Rules

To apply for a library card go here. Proof of identity, birthdate, address and residency required. Name and address are required on all documents submitted. Electronic proofs of residency may be accepted ( bills, lease).

Loan periods and fees

There is a 100 item limit on total number of checkouts.
Material Type Loan Period Limit Hold Limit Renewals Overdue Fees Grace Period
Books 21 days 100 50 6 None 3 days
Audio Books, Playaways, Music CDs, Puppets, Vox Books, Magazines, excluding current issues 21 days 50/each 50 6 None 3 days
Quick Reads Books 21 days 5 No Holds No Renewals None 3 days
Magazines 14 days 5 No Holds No Renewals None 3 days
DVDs/Blurays 7 days 20/each 50 6 None 3 days
Quick View DVDs 3 days 5 No Holds No Renewals None 3 days
Binge Boxes 14 days 20 50 6 None 3 days
Community Passes 7 days 1 1 No Renewals .50 per day/$28 max 3 days
Tablets 30 days 1 1 4 $5 per day, $100 max 3 days
Hotspots 3 months 2 1 4 $5 per day, $100 max 3 days
Chromebooks 3 months 2 1 4 $5 per day, $100 max 3 days

* Courtesy Renewal – six renewals will occur automatically if there is no hold on that item. Materials on hold by another borrower cannot be renewed.

*Material on request by another patron can not be renewed.

*$5 processing fee for ANY lost material,

Overdue Material:

Customers are responsible for all materials borrowed on their library cards. Overdue fees continue to accrue on certain materials until the material is returned or renewed. When the borrower’s account exceeds $10, borrowing privileges will be suspended until sufficient fees are paid to reduce the balance owed to less than $10. The library’s primary interest is in getting the material back to it can be available for other customers.
 
Overdue notices may be sent by email, phone notifications, or US mail. Email and telephone messages will be generated the 7th , 14th , and 28th day after the item becomes overdue. Notices are courtesies only. Final bills are sent 30 days after the item is
overdue and is considered lost.
 
The cost of materials that are lost or damaged will be charged to the borrower’s account. A $5.00 processing fee will also be added for each lost or damaged item. If materials are not returned or fees are not paid, the borrower’s account may be referred to a collection agency after 51 days of the item being overdue.

Confidentiality

The Pueblo City-Count Library District recognizes that circulation and other records identifying the name of library users with specific materials are confidential in nature. To ensure this protection, we do not allow access to your library record without proper identification and/or your library card. This is to protect you from unauthorized use of your library card and/or access to personal information on file with us. The Pueblo City-Count Public Library recognizes that the circulation records of the library are confidential in nature and advises all library employees that such records shall not be made available to anyone including any agency of state, federal, or local government except pursuant to federal, state, or local law relating to civil, criminal, or administrative investigatory power.
 
Policy Reference
03.02.04 Circulation of Materials
03.02.06 Collection Agency