Library Card 101: Everything you need to know
There are many benefits to having a Summit County Library card. Beyond just checking out books, you can use your card to access a huge variety of resources at your local library and online.
If you have friends or family who still haven’t signed up for a library card, encourage them to come in and sign up!
Keep reading to learn more:
Library Card Benefits
- Sign up for text message reminders when materials are due.
- Control your account online—place holds, renew and review titles, and track your reading history.
- Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Libby mobile app.
- Check out eMagazines with no limits, holds, or due dates Libby by Overdrive.
- Check out a State Parks Pass that allows one vehicle into any state park for free!
- Watch thousands of films for free for adult and kids on Kanopy
- Access The New York Times online collection with no limits
- Access animated books for kids through Tumblebooks or Bookflix!
- Utilize online databases to access journal articles, local resources, and more.
- Enjoy our special items: creative community sketchbooks, reading kits for kids or binge bags perfect for a rainy weekend inside.
Library Card Basics
- You can use your card at Main Library in Frisco, Bluebird Market North Branch Satellite Library in Silverthorne, and South Branch in Breckenridge.
- Materials borrowed from any of the three libraries may be returned to any of the three.
- Materials not on hold for another patron may be renewed two times by phone, in person, or online at summitcountylibraries.org.
- Your first library card is free, but replacement cards cost $2.50. (Free in September during National Library Card Sign Up Month)
- Books, DVDs, CD books, and magazines can be checked out for two weeks.
How do I apply for a Summit County Library Card?
You must present proof of a valid mailing address or work ID in Summit County at any of our three locations. If you have a library card from another library in Colorado, we can issue you a Summit County library card.
What counts as acceptable identification?
- Driver’s license
- Property tax receipt
- Vehicle registration
- Rent receipt
- Utility bill
- Lease agreement, mortgage, or deed of trust
- Local pay stub
- Letter from employer or employee ID
- Check book w/local address
- Bank Statement
- Voter registration
- Homeowner’s Insurance
These can be in a digital format.
What if I don’t live or work in Summit County?
You can purchase a one-year Guest Card for a non-refundable fee of $10.00.
How long is my library card valid, and how do I renew it?
Summit County Library cards are valid for two years. After two years, they can be renewed by phone or in-person at any library location.
Can I get my own library card if I’m under 18?
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