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Your Library Card

Library card applications are available in the library. Photo ID and proof of address (such as driver’s license, lease, utility bill,  bank statement, or other mail addressed to you) are required and children ages 3-15 must have a parent or guardian’s co-signature on the application. Teacher cards are available for public school teachers and home-schooling parents. Residents may use their card to checkout materials and log in to the library’s online databases at the library and by remote access. Please report a lost library card as soon as possible to minimize unauthorized use and so that we can issue a replacement.

Most books and audio materials may be checked out for three weeks and magazines and videos for one week. Adults and teens over the age of 16 may have a maximum of 10 items checked out on their card at one time and children ages 3-15 are permitted six items. (First time checkout on all cards is limited to four items.)

Renewing Materials

  • Books and audio items may be renewed two times (3 weeks per renewal) as long as no hold requests have been placed by other patrons. Magazines, videos, teacher reserve, and interlibrary loan items are not renewable.
  • Access your account to renew materials online. Log in with your library card number and pin (last four digits of your phone number.) Click “Checked Out” to view all items checked out, check-box the titles you wish to renew, and click “Renew.”
  • Renew by phone or call (970) 848-2368 for assistance with your account.

Reserving Materials

  • Library staff can reserve books for patrons and hold these items for three days (excluding days the library is closed), after which time the book will be available for loan to another borrower.
  • Items new to our library catalog are available only to Yuma patrons for the first six months. After this time they will be available to loan other libraries through the AspenCat catalog and SWIFT interlibrary loan. Yuma cardholder requests will be given priority.
  • Interlibrary loan items will be held for five working days and after that time automatically returned to the borrowing library.
  • New patrons have a 30 day waiting period before receiving interlibrary loan privileges.

Fines, Fees & Charges 

  • Overdue books and audio materials are 15¢ a day and videos $1.00 a day.
  • Interlibrary loan late fees may be charged by the lending library.
  • Replacement cost for lost or damaged materials checked out to your card may be assessed.

Didn’t Find It?

  • Did you know books can be borrowed from other library systems for your use? Yuma Public Library participates in SWIFT, an interlibrary loan and courier service provided free of charge by the Colorado State Library. More than 300 public, academic, school, and special libraries from across Colorado are SWIFT members, which means greater access to books and other library materials for Yuma cardholders. Submit an Interlibrary Loan request and we’ll do our best to borrow the item for you.
  • Need details for your interlibrary loan or purchase request? Search Worldcat.org to find books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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