Circulation Policy

General Information

Upon obtaining a library card, a patron may borrow materials from the library and request interlibrary loans. Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their card.

New patrons are limited to one item, until library card is received in the mail. Patron must show card at next check-out.


Permanent Residents Colorado Library Card Temporary Residents Children
The Dolores Public Library District shall issue a library card to all residents who reside in the Library District, including those who own property in the Library District.

  • Valid Photo ID and proof of address is required
Patrons with a current library card from any library in Colorado and a valid picture ID may receive a Dolores Public Library card. Cardholders not in good standing may not be eligible to borrow materials from Dolores Public Library. Visitors to Dolores may obtain a temporary library card for a $10 non-refundable charge. This card is valid for one year.

  • Valid Photo ID with home address
  • Local contact information must be provided


CHILDREN UNDER AGE 18 REQUIRE A PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE ON THE LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION FORM. Parent/Guardian must have a library card and provide Photo ID and proof of address.

Loan Period

  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Books on CD: 3 weeks
  • DVDs: 7 days (limit of 5 DVDs)

Fines and Fees

  • Fine collection is suspended as of July 2020.
  • Library patrons will pay replacement costs for materials which are lost or destroyed