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Library Card Art Winners

2022 winning library card art

Congratulations to our Library Card Art Contest Winners! These new images will be available for your new library card at the start of Summer of Discovery on June 1. Thank you to everyone who participated!      

Text Message Notifications

picture of people on their phones

Never miss a hold notice! You can sign up for text alerts for your library card. We’ll let you know when your holds are available for pickup, and when items are due or overdue. Standard texting rates apply. You can expect a larger volume of text messages with this service. How Do I Sign Up? For […]

Starting Dec. 8: PINs Required for Online Account Access

PIN needed for library catalog

Your personal information matters to us, so we’re taking steps to keep it even more secure. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 8, accessing your online library account will require a library card number and PIN (personal identification number) rather than your name and card number. Access to some digital resources will also require your PIN. Your initial […]


Placing Holds If you have a valid library card, you can place holds on items belonging to the Flatirons Library Consortium. You can place a hold through the library’s online catalog or by telephoning 303-441-3100. You are allowed to place 10 holds at one time, and there is no charge for this service. You will […]

2019 Library Art Contest for Kids Winners

Cara, Age 13 Library Card Art Winner

Thank you for participating in the art contest for the design of three new library cards depicting the 2019 Summer of Discover Program theme: “Outer Space, Inner Space”. We received 270 entries making the voting process very intense. The new card designs will be offered to the public starting June 1. All entries will be […]

More on Your Account

Accessing your Account Online Access your account online at Using your online account, you can see checked out items and due dates, renew items, see any unpaid fines, change your email address for notifications and more. Keeping Your Reading History You can keep a list of items you have checked out, even after you have […]

Collection Agency

The Boulder Public Library’s intent is to provide fair and equal access of materials to all patrons. Keeping library items overdue denies other patrons access to public property. We utilize the services of a collection agency as a last resort to recover significantly overdue library materials and outstanding fees. When you obtain a library account […]

Your Library Account

Get an Account Types of Accounts Checkout, Renew and Return Get a temporary online library account A regular library account and card is available for free to City of Boulder and Boulder County residents. You can open a library account at any library location or apply online. Valid photo identification and proof of Colorado residency […]