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Posts Categorized: Library Card

Library Card Art Contest

kids art contest 2019 winners

Starting March 1 through March 31 the extended deadline of Friday, April 17! Calling all artists age 14 and under! Enter our contest to design one of three new library cards focused on our theme for the Summer of Discovery Program, “Our Connected Stories.” Entries will be judged when we re-open and will be featured […]

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 […]


Placing Holds If you have a valid library card, you can place holds on items belonging to the Flatirons Library Consortium and Prospector. You can place a hold through the library’s online catalog or by telephoning 303-441-3100. You are allowed to place 50 holds at one time, and there is no charge for this service. […]

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 […]

Text Message Notifications

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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 […]