Borrowing & Fees

Lafayette is a member of the Flatirons Library Consortium. Overdue and other fees are set by each lending library. 

  • Lafayette items: most books, audiobooks, and multi-disc DVDs check out for 3 weeks, while movies check out for 1 week. See the chart on this page for all borrowing details. The chart shows typical checkout info for the other FLC libraries' items as well.
  • Items from all libraries can be returned at Lafayette; fines for any libraries can be paid at Lafayette. See below for more information on how to pay fines and return your items.
  • Frequently Asked Questions and features of the new integrated catalog
  1. Borrowing Details
  2. How to Pay Fines
  3. Returning Items
(Information for libraries other than Lafayette is provided as a courtesy. Contact the lending library for the most accurate and updated information.)
Library Fines Loan Periods Limit
Boulder $0.20/day: most items (max of $5)
$1.00/day: movies, video games, book club kits (max of $10)

Fines above $10 prevent checkout
3 weeks: most items
1 week: DVDs, magazines
6 weeks: book club kits
2 renewals: most items
No renewals: book club kits, magazines, video games
40 books
15 audiobooks
10 each DVDs, CDs and magazines
1 book club kit
1 video game
Broomfield $0.10/day: most items
$0.50/day: DVDs, book club kits, video games
Maximum fine of $10 for most items
 
Fines above $10 prevent checkout
3 weeks: most items
2 weeks: new fiction
1 week: DVDs, magazines, video games
6 weeks: book club kits
 
2 renewals: most items
No renewals: book club kits, eReaders, video games
99 items
15 audiobooks
10 each DVDs, CDs, new fiction, and magazines
Lafayette $0.25/day: most items
$0.05/day: early literacy materials
(easy readers, picture books, various early childhood kits, including Spanish versions)
Maximum fines on most items is $10
Fines above $5 prevent checkout
3 weeks : most items
3 weeks: DVDs-multiple discs
3 weeks: Nook ereaders
1 week : DVDs-single disc or Lucky Day DVD
1 week: State Park pass
8 weeks: book club kits

1 renewal: most items
No renewals: Lucky Day items
100 items
10 DVDs
Longmont $0.10/day: most items
$0.50/day: DVDs
​$1.00/day: kits
Maximum fine of $5 for most items
Fines above $10 prevent checkout
3 weeks : most items
1 week: DVDs, magazines
​2 weeks: Experience bags
6 weeks : book club kits
 
2 renewals: most items
no renewals: kits
99 items
​40 books
10 DVDs, CDs
10 adults magazines
​6 kids magazines
 
Louisville $0.10/day: most items
​$0.50/day: DVDs
​​$1.00/day: kits

​ Maximum fine of $10 for most items

​Fines above $10 prevent checkout
3 weeks : most items
​1 week: DVDs, express magazines
​ 6 weeks : book club kits

​ 2 renewals: most items
​ no renewals: kits
40 books
​10 DVDs, CDs, audiobooks
​5 magazines
​1 book club kit