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.
  • Most items renew automatically (up to 2 additional times) when no other patron has requested them.
  • 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 combined FLC catalog

Information for libraries other than Lafayette is provided as a courtesy. Contact the lending library for the most accurate and updated information.

  1. Borrowing Details
  2. How to Pay Fines
  3. Returning Items
Library Fines Loan Periods Limit
Boulder No fines on Boulder materials, or other FLC materials when checked out with a Boulder card. 

Replacement fees are charged on Items not returned after checkout/renewal periods have expired.
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 No fines on Broomfield materials, or other FLC materials when checked out with a Broomfield card.

Replacement fees are charged on Items not returned after checkout/renewal periods have expired.
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)
$1.00/day: Launchpad tablets
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, Launchpad tablets
1 week : DVDs-single disc or Lucky Day DVD
1 week: State Park pass
8 weeks: book club kits
2 hours: iPads (in-Library-use only)
2 renewals: 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
Loveland $0.10/day: most items
$.50/day: DVDs
​​$1.00/day: kits
Maximum fine of $10 for most items 
​Fines above $10 prevent checkout
$1.00/day: kits
3 weeks: most items
2 weeks: new adult & teen books, Quick Reads, encyclopedias, children's kits & book bags
1 week: DVDs under 6 hours playing time
6 weeks: book club kits
99 items
10 DVDs, audiobook CDs, periodicals, graphic novels
1 encyclopedia, children's kit, book bag