Posted on: March 3, 2020

Library Updates & Online Resources

Library Updates and Online Resources

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Library Status: Closed Library Status Icon

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community the Lafayette Library will remain closed to the public, and all events canceled, until further notice. 

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  • Contact us online or leave a message at 303-661-5200. Staff will monitor phone message and emails and reply as time permits.
  • Meeting room refunds: all room bookings have been canceled for March 13 - July 31; later bookings may still be canceled should the closure continue. All affected customers will be notified. To obtain a refund for any rooms already paid for, please fill out this form: 

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Library Information 

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  • Items on Hold: Items ready for pickup will not expire, and will be able to be picked up for seven days after the Library reopens.
  • New Holds or Item Requests: holds and requests on physical items are suspended; overdrive items can be put on hold. Catalog users can use Add a List link under catalog items as a way to track items to request when libraries reopen.
  • Due Dates: No items will be due while the Library is closed; no fines will be charged for overdue items, as is our standard policy.
  • Book Drops: Locked. Enjoy your checkouts as long as we are closed!
  • Renew Cards: recently expired or expiring cards have been renewed. Questions? Contact us online or call 303-661-5200 and leave a message. Staff will monitor phone message and emails and reply as time permits.
  • New Cards: we are now able to make temporary online cards to use online magazines and databases, as well as Overdrive instant cards for access to ebooks and audiobooks. Read on for details.
  • FAQs: Library closure and resources

Online Resources 

Main portal: 

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No Card? No Problem!

Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Virtual Storybooks

Borrow eBooks & audiobooks (use free Ovedrive or Libby app, or use a computer)
Don’t have a library card? Use the Instant Card link for access to ebooks and audiobooks using Overdrive or Libby.

How to Get Started | Downloadable Library | Instant Card

Watch virtual storybooks or do math tutorials (available through August 30th; no Library card needed)


Borrow eMagazines (Use RBDigital on a device or a computer)
Have your Library card number (or new temporary card number) handy. Make your free RBDIgital account using our link:

Newspapers, Databases & Research

If prompted, enter your name, and Lafayette Library card number. Get a temporary card if you don’t have one.

We look forward to reopening the building as soon as we’re able to safely do so; thank you for your patience.

- Melissa Hisel, Library Director

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