Borrowing/My Account

Why is it important to log off?

As with any online account, it is recommended when you have finished requesting holds, renewing items or paying fees that you "log out" of your library account for privacy and security reasons. If you do not log out, other users may be able to view or change your information. For additional security, it is recommended that you also close your web browser.

How long can I keep the items I have checked out?

  • Books, audiobooks, musical instruments, MP3 players and DVD players may be checked out for a period of 3 weeks.
  • DVD's, VHS, magazines and music CD's may be checked out for a period of 7 days.
  • Items may be renewed twice unless the item is NEW or on a waiting list.
  • Electronic resources may vary in their due dates.
  • We offer a free interlibrary loan service to our patrons. This service may be used for materials that are not owned by our library. Interlibrary loans may not be renewed.
Loan rules apply only to Grand County Library District items. Items from other libraries may have different loan rules and renewal policies.

What is "my reading history?"

We are often asked to provide a "reading history" for library account holders. Unfortunately, your reading history is not available unless you turn the option ON within your library account. Disclaimer: The library takes seriously the privacy of your library records. Therefore, we do not keep track of what you borrow after you return it.

However, our automated system has a feature called “My Reading History” that allows you to track items you check out. Participation in the feature is entirely voluntary. You may start or stop using it, as well as delete any or all entries in “My Reading History” at any time. If you choose to start recording “My Reading History”, you agree to allow our automated system to store this data.

The library staff does not have access to your “My Reading History”, however, it is subject to all applicable local, state, and federal laws, and under those laws, could be examined by law enforcement authorities without your permission. If this is of concern to you, you should not use the “My Reading History” feature.

What is an interlibrary loan?

An interlibrary loan (ILL) is a library service whereby cardholders may request to borrow materials from another library if the item is not owned by Grand County Library District or the Marmot Libraries. Generally, GCLD will utilize the system called SWIFT (mostly academic and public libraries participating from the Front Range area) to borrow an item not found within the GCLD or Marmot Library catalog. We ask that a local search be done in Marmot first, then an ILL form may be submitted.

An ILL should not be confused with a regular material request or an item hold which is a service of GCLD by which a user may request to be notified as soon as a book that has been checked out becomes available. The material is kept on the reserve shelf for a limited period of time (currently, GCLD holds items for 6 days and then returns the item to the shelf or to the lending library).

How many holds can I have on my account at one time?

Cardholders are limited to ten holds at a time.

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