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Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I download one ebook to multiple devices (i.e. a computer, a Nook, an iPad, and iPhone)?
- What is Prospector?
- How am I notified when my reserved item(s) arrives?
- What are online resources?
- What is reader's advisory?
- Does the library have TAX forms?
- What is the Marmot Library Network?
- Do you have book kits for book clubs?
- Can I get a list of library definitions?
- What should I read next?
- How do I volunteer in the library?
- How do I donate books?
- How do I find kids programs?
Yes, you can as long as the devices are all registered with the same Adobe ID. Because you can only register six devices to an Adobe ID, you can only download to six different devices. Your computer counts as one device.
Prospector is a unified catalog of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector you have access to 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials held in these libraries. With a single search you can identify and borrow materials from the collections and have them delivered to your local library. When you search in the GCLD search boxes, you can also search Prospector at the same time!
- When your material arrives at one of the library branches, you will be notified either by phone or by email.
- If you would like to receive notifications by email, just fill out this webform and submit.
Our online resources are helpful databases we may subscribe to or they may be free. Each topic was selected to help you find credible information in the following areas: (We are always adding more so check back often).
- Homework Help / Education
- Business / Finance
- Consumer Information
- Travel Resources / Learn a Language
- Culture / Art / Music
- ...and much more!
Reader's Advisory is a service which involves suggesting fiction and nonfiction titles to a reader through direct or indirect means. This service is a fundamental library service; however, readers' advisory also occurs in commercial contexts such as bookstores.
Link to our reader's advisory tools here, or go to the top menu "books and more" and scroll down the menu to "reader's advisory tools."
The Marmot Library Network serves a consortia of academic, public, school, and special libraries in Western Colorado. Customers with a Grand County Library District library card may request items from any of the Marmot Library Network libraries. Search the catalog.
Yes! Book kits are available for check out from the Western Slope and the Front Range libraries. Search our catalog by title or by using the keywords "book club kit." Here's a list we have compiled with titles that we can likely get for your book club:
Here is a short list:
- barcode: A printed label containing machine-readable data in the form of vertical lines or bars. Used to identify books and other materials in the library, and read by a scanner when an item is checked out.
- bibliography: A list of references used in a book or article. Long bibliographies may be published separately in book form or online.
- biography: An account of a person's life, written by another. The person who writes a biography is the biographer. The person written about is known as the biographee.
- book return: A place to return books borrowed from the library. The book return may be located outside the library or near the Circulation Desk in the library.
- borrow: To check out or borrow library materials.
- call number: A unique location code that appears on the spine of a book or bound periodical and tells you where the book should be found on the shelves.
- check out: To borrow materials from a library for a fixed period of time. To loan library materials to GCLD cardholders.
- copyright: The legal right granted to an author, editor, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work.
- database: A comprehensive collection of related data (articles or other materials) organized for convenient access, usually through a computer.
- Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC): Melvil Dewey's system of classifying library material. The classification system uses a numeric system to designate ten basic subject categories.
- digital library: A collection of electronic resources, accessible through the World Wide Web. Digital libraries often contain electronic versions of books, photographs, videos that are owned by a "physical" library.
- due date: The date on which materials must be returned to the library.
- electronic information resources: Any of several different categories of databases and machine-readable files, including electronic journals, online databases, World Wide Web sites, and CD-ROM databases.
- fine: A fee charged for keeping library materials past their due date or for lost and damaged items.
- hold: A service of the Libraries by which a user may request to be notified as soon as a book that has been checked out becomes available. The book is kept at the circulation desk for a limited period of time. See also "request."
- interlibrary loan: A library service whereby cardholders may request to borrow materials from another library if the item is not owned by GCLD or the Marmot Libraries.
- ISBN (International Standard Book Number): A unique 10-digit or 13-digit number that is given to every book or edition of a book before publication to identify the publisher, the title, the edition, and volume number.
- keyword: A word used in searching catalogs and databases to describe a topic subject in a document.
- loan period: The amount of time library materials may be borrowed. Time limit varies depending on the type of material to be borrowed; book, DVD, magazine, audiobook etc.
- non-circulating: Library materials that may not be checked out, they may only be used on-site in the library where they are housed.
- online catalog (OPAC): A computer database that lists items owned by a library or libraries.
- overdue: An item checked out that the borrower has kept past its due date. A library will usually charge a fine for overdue items.
- patron record: The data kept by a library's electronic system, containing information about a borrower's account (address, telephone number, items checked out, holds, unpaid fines, etc.).
- periodical: A publication distributed on a regular schedule (e.g., weekly or monthly). Popular periodicals are called magazines and scholarly periodicals are called journals. Newspapers are also periodicals.
- reference material: A document such as a dictionary, encyclopedia, or directory, that contains specific facts, data, or other brief bits of information. Usually reference materials cannot be checked out.
- renew: To extend the loan period of library material(s). Library customers may extend their due dates twice by accessing their library account online, by calling the library, or in person. NEW materials may not be renewed.
- request: A service that allows you to ask for a library book that is currently checked out. Otherwise known as a "hold."
- subtitle: The portion of a work's title following the semicolon or colon.
- URL: Web sites are found by their addresses. Each web site has a URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, assigned to it. Our web address is www.gcld.org
Looking for a good book? Ask any staff member for a suggestion or two. Whether you are a reader who likes adventure, mystery, fantasy, science fiction or historical books, our staff can assist you in finding that next great read.
Check out our Reader's Advisory Tools.
We are grateful for the library volunteers throughout our district! If you are interested in volunteering in a specific library branch, please contact that branch. All volunteers are required to fill out an application and background check, as well as participate in some basic training. If you are interested in volunteering in other ways such as book sales or helping out with other district fund raising, you can call the Friends of the Library at 970-887-9411 for current openings.
Spring cleaning your bookshelves? Drop your used books off at any library branch location. If you would like to receive a tax receipt for non cash donations, just ask any library staff member. Looking for used book? Buy one from the used book shelf at one of the branch locations.
At the top of your screen there is a tab called "programs". If you click on the tab, you will be able to filter programs by location, age group and topic. You may also see a calendar view. See below for a general overview of what each branch offers: Story Hour is a great way to introduce young children to the world of the library and enhance early literacy skills. After School Club is a free program for elementary students during the school year. This is a fun literacy program designed to help kids become familiar and comfortable with the use of their library. Summer Reading Program is aimed at motivating children to read during their summer vacation. Youth, of any age, are welcome to attend weekly programs during the months of June and July, with amazing weekly entertainment Wednesday mornings at 10 am. at each branch.