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Frequently Asked Questions - Borrowing / My account
Services related the library collection.
- What is "my library account"?
- How long can I keep the items I have checked out?
- How do I renew my materials without going to the library?
- How can I pay my fines?
- How do I request an item?
- How do I search the catalog?
- Why is it important to log off?
- What is "my reading history?"
- How do I turn on "my reading history"?
- What is Prospector?
- How am I notified when my reserved item(s) arrives?
- What is the Marmot Library Network?
- What is an interlibrary loan?
This online service provides library account information to Grand County Library District card holders. You may place requests for many types of materials to be held for you at a specific location. You can also determine what materials are overdue, what materials are being held for you, and what fees you may owe. This service can be accessed from any library computer or from any computer that has Internet access.
- 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.
- You may login to "my account" at the top of this page.
- Library materials may be renewed by telephone 24/7 (leave message with name and library account number).
- Items may be renewed twice, unless it is NEW or on a waiting list.
Library fines may be paid at any Grand County Library District branch by cash, check or credit card. Fines may be paid by phone via credit card only. Please contact your local branch library for additional information. Overdue fines are $.20 per day per item.
- Do a search, identify the title you want to request.
- To request it in the catalog you may either click on the word "Available" on the Results (hit list) page, or click on the Request tab on the Record (single-title display) page.
- If you have not already logged in to, you'll be prompted to do so at this point. Log in with your library account number. If you do not already have a VuFind username, click on Create New Account. Your account needs to be "profiled" with your library borrower ID. Once you've set this up, you never have to worry about it again (unless your borrower ID changes). If you've never told VuFind what your library borrower ID is, then go to the Your Account page and click on the User Account tab at the bottom of the list on the right. Enter your borrower ID, last name and library affiliation.
- Select the location at which you would like to pick up the item and submit the request.
- In the future, all you'll need to do is sign on with your username and password. You won't need to remember your borrower ID (unless you've decided to use that as your username) in order to request materials via the library catalog.
"Search catalog" at the top left hand side of your screen will take you to the shared on line public access catalog. You may search by title, author, keyword or "advanced search." You may also filter by library or district location. Be sure to mark the correct "pick up location" if you are requesting any materials be delivered to your favorite Grand County Library District branch location.
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.
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.
My Reading History is a record of the titles you have checked out from the library. It is accessible online when you login to My Library Account. The Reading History records the title, author, and checkout date for all items you check out. This feature also allows you to limit a search to items that are not recorded in your Reading History. Titles are stored in "My Reading History" until the Library no longer owns a title or you choose to delete a title from your list.
You may turn your Reading History ON or OFF any time when you login to My Library Account. If you choose to activate your Reading History, and later turn it off, all stored records will be deleted from the system. Please be aware that if you elect to keep a Reading History, it may be subject to examination by law enforcement authorities without your permission.
- To turn on "My Reading History," choose "My Reading History" and then click on "Turn on My Reading History"
- To turn off "My Reading History," choose "My Reading History" and then click on "Turn off My Reading History." If you have any items in your Reading History, you need to delete those items first.
- To delete items, mark the box beside each item and then select "Delete marked titles." To delete all titles, select "Delete all titles."
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.
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.
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).
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