Borrowing and Renewing

Checking out

Once you have found an item you would like to check out, bring it to the Circulation Desk by the Library entrance. Present your SkyCard and the item(s) to Circulation staff, and we will be happy to check the item(s) out to you.


When checking out items, you must present your SkyCard. If you do not have your SkyCard with you, we can place your items on our hold shelf for you for 24 hours. If you come back with your SkyCard before the 24 hours is up we will be happy to check your items out to you.

When you return items late, you will accrue late fees. You may not check out more items until you have cleared your account by returning overdue items and paying your late fees. Fees accrue daily for most items and hourly for reserve materials. You will be billed for replacements of items you do not return.


Many of our items are eligible for renewal prior to their due date. You are welcome to call the circulation staff at 970-247-7270 and ask us to renew items for you. You can also renew items online in your library account from your "Checked Out Titles" tab. Either select "renew all" or check the boxes by the items you would like to renew and select "renew selected items". Your new due date will then be displayed.

Loan Periods and Renewals

Item Type Faculty & Staff Students Community Patrons
Books 1 semester, 1 renewal 3 weeks, 2 renewals 3 weeks, 2 renewals
Leisure Reading 3 weeks, no renewals 3 weeks, no renewals 3 weeks, no renewals
DVDs & Videos 1 week, no renewals 2 days, 1 renewal 2 days, 1 renewal
Reserve DVDs 1 week, no renewals 4 hours, no renewal no checkout

Viewing Your Account

Library Account Login

When logging into your library account, you will be asked to enter your name and FLC ID (900...) number. Once you have logged in, your account will show:

  • Any items you have checked out
  • Holds you've placed on items from Reed Library or other Prospector libraries
  • Items you have scheduled for pickup on a certain date (faculty and staff only)
  • Fines you may have accrued for returning items after their due date

You will also notice a link to your reading history. Reed 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.

Services for Online Students

Mailing Books and Videos

If you are a student taking online classes, or unable to visit the library for other reasons, we can mail items to you.

Reed Library Items

Please complete this online request form.

Prospector Items

When you receive the email message saying your item it ready to pick up, respond to the email or call the Circulation Desk (970-247-7270) to request that your item be mailed.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Items

When filling out the Book Request Form in your Interlibrary Loan Account, select "Mail to my current address" as your Pickup Location and provide your mailing address.