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Borrowing/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.

How Long Can I Keep an Item?


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.

Viewing Your Account

You can log into your library account to see what you have checked out and when those items are due. One way to access your account is to visit our catalog and click on the login button. 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), and 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.

Library Hours

Summer 2021 hours
Monday, June 14 - Friday, August 13

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday : CLOSED

Library Hours

Fall 2020 hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reference Desk Hours

Summer 2021 Research & Info Desk
Monday, June 14 - Friday, August 13

Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on call
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

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Contact Information

John F. Reed Library Fort Lewis College 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301

Circulation Desk: 970-247-7270
Research Help: 970-247-7551

library@fortlewis.edu Staff Directory