About

The Loveland Public Library is a dynamic, evolving organization, dedicated to providing our community members equal access to the space, information, and resources they need.

We are a medium-sized library serving a community of 70,000, tucked in the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We completed a LEED Gold-certified renovation and expansion in 2012, with special focus on cutting-edge technologies and education resources. The mission of the Loveland Public Library is to inform, enrich, and inspire, thereby engaging and strengthening the community.


Goals

  • To assemble, preserve, and administer, in organized collections, print and nonprint educational and recreational materials to promote the communication of ideas.
  • To serve the community as a center of reliable information and to support educational, civic, and cultural activities of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • To help the public access information and materials needed to fulfill their projects, providing the best possible services in a comfortable, professional atmosphere.

Learn more about the ways we are pursuing our mission, and the rules for patrons of the Loveland Public Library in our LPL Policies Document, approved Sept 8, 2015.


Contact

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Address:

300 N. Adams Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537

General

reference@cityofloveland.org
970-962-2665

Customer Service

circdesk@cityofloveland.org
970-962-2586

Library Director | Diane Lapierre

diane.lapierre@cityofloveland.org
970-962-2404

Adult Services

reference@cityofloveland.org
970-962-2402

Teen Department

LibraryTeenServices@cityofloveland.org
970-962-2548

Childrens Department

beth.gudmestad@cityofloveland.org
970-962-2448

Library Technology and Innovation

LibraryTechnologyandInnovation@cityofloveland.org
970-962-2599


Hours

Mon-Thurs

9am-8pm

Fri-Sat

9am-6pm

Sun

(Sept thru May) 1pm-5pm
(June thru Aug) CLOSED


Closures


Click for this year's upcoming closures
New Year's Day
Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Eve = close at 5pm
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas
New Year's Eve = close at 3pm


Borrowing Info

Patrons of Longmont, Lafayette & Loveland branches are able to call 303-774-4693 and renew by phone!

Check out up to 50 items per card, at the Loveland Public Library (other borrowing limits listed below.)

Loan Periods

  • Books, eReaders, Books on CD, Music CDs, Periodicals, Graphic Novels = 3 weeks
  • New Adult & Teen Books, Quick Reads, Encyclopedias, Children's Kits & Book Bags = 2 weeks
  • DVDs = 1 week
  • Book Club Kits = 6 weeks
  • Prospector Loans = varies

Borrowing Limits

  • DVDs, Books on CD, Periodicals, Graphic Novels = limit 10 each type
  • Encyclopedias, Children's Kits & Book Bags = limit 1 each type
  • You can renew most items up to three times unless someone else has requested that item.

Fees

  • Late fees: 20 cents per item per day
  • Replacement library card: $2.00
  • Lost or damaged materials: Cost of item + $10 processing fee.
  • Any accounts owing $50 or more may be sent to a collection agency and incur an additional $20.00 collection fee.
  • Computer/Typewriter/Copier: $0.10/page B&W, $0.50/page color.


Donate


Gifting Books

Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation accepts donations of books and media via dropbox at any time. Otherwise, they are open Wednesdays, 10am-2pm:
The Sorting Place
1010 W. 10th St
Loveland, CO 80537

Gifting Money

To make a monetary donation, please contact the Library Director at 970-962-2404 or donate online through the Friends of the Library website.


Jobs


We love working here, and we think you will too!
You can fill out and application and upload your resume online.View Current City of Loveland Openings Here.


Volunteer


We depend on our fantastic volunteers in our work every day. Our volunteers work in every area of the library, and tackle tasks including:
  • Delivering books and media to the homebound
  • Welcoming patrons and offering library tours
  • Helping teach iLearn Technology classes
  • Offering Maker Space workshops for kids: crafts, arts, technology, science, etc.
  • Assisting with local history and genealogy research
  • Leading talks and programs for adults (present your topic!)
  • Serving as Waggin' Tales canine reading audience
To volunteer apply online at the City of Loveland volunteer website (click on "Search for Service Projects" to find us) or contact the Library Volunteer Coordinator at 970-962-2401.


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