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Please carefully read the instructions below the application to ensure you receive your card as soon as possible.

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Your Patron Privacy Rights:
The Elbert County Library District staff members are required by Colorado Library Law (CRS24-90-119) to protect the privacy of your borrowing record. Everyone owning an Elbert County Library District Card is entitled to this consideration. Staff members who violate this law are subject to a misdemeanor charge and a $300 fine.

The library staff is not allowed to give your book or even the title of a book you have on hold to any other person unless you take one of the following actions:

  • Give us prior permission to allow family members or other friends to pick up material for you. We will add a message with this information to your library card.
  • Give your library card to the person who will pick up your book.
All information contained in your library card record is also protected under this law. Staff members are not allowed to reveal this information to anyone other than the registered patron. We cannot tell you what books other family members have checked out, or what fines they may owe, unless they give us prior permission. For youths under the age of 18, the parent or guardian may be provided information about checked out materials if the primary purpose is to pay fines or recover missing materials. The parent or guardian must present the youth’s library card and provide the staff with current picture identification, e.g. a driver’s license.

Colorado Patron Privacy: I have read my Patron Privacy Rights and wish to waive my rights so that other family/household members can pick up my requested library materials:

Thank you for applying for a Pines & Plains Libraries card–your key to lifelong learning and fun through free books, movies, music, downloads, Internet access, and more. Staff will need half a day to process your application.  Please present a valid state photo I.D. during your first visit. If your current address is not on your I.D, please show us a bill or another official piece of mail (not junk mail). Applicants with an I.D. that does not list a current address will receive their card by mail.  They may also check out up to two items during their first visit. For kids and some teens, a parent must sign-on as the person responsible for their account.