Policies & Procedures

Gunnison County Libraries’ vision is to foster imagination and life-long learning and be a trusted and valued resource, welcome and open to all, in our communities.
Gunnison County Libraries strengthen our communities, our residents and visitors, by creating opportunities to connect, discover, imagine and learn.
Service: expert staff providing excellent customer service.
Access: offering equitable, equal access to information.
Caring: maintaining respectful relationships and assuming best intentions.
Collaboration: engaging in partnership with each other and others.
Accountability: providing our communities with careful stewardship of resources and materials.
Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Gunnison County may apply for a library card.  Western State Colorado University students are also eligible. Proof of residency or employment and an application (signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 13 years old) are required.

Persons residing outside of Gunnison County may also use the Library’s materials and equipment by presenting a driver’s license, or other official form of identification, such as passport or student ID.  A local address with telephone number is required, as well as an application.

To ensure fair and equal access for all library users, we do require that you login with a library card number  to use the computer. The computers are available for a ½ hour session. If there is no one else waiting for a computer, you can extend your session time as available.

If you are not eligible for a library card, you can ask at the desk for a guest pass.

All computers users must agree to our Internet Policy.

Laptops are also available for checkout with a valid library card. See our Laptop Checkout Policy

Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi) is available for access throughout our libraries. To access our wireless, connect to the network “library” and open a web browser. Wireless users must abide by the Library’s Computer Use policy.
Loan Periods

Material Type Loan Period in Days Renewals Allowed Maximum Number of Checkouts
Books 21 1 (if no holds exist) Unlimited
Current Magazines 7 0 3
Back Issues of Magazines 21 1 Unlimited
DVDs 7  1 7
Gunnison County Libraries endorses the Library Bill of Rights and supports the core values of libraries as stated by our professional association, the American Library Association (ALA).

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