Check Out Library Materials

The Arthur Lakes Library is open to the public.

Who can check out material?

  • Mines students, faculty, and staff with a valid Blastercard.
  • Members of the Alumni Association residing in Colorado.
  • Patrons of libraries with reciprocal borrowing agreements.
  • Patrons who purchase an annual membership:
    • Individual Patron  $45.00
    • Corporate Patrons:
      2-5  cardholders $100.00
      6-25 cardholders $500.00
      26 plus cardholders $1,000.00

How long can material be checked out?

  • Undergraduate Students -  21 days (with 5 automatic renewals) for a maximum of 105 days.
  • Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff - 60 days (with 5 automatic renewals) for a maximum of 300 days.
  • All Others (Alumni, CSM Departments, Members, Reciprocal Borrowers) - 21 days (with 3 automatic renewals) for a maximum of 63 days.

Any checked out item can be recalled by a Mines student, faculty or staff after 3 weeks.

How many items can I check out?

  • Mines community - 60 items.
  • Other patrons - 30 items.

Course Reserve

  • Instructors place material "on reserve" for their students at the Front Desk.
  • Check out times vary from 2 hours to 7 days.
  • Overdue reserve materials are fined at $3.00/hour (maximum $10.00).

How do I renew my books?

  • Renewals are now automatic for all individuals. Check "My Account" to see the status of your checked-out items.

Department Borrowers:

Why can't I check out or renew materials?

  • Your account may be blocked due to fines or overdue materials.
  • Another patron has requested an item you have checked out.

Refer to the Check Out Policies PDF versionText only versionand Course Reserve PoliciesPDF versionText only version for further information.


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