Check Out Library Materials

The Arthur Lakes Library is open to the public, however some services are only available to Mines students, faculty, and staff.

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 a membership: (cash  or check only) 
    • Individual Patron  $45.00/yr
    • Corporate Patrons:
      2-5  cardholders $100.00/yr
      6-25 cardholders $500.00/yr 
      26 plus cardholders $1,000.00/yr 

How long can material be checked out?

  • Undergraduate students -  Check out is 21 days with 5 renewals.
  • Graduate students - Check out is 60 days with 5 renewals.
  • Faculty or staff  - Check out is 60 days with 5 renewals .
  • All other members -  Check out is 21 days with 3 renewals.

Any checked out item can be recalled by a Mines student , faculty or staff resulting in a 21 day minimum loan period.

How many items can I check out?

  • Students & Faculty can check out 60 items at one time.
  • All other patrons can check out 30 items at one time.

Reference materials, journals, and special collection items do not check out.

Course Reserve

  • Instructors place material "on reserve" for their students at the Front Desk.
  • Reserves have shorter check out times,
  • Reserves have heavier fines: $3.00 per hour

How do I renew my books?

Why can't I check out or renew materials?

  • Your books are more than 30 days overdue.
  • You have fines of $5.00 or more.
  • 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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