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Patron Information

Photo courtesy of Geralyn J. Cummings.

Library Hours:

Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tue. and Thurs. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Carnegie Library South Fork Branch Hours:
Winter Hours (October thru May):
Mon: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tues & Wed: 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Thurs: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

Summer Hours (June thru September):
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thurs: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Remember, no food or drinks are allowed in the libraries. Please turn off your cell phone before entering the libraries. Please do not bring any fire arms or other weapons into the libraries, this includes knives. No pets are allowed in the libraries unless they are service animals and you will need to provide proof of the fact and have them in their service vests. Thank you for helping to keep the Carnegie Libraries a safe place to visit.

Rio Grande Library District Opac Catalog, find children's E-books at Unite for Literacy, and Sebco e-books

How to get a Library Card:

Library cards are free to the public. All you need to do to get a library card is to bring in a valid drivers license or state ID, 2 pieces of mail (like bills) that prove your residency or a vehicle registration or insurance card. It will than be as simple as filling out a form and being entered into our system. It is your responsibility to keep your card up to date should you move or change phone numbers. If you have any questions please contact the libraries at 852-3931 for the Monte Vista Library and 873-5079 for the South Fork Library.

Checkout Policy:

Per Card:
5 books and/or audio books
2 videos
5 magazines

Check Out Period:
Books and audio books-3 weeks
Videos and Magazines-1 week
No renewals on videos and magazines
Books may be renewed only once
There is a Colorado Special section available for in-library use only.

Inter-Library Loan:
If the book you are wanting is not owned by this library, you may order it through Inter-Library Loan. These may not be renewed, and there is a $1.00 per day late fee.

Computer, Printer, Copier and Fax Machine Policy:

Computer Use Rules:
* Visitors are welcome.
* You must Sign in and out at the front desk.
* You must be 13 or in the 8th grade to use the Internet. Children under 8 years of age must be supervised by a parent/caregiver.
* The time limit is 45 minutes. If you need more time please ask a staff member to help. 
* In order to save a document you must use a CD or jump drive.(CD are available at the desk for $1.) 
* No music, chat lines, chat rooms, instant messaging services, pornography, or downloading (Our computers do not have the proper software to handle this).

Printer pages cost $.10 cents per page for text only, $.50 cents for a black and white picture and $1.00 for color pictures. Pay at the front desk. Please ask for assistance.

Copied pages are $.10 cents per page for text only or black and white picture and $1.00 for color text and pictures. Pay at the front desk. Please ask for assistance.

Fax Machine:
Faxes are $1.50 per page (received or sent). Pay at the front desk. Please ask for assistance.

Story Hour, Summer Programs and Other Information:

Children's Story Hour:
Every Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Monte Vista Carnegie Library.

Summer Reading Program:
Available every summer at the Carnegie Library in Monte Vista. Check out the dates and the activities on the Carnegie Calendar page during the summer.

Proctoring Services are available through distant learning.
Test proctoring is available at both library locations. Students must make an appointment with their chosen library to take a test.

Tours are available for school classes. Please contact the library to find out more.

The Monte Vista Library offers a collection of Spanish books, magazines and movies for both children and adults.
Donations:Both libraries accept books, magazines, monetary and memorial donations.Meeting Rooms: Please call or email 10 days in advance to reserve our meeting rooms. Thank you.

Large Meeting Room Regulations and Policies:
* A deposit of $25.00 is required to confirm reservations for the large room and will be returned to you when the room is left clean and neat and the keys are returned.
* An agreement must be filled out to use the large meeting room at the time of reservation.
* Alcoholic beverages and tobacco are not permitted in the building.
* No red colored punch, Cool-Aid or drinks are allowed in the meeting room due to their staining properties.
* The meeting room and kitchen area must be left clean and orderly.
* Any decorations are limited to table decorations only. Nothing shall be hung from the ceiling or on the walls and doors.
* Only nonprofit civic groups and school organizations will be allowed to do small fundraisers and library related programs to raise funds as approved by the library director. No other organization will be allowed to use the meeting room for monetary gain.
* No exercise or dance activities will be allowed.
* All library activities will have priority.
* Any claim, liabilities or damages to the building will be the responsibility of the individual or group agreeing to the use of the meeting room.
* Turn all lights off and lock the door before leaving.
* Return the key to the library office by noon the following day, Monday-Saturday. Your deposit will be returned to you at this time.
* The library reserves the right to deny any request for use of this facility.
* If the key checked out is lost or not returned, the responsible party is liable for the cost of replacing the lock on the door.
* Library staff will not take calls for people attending these meetings unless it is an emergency.

Carnegie Library of Monte Vista Meeting Room Application

Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch Meeting Room Application

Small Meeting Room:
No deposit or contract needed to reserve small room.
No food or drink is allowed in the small meeting room.

To reserve a meeting room please schedule with Carol Lee Dugan at the Monte Vista Carnegie Library or Melanie Hart at the South Fork Branch Library 10 days prior to the date you desire.

Library Use:
Please note that no food or drink is allowed in the library. The library is a cell phone free area. No Cellular phones allowed in the library, please turn off your phones before entering.

Carnegie Library of Monte Vista Service Policy

Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch Service Policy

Photo by Melanie Hart.

Carnegie Public Library                         Carnegie Library, SFB
120 Jefferson St.                                0031 Mall St.
Monte Vista, CO. 81144                       South Fork, CO. 81154
719-852-3931                                    719-873-5079
Fax: 719-852-0821                             Fax: 719-873-5192       E-mail: