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Ridgway Library card against a red background. Image on card is of Cimarron mountain range to east of Ridgway.

To receive a library card you must present photo identification and documentation of your current local mailing address. Documentation may include:

  • Driver’s license
  • Postmarked mail addressed to you
  • Car registration in your name
  • Copy of a current lease

A valid RIDGWAY LIBRARY CARD is required in order to check materials out of the library. The first resident library card replacement is free. A $5.00 fee will be charged for any additional replacements.

By signing the library card the applicant agrees to:

  • be responsible for all materials charged to their cards
  • return all materials by date due
  • return all materials in good condition
  • promptly pay all fines and/or other charges incurred
  • provide timely notification to the Ridgway Public Library of any changes of address.
  • Ridgway Public Library cards are renewed every 3 years.

Children under sixteen (16) years of age may receive their own library card with the permission of their parent or guardian. A parent or guardian’s signature on a child’s application form is required and constitutes his/her permission for the child to have a card and signifies a willingness to assume responsibility for all materials checked out on the child’s card.

A GUEST CARD may be issued to a Non-Colorado resident visiting the Ridgway area. Photo Identification, local address, home address, and a $10.00 library card fee are required. GUEST card is valid for one year.

COLORADO LIBRARY CARD (CLC) participants with a current library card from any library in Colorado and a valid picture ID may receive a Ridgway Library card.

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