How Do I
- How do I request an Interlibrary Loan item?
Since we are part of the Colorado Library Consortium, we can request books from other libraries. There are several ways to request an ILL:
- Call us at (970) 565-8117
- Use the Book Request Form on our website (perfect for after hours!)
- Visit us and ask at the front desk
If you are curious to find out whether your item is available from another library, you can go to Prospector and use the search there. Should you require assistance, please do not hesitate to ask us.
Prospector is a union catalog of nearly 200 academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Prospector gives library patrons and staff access to more than 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials held in the Prospector member libraries. With a single search, patrons can find materials and request free delivery to their local library via the Colorado Library Courier.
- Are you part of a consortium?
Yes! We are part of the Colorado Library Consortium through which we can offer many of our services.
To find out more about the consortium, click here
- How can I get a library card?
If you are a permanent resident of Montezuma or Dolores Counties you can come to the library and apply. We do not require an ID. If you live outside the county or are here temporarily we will ask you for a $10 refundable deposit for a library card when you apply.
- Do you have free Ebooks and how do I get them?
We offer eBooks and eAudiobooks. Simply visit the Colorado Digital Consortium and log in with your library card number.
If you run into problems, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 970-565-8117.
- How do I know what items you have?
Our catalog is here: http://cortezpl.insigniails
- Can I renew an item from home?
We now have automatic renewals but if you would still like to renew an item manually, you can access your account here:
Your username is your library card #
Your password is your last name all lower case
You can also call us to renew at 970-565-8117.
- Who can use the Conference Room? How do I reserve it?
The Conference Room can be reserved by calling the library 970-565-8117 or via our reserving system
All meetings must be for a non-profit and open to the general public.
The room can hold 15-20 people.
- Do you have Study Rooms? Can I reserve one?
We have three study rooms: Two with a capacity of two people, one larger one with a capacity of up to four people. You can either reserve a room via our our booking system, call the library (970-565-8117) or come into the library. Study rooms will be available for two hours per day.
- Do you have DVD's?
Yes, they check out for seven days.
- Do I need a Library card to use a computer? Can I print and how much does that cost?
No, you don't need a library card, just come to the front desk and ask for a guest pass.
You can print from our computers (we do not have the capabilities to print from your phone).
Our pricing is as follows:
Black and White: first 10 pages are free, then $0.10 after
Color: first 4 pages are free, then $0.25 after.
- Do you have wi-fi?
Yes! Keep in mind that it is a public Wi-Fi. There is no password required to access it.
- Does the Library have a public copying machine? How much does it cost?
Yes, you are welcome to use our Xerox machine.
Prices are as follows:
Black and White: first 10 pages free, then $0.10 after
Color: first 4 pages free then $0.25 after
- Can I send a fax at the Library? How much does it cost?
We are afraid we cannot offer faxing services at the library. However we have a list of resources for you where you can send faxes in town.