Public Information

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Public Information


Library Use:

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.

How to get a Library Card:

Library cards are free to the public. Please bring in a valid drivers license or state ID, and 2 items of proof of current address (pieces of mail, e.g. bills, that prove your residency or a vehicle registration or insurance card).At the library, you will complete a registration card and sign a patron responsibility form, this information will be 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 719-852-3931 for the Carnegie Public Library, Monte Vista Branch and 719-873-5079 for the Carnegie Public Library, South Fork Branch.

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:

Inter-Library Loans have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 Restrictions.
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. 

E-Books and Audio Books:

  • Download the app Libby by Overdrive or visit
  • Open app, select (touch, tap or click) "Yes" for the first question: Do you have a library card?
  • Select "I'll search for a Library"
  • Enter zip code 81144
  • Select "A Colorado Consortium, Carnegie Public Libraries"
  • Libby Username: all lowercase, no spaces or comma, last name, first initial, middle initial.
  • Password: Your library card number

Please visit with a Carnegie staff member to verify your Username and Password before you download the app and log-in for the first time.

Computer, Printer, Copier and Fax Machine Policy:

Carnegie Computer Corner Offers:


  • Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Interactive and educational children's games
  • Great for research
  • Available help from staff
  • Laser printer
  • Scanners
*Wireless Internet connection available*

Computer Use Rules:

* Visitors are welcome.
* You must sign in and out at the front desk.
* You must be 13 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 for help.
* In order to save a document you must use a jump drive or Google account.
* No music, chat lines, chat rooms, instant messaging services, pornography, or downloading (Our computers do not have the proper software to handle this).
* Computers and Printers are shut down for maintenance 15 minutes before the library closes
* WIFI at the Carnegie Library Monte Vista Branch shuts down at 5:00 PM


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


Copied pages are 10 cents per page for black and white 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.
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"Life is like a library owned by an author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him."-Harry Emerson Forsdick








"No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library."-Dr. Samuel Johnson

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"Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me, from mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom."

-Shakespeare The Tempest

Proctoring Services:

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.

Spanish Books:

The Carnegie Public library, Monte Vista Branch offers a collection of Spanish books for children.


Both libraries accept books, magazines, monetary and memorial donations.

Meeting Rooms:

Please call or email 10 days in advance to reserve our meeting rooms.

Large Meeting Room:

Regulations and Policies:

  • A deposit of $25 is required to confirm reservations for the room and will be returned to you when the room is left clean and neat, and the keys are returned and/or after the event is over at the year’s end.
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco are not permitted in the building
  • No red colored punch, or Kool-Aid drinks are allowed in the meeting room due to their staining properties. Please report all spills promptly to the Librarian on duty.
  • 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.
  • Any claim, liabilities or damage to the building will be the responsibility of the individual or group agreeing to the use of the meeting room. Please report any damage to the librarian on duty immediately.
  • The library reserves the right to deny any request for use of this facility.
  • Library staff will not take calls for people attending these meetings unless it is an emergency.
  • All library activities will have priority.
  • 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.
  • Groups using the Monte Vista Library Large Meeting Room should park south of the library along the street or in the city lot across from the library, reserving parking directly in front of the library for our elderly patrons.
  • The meeting room and kitchen area must be left clean and orderly.
    • Please check the floors for trash and dirt.
    • Please take out the trash if it is full.
    • Tables and chairs should be left in the same way as they are found.
    • Any decorations are limited to table decorations only. Nothing shall be hung from the ceiling or on the walls and doors.
    • No exercise or dance activities will be allowed.
  • 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.
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Small Meeting Room:

No deposit or contract needed to reserve small room.
No food or drink is allowed in the small meeting room.
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To reserve a meeting room at the Carnegie Public Library, Monte Vista Branch please email us at or call us at 719-852-3931. To reserve a meeting room at the Carnegie Public Library, South Fork Branch please email us at or call us at 719-873-5079. Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to the date you desire. If downloading and filling out an application please submit the application to the appropriate library.
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