Exciting changes are coming for Lafayette Library patrons!

Melissa Hisel, Library DirectorFrom the Director
Lafayette has joined libraries in Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont and Louisville as a member of the Flatirons Library Consortium (FLC). Starting September 28, Lafayette library cardholders will be able to place holds on items in the collections of these FLC member libraries using our upgraded library catalog.
How is this different? Our previous method of borrowing books from neighboring libraries has been cumbersome, with items taking 7 to 14 days (or longer) to arrive. This new system is automated and when requested items are on the shelf (not checked out) at any FLC library, they will be routed directly to Lafayette.

The Lafayette Library will be closed Monday, September 26 & Tuesday, September 27 so we can migrate data to the new system and complete essential testing before we “go live” September 28. Book drops will remain open on these days because unlike holiday closures, there will be staff in the building who can empty the drops.

For our customers, this new system will significantly increase the convenience and availability of accessing library materials.

To accommodate the changes while continuing to provide the best customer service possible, we will soon move most of the public computers into a new computer lab, on the lobby level. Computers will be moved overnight on August 14th and service interruptions to customers should be minimal. The magazines will move to the upper level, and we will have additional study tables in the quiet area surrounding adult nonfiction.

For more information about Lafayette joining the Flatirons Library Consortium.
For more information about using public computers at Lafayette Public Library.
Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we improve your library experience!