Online Sign-Up During the Pandemic

During the Covid-19 Pandemic we are temporarily offering our community members the opportunity to sign-up for a library card online. This will grant access to all of our online resources; including eBooks, eAudioBooks, and our streaming video service, Kanopy. You will need to prove residency or home ownership in Custer County to sign-up for a library card online. A photo of your driver’s license with your current address in Custer County is the most efficient way to sign-up for your card, but please contact us at if you need a different way to verify your address. Please click on the link below to get started:

To get a free Library card:

  • Bring your driver’s license or another photo ID
  • Bring a document to show you live or own land here or bring a piece of mail you received here if your photo ID does not have your Custer County, Cotopaxi, or Gardner address on it
  • If you have a Library card from another Colorado Library, bring that and an ID
  • If you are under 17, bring a photo ID when possible, and a guardian who can sign for the appropriate computer use for you.
  • If you do not live or own land here, and have no Library Card from another Colorado Library, you can get a Card with a photo ID and $15.00.
  • However, you do not need a card to use the Internet, take the free magazines in the lobby, or take one of our books or videos from the “Donations Shelf” in the front lobby.   We do have WiFi and Ethernet plug-in stations.

To View Your Account Or To Set Up Your Online Account:

You will need a 14-digit library card (below the barcode on the back of your library card) to login to your account.  Upgrading is fast and free!  Just stop by the library front desk and ask about it.

Click here to login to your account, then use your 14-digit library card number and password.

Your library account will list books you have out, allow you to renew them and allow you to place books, movies and audio books on hold from more than 100 libraries throughout the state.

Download our basic instructions [PDF]

Replacement Cards

The fee for a replacement library card is $1.00.