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The Montrose Regional Library District encourages reading and literary activities for adults of all ages.
The Montrose Library Book Club meets monthly in the Library’s Meeting Room.
Book club meetings usually last an hour. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Book Club meets the first Saturday of the month (unless a holiday weekend), beginning at 9:00am.
To join the Book Club or for more information, contact Laura McLean, Adult Services Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-249-9656 x 3.
Check out the 2023-2024 Book Club Flyer
Library of Things
The Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the traditional definition of library materials.These items will be available to check out by permanent Montrose Regional Library card holders. Items will include a sewing machine, gardening tools, board games, a ukulele, a disc golf set, and other useful and fun objects.
Equipment is used at the sole risk of the borrower. The Library makes no representation or warranty as to the fitness for use or condition of the items. Borrowers are responsible for reading and abiding by all manufacturer’s recommendations, warnings, and instructions for use.
Equipment must be returned to the Library, return in the book drops is discouraged. Items must be returned intact, clean, in working order, and complete (including all accessories, parts, manuals, and packaging provided when borrowed). As with all library materials, borrowers are responsible for the care of the item and any supplemental materials. If any of the Library’s property is lost or damaged, borrowers agree to provide the cost of a repair or replacement.
Some items are only available for checkout by patrons 18 years or older due to safety concerns. If under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver and be present to check out the item. The Library reserves the right to take equipment out of circulation temporarily to support a library program or for repair or maintenance. Library staff may limit the number of repeat loans of a specific item to one household in the interest of ensuring fair access for all library patrons.
A valid library card with no outstanding fines and no lost or billed items is required for checkout. All borrowers must sign a liability waiver.
Borrowing Policy Overview
- Must have a valid Montrose Regional Library District card in good standing.
- Loan period is 7 days.
- One renewal.
- Please return Things to the Library. Return to the Ask Here Desk is preferred over the book drops. Please do not shove oversized items into the drops.
- Any kitchen items must be returned thoroughly hand washed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Replacement costs will be charged for lost or damaged items.
In consideration of my or my designee’s use of the equipment lent by the Montrose Regional Library, I hereby voluntarily release, discharge, waive, and hold harmless the Montrose Regional Library and its employees along with the Board of Trustees from any loss, damage, or injury to persons or property arising from the equipment. In no event shall the Library be liable to me for indirect or consequential damages.
I agree to indemnify and hold the Library and its employees harmless from and against any liabilities, claims, actions, proceedings, damages, losses, costs, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, for all injuries or death of any person, or damage to any property occurring or connected with, directly or indirectly, my possession, use, and return of the equipment.
I am borrowing the equipment as-is. I acknowledge that I have examined the equipment and that its condition is acceptable. I agree to keep and maintain the equipment in good condition, use it in a careful and appropriate manner, and to comply with all manufacturer recommendations.
I understand that the Library does not provide supervision or instruction for use of the equipment. I understand and acknowledge that the use of the equipment may involve a risk of serious injury. I agree to refrain from using the equipment in a manner inconsistent with its intended purpose.
Book a Librarian
You may schedule a one-on-one research session with a reference librarian for individualized help. What kind of assistance do we provide?
- Library orientation
- Training on library research databases
- Basic use of the internet
- Research assistance for a particular homework assignment
- Help with setting up an email account
- Job searching and resume assistance
- Use of the historical newspapers on microfilm
- Hints on finding the next good book to read!
Is there anything we can’t help with? We can’t offer advice (medical, legal, investment, etc) except to point you in the direction of good sources of information. Also, we can’t offer troubleshooting or maintenance help with your personal computers or equipment.
Please schedule your appointment at least 3 days in advance so we can best prepare for you. Contact the Reference department at 970-249-9656 ext 3.