Main Library is open with limited services, including self-service hold pickup. Learn about the Main Library's reopening.

Meadows Branch Library remains closed to the public and continues with carryout service. If you've received a notice your holds are ready for pick up at Meadows, you'll need to make an appointment to pick them up


Answered By: Gina Scioscia
Last Updated: Dec 03, 2020     Views: 178

Thank you for your question. 
Boulder Public Library
 and the other member libraries of the Flatirons Library Consortium (FLC) are discontinuing participation in the Prospector interlibrary loan service due to budget cuts and shortfalls stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • December 11, 2020 is the last day to place holds through ProspectorMobius and Springer eBooks at Boulder Public Library and other FLC libraries. We will continue to fill holds through December 31, 2020.
  • All holds that do not arrive by December 31, 2020 will be canceled and unfulfilled starting January 1, 2021.
  • We hope to reinstate this service in future years as the economy recovers and local library budgets are restored.  


What will happen to the Prospector items I already have checked out? 

The due date will remain the same and items will be returned to their home library when you return them.

When will you return to Prospector? 

We do not have a date at this time but are carefully monitoring our budgets and the costs associated with Prospector. We hope that as the economy recovers, we are able to return to our previous level of service.