Offers a variety of library-related services to the community, including the following:
- Homebound Library Services
- Technology Classes
- Social Worker Assistance
- Ask Us Chat Service
Connects people with information, ideas, and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives, and strengthen the community.
In June 1889, City Librarian John Cotton Dana established Denver's first public library in a wing of Denver High School. He referred to it as a "center of public happiness." In 1910, the city opened a Central Library building of its own, a Greek temple design funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and located in downtown's Civic Center Park. Between 1913 and 1920, Carnegie also underwrote construction of the city's first eight branch libraries. They would serve a growing city that had previously relied on traveling trunks of books.
Walk in to apply for a library card, or call for more information.
Clients need to provide the following in order to get a free library card:
- Photo ID
- Proof of address
Government - City
Any resident of Colorado is eligible for a Denver Public Library Card. Customers who are age 12 and under must have a parent or guardian sign for them.