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Book & Discussion Groups

Discussion GroupGet information on the many different reading and discussion groups that gather at the different library branches.

For more information on groups, contact Grayson Hardman at 303-441-3114 or e-mail:

Boulder Arts

Boulder Arts + Culture The Office of Arts + Culture is a division of the City of Boulder's Library and Arts Department. It is charged with directing and promoting the course of the Arts in the City.

It's staff oversee the following programs: The Library Concert Series, The Library Cinema Program, The Library Exhibits Program, The Boulder Arts Resource, The Dance Bridge, and Public Art.


What if you couldn't read? Could you fill out a job application, write a check, read to your child, or use the Yellow Pages?

The mission of BoulderReads! is to help people discover the power and joy of reading. We serve adults and children and our program is free and confidential.

Reading Buddies is a partnership of BoulderReads! and CU-Boulder. The program serves little buddies in Kindergarten-5th Grade by matching CU students for one-on-one time with little buddies for reading, writing and literacy activities. Reading Buddies meet 1.5 hours per week for 13 weeks, fall and spring semesters.

Circulating NOOK e-Readers

Boulder City residents over the age of 18 can check out a NOOK e-Reader with their library card.

Computers, Internet Access & Printing

Reserving a Computer
With a valid library card, you may reserve a computer to use at the Main Library, the Meadows Branch, NoBo Corner Library, and George Reynolds Branch.

Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
All locations offer free wireless access (Wi-Fi) in public areas during operating hours.

You can print from both reserved library computers and from your own computer with Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi Print Instructions). 

  • Pages sent to the print release stations will be available for printing for up to 3 hours after they have been sent.
  • Both black & white and color printing is available at all locations.
    • Black & White: $0.10
    • Color: $0.25

Library & Arts Programs

See what events and exhibits are upcoming, including those in the Film Program, Concert Series, Storytelling Series and more. Access the full calendar of events online.

Multicultural Outreach

The Multicultural Outreach department at BPL develops multicultural and outreach events and programs and provides a number of services to the commuity.

These pages include information on current and past events and programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) in Boulder, and multi-cultural resources web links.

Notary Service

Where: Administration Office, Main Library

  • Monday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Appointments are strongly recommended to ensure notary availability.

To schedule: Call 303-441-3106
Please note:

  • All persons signing the document(s) are required to present a valid government issued photo ID with signature, i.e. a Colorado Driver's License and will be required to provide a thumbprint along with their signature.
  • Individuals seeking notary services are responsible for providing any witness(es) required. Each witness must also bring a valid government issued photo ID.
  • If a document copy is to be notarized, the original, as well as the copy, must be presented.
  • Only simple documents will be notarized. 
  • The Notary reserves the right to refuse notarizing any document.

The following documents will NOT be notarized:

  • Colorado vital records
  • Real estate transactions
  • Documents in foreign languages

Power Check Program

As part of the Power Check Program the Main library and its branches circulate 18 Kill-A-Watt meters that are used to measure the electricity use of plug-in devices.

Readers Services - The Reading Room

The Reading RoomAccess The Reading Room for all kinds of recommended reading - staff reviews, new books, award winners and more.

Social Networking and Media

Social Netorking and MediaFollow us on Twitter, check out our Facebook wall, view photos on Flickr, and more.

Special Services

Special Services include the Homebound Delivery program, Large Print Collection, and Assistive Technologies available at the library.


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