Main Menu

Thursday, Nov. 26 & Friday, Nov. 27 – All in-person services will be closed for Thanksgiving and a city-wide furlough day.

Main Library is open with limited services. At-risk individuals specialized hours are Monday – Thursday: 9 – 10 a.m.
Meadows Branch Library has holds carryout appointments.  Returns are accepted at Main Library and Meadows Branch Library.

Posts Categorized: Carnegie Library for Local History

Local History Research Help

Research and scanning services by email   The Carnegie Library for Local History is offering basic research and scanning services by email. The Carnegie Library for Local History collects and preserves our community’s memories, including photos, documents, oral histories, historic local newspapers, and genealogy resources.          

New Website! Carnegie Library for Local History

Photo from Carnegie local history website

A whole new visual experience of Boulder’s past. The new website features a wide variety of high-quality photos and maps, that you can zoom in on to see stunning details, as well as a collection of oral history interviews on video and streaming audio. Check out staff favorite photos, new acquisitions, and help us identify […]

Donations Policy

Carnegie Library for Local History Donation Policy Donations are important to the vitality of the Carnegie Library and its mission to collect materials illustrating the history of Boulder County. The Carnegie Library accepts donations of historic materials that will enhance its collections and contribute to the uniqueness of the archive. Monetary gifts are also welcomed […]

Local History and Genealogy Research

Carnegie Library for Local History is now offering basic research and scanning services by email. Requests are fulfilled first-come first-served. Carnegie Library for Local History The Carnegie Library for Local History archive collects and preserves our community’s memory for future generations of researchers. Very few public libraries have collections of local history materials as comprehensive or as […]

Maria Rogers Oral History Program

Maria Rogers Oral History Program of the Carnegie Library The Carnegie Library for Local History began collecting oral histories in 1976. In the early 1980s, the program was led by Maria Rogers, a volunteer manager. After the death of Maria, her family worked with the Boulder Public Library Foundation (BPLF) to endow the program and […]

Volunteering at the Carnegie Library

We are always looking for volunteers! Volunteers make meaningful contributions to the operations of the library, help to expand and enhance library services, strengthen ties to the community and build public awareness of the diverse services provided by Carnegie Branch Library. On-going Opportunities Photograph scanner Collection arrangement Photocopying and clerical assistance Oral History interviewer Oral […]

Research Policies

Carnegie Library for Local History Research Policy and Fees Visiting the Carnegie Library is encouraged to make the most of your research. The images available in the online catalog are only a fraction of the resources available at Carnegie.   The Carnegie staff will assist you with identifying and locating the available genealogical and archival resources.  If […]

Carnegie Library for Local History Collection Policy

Mission The mission of the Carnegie Library for Local History is to collect, protect, and make available for research, materials in physical and digital formats relating to the history of Boulder County with a special emphasis on the city of Boulder.   Collection Policy The Carnegie Library collects, preserves, and provides research materials relating to […]

The History of the Carnegie Library

Our History In 1906 the library was built with $15,000 donated by steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie with the agreement from the city that $1,500 would be set aside each year to maintain the building and the collection. Because the people of Boulder referred to their town as the “Athens of the West,” architect Thomas McLaren […]