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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.

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We Are Here For You

Safely access library services from home Dial-a-Patron: We’re actively calling patrons ages 60+ to share information about library services. If you or someone you know could use a call or friendly social connection, please call us at 303-441-3100. Our Home Delivery program brings library materials to people who can’t leave their home due to age, disability or health status […]

COVID Impacts on Library Services

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The City of Boulder facilities and services continue to be impacted significantly by COVID-19. To reduce transmission of COVID-19 the library has increased safety measures and is working closely with Boulder County, Boulder County Public Health and other partner organizations to coordinate our operations. Severe Risk Level Red service changes at Main Library: Second floor […]

Recommended Read

“Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” By James Nestor “My choir director assigned this book to read and discuss online, and I am so glad she did. Though I know how to breathe to sing, I had no idea of the intricacies. The author posits that people (not just singers!) have lost the […]

One Book, One Boulder

One Book One Boulder So you want to talk about race? by Ijeoma Oluo bookcover

While the active programming for the 2020 One Book One Boulder program has ended, there are still many ways to engage. This year’s selection was ‘So You Want to Talk About Race‘ by Ijeoma Oluo. From July – November 2020, Boulder came together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book, supporting community […]

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.          

Spotlight on BoulderReads

BoulderReads has been serving adult learners and their families with their literacy and lifelong learning needs since 1986. The pandemic isn’t slowing us down!   BoulderReads is still going strong, with learners and tutors meeting online weekly, Conversations in English groups meeting virtually six days a week, adult students earning their high school diplomas online through […]

Find Your Next Great Read

Personalized reading lists based on your reading preferences!   Need help picking out your next book? Some thoughtful ideas for holiday gift-giving? We provide expert reading advice every Thursday afternoon on Facebook and Instagram, and now you can request a personalized reading list anytime! Fill out the form and our librarians will create a list of titles just for you! […]

BLDG 61 Laser Cutters and 3D Printers are back!

BLDG 61 Makerspace

BLDG 61 is reconnecting with the Boulder community through virtual access to select tools and training, and onsite operation of equipment facilitated by a staff member. Learn more and sign up. Plus, enjoy our new weekly maker livestream, Show & Tell, and catch up on previous episodes!

Recommended Read

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“Mexican Gothic” By Silvia Moreno Garcia “Still looking for a spooky Halloween read? This story follows young society lady Noemí as she leaves the hustle and bustle of Mexico City to find out what is going on in her cousin’s strange new marriage. She finds herself in a small, crumbling town in the mountains, and […]

Recommended Read

“Drawn Together” By Minh Lê “This picture book is the story of a grandson and his grandfather finding a common language through art. At first, trying to communicate is confusing, frustrating silence, but when they find common ground in art, their relationship flourishes. The two art styles tell their own story throughout the comics they […]