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Main Library and Meadows Branch Library are open. NoBo Corner Library and Reynolds Branch Library have hold carryout appointments.

COVID Impacts on Library Services

Colorado Covid Dial Clear

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 the City of Boulder, Boulder County Public Health, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and other partner organizations to coordinate our operations.

Available Services Main Library:

  • Storytime is being held in person
  • The Children’s Room is open
  • The first and second floor are open for browsing
  • Seating is available on the second floor
  • Computer access
  • Meeting rooms and study rooms are available
  • Materials returns accepted

Meadows Library Branch:

NoBo Corner Library:

George Reynolds Branch Library:

Boulder Public Library is here for you and remains committed to serving our community with innovation and care.
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Upcoming Service Changes


  • Opening of Canyon Entrance, north building and library bridge
  • Seeds Library Cafe re-opens
  • Opening of Teen Space or alternative Teen Space


  • Exhibits in Canyon Gallery

Main Library and Call Center Hours

Regular Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

What can I expect?   Due to the financial impacts and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, library staffing, budgets and services have been reduced. Services, are now more costly to provide due to the added expense of PPE and cleaning. Thank you for your understanding and patience in these unprecedented times.

  • Self-service holds pickup (up to 10 holds per account) and self-service checkout
  • Limited access to building through Arapahoe Ave. entrance
  • The library requests that everyone wear a mask out of respect for children under 12 and other individuals who cannot receive the vaccine.
  • Parking at the Main Library remains 90 minutes free and an additional 90 minutes available for purchase.
  • Limited collection access; Adult collections are closed.
  • All-gender restrooms open on the first floor only
  • For expedited service please bring your library card, library card number or photo ID
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the library

Available Collections

  • New Fiction
  • New Non-fiction
  • New Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • New Mysteries
  • DVDs
  • Staff Picks for all ages
  • Children’s materials

All other collections are available by placing a hold on them through our catalog.

Safety Information The health and safety of our patrons is our number one priority. Those who are considered high risk should remain at home. We are proactively cleaning at all times. We reserve the right to close and reopen at any time due to potential health risks.

  • Please respect the safety of staff and other patrons; do not enter buildings if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently been in contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case.
  • Patrons are expected to adhere to all signage and staff requests as related to new requirements.

For more information on what the City of Boulder is doing, please visit Learn more about COVID-19 at:
• Boulder County’s COVID-19 • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment • Centers for Disease Control • World Health Organization • Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email [email protected], for answers in English and Spanish

Thank you for your understanding and for working with us to keep the community safe.