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History Research Help

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Carnegie Learn about archives and how to find primary sources for history research projects. All students and educators are welcome. This is a great opportunity for those working on National History Day projects! Enjoy a special presentation at 5 p.m. 09and learn how to create your own primary […]

Library Holiday Closure

All Boulder Public Library locations will be closed from Dec. 19 – Dec. 25, 2023. Please note that all Boulder Public Library locations will be closed from Dec. 19 – Dec. 25 for the transition of technology systems to the Boulder Public Library District and for the holidays. Materials will not be due back during […]

Expanded Boulder Public Library District Services

Last week, the Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees approved a budget for 2024 that will begin to fulfill the promises of the ballot measure that created the Boulder Public Library District. After the vote approving the budget, Library Director David Farnan said he was “walking on clouds. It’s every single thing that we […]

You Account PIN

As a security feature, all library accounts require a PIN. You will use your PIN for authentication when accessing your account on our website and for some of our resources, like Libby. When created, your default PIN is set to the last four digits of the phone number on your library account. If you wish […]

Documenting the Pandemic

COVID-19 Community Stories Now Available Online In December 2022, Carnegie staff created a digital questionnaire that went out to the Boulder County community to solicit stories about life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this project are now archived and available on the Carnegie Library for Local History website. While the questionnaire window has […]

Boulder Public Library District Transition Update

This month, the Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees continues its work – in collaboration with the City of Boulder – to transition the Boulder Public Library, and all of its employees, properties and assets, to the new Boulder Public Library District. Representatives from the Board of Trustees have been meeting over the last […]

Your Library Account

Get an Account Types of Accounts Checkout, Renew and Return Looking for immediate access to the library? Apply for a temporary account that provides limited access to library resources, like our research databases. This account is valid for only two weeks and does not include Libby/OverDrive, Kanopy or Hoopla. To upgrade to a full library […]

Boulder Library Foundation

Be a difference-maker in your community The Boulder Library Foundation (BLF) funds 90% of Boulder Public Library programs, including the BLDG 61 Makerspace. To learn more about how BLF enriches our community with artistic and educational programming, subscribe to their newsletter. 

Culture Passes Now Available

Explore Colorado’s cultural destinations for free!  Reserve a Culture Pass online using your library card and get free entry to explore Colorado’s art, history and cultural attractions, including: Butterfly Pavilion Dinosaur Ridge Museo de las Americas WOW! Children’s Museum Denver Museum of Nature & Science Pass benefits vary by location. Find more details online.  

Looking Ahead for the Library

The Boulder Library District Board of Trustees is on target for its goal of transitioning the library and library employees over to the newly formed, voter-approved, Boulder Public Library District this January. And the trustees are excited for the ability to begin to accomplish the library’s longer-term goals, supported by the sustainable funding source of […]