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July 2, 3 and 4 – Holds Carryout and call center are closed for a city-wide furlough day and the Independence Day Holiday.

All locations remain closed to the public. At the Main Library, outdoor book returns are open and hold carryout service by appointment is available. Learn about our phased reopening.

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Library Reopening Information

We are committed to providing expanded access to online resources and safe access to physical materials through our multi-phase reopening. Please check back regularly as we are frequently adding new online programs and additional services. View a full map of all City of Boulder Buildings, Facilities, Parking and Restrooms with opening and closure information. Available […]

Get a High School Diploma Online

BoulderReads opportunities for adult learners Career Online High School offers adults the chance to earn their high school diploma, as well as career certificates. Full scholarships now available! BoulderReads offers literacy-building opportunities for adult learners and volunteers, including Conversations in English, where English learners can practice in a friendly online environment. 

Virtual Storytime Options!

Enjoy a soothing story, day or night We’ve launched Dial-a-Story! Call 303-441-3102 anytime, with a new picture book featured weekly. We’re also offering virtual storytimes on YouTube Monday-Saturday at 10 a.m., with the option to watch the storytime recordings anytime. Don’t miss the bilingual storytimes in English/Español.

Home Delivery Program Application

Boulder Public Library’s Home Delivery program assists patrons in the City of Boulder who are homebound and who have no one available (friends and/or family members) to pick up and return library items for them. Please read about our program before you apply!

Library Closure FAQ’s 

How do I return my items that are due? We are now accepting returns at outdoor book drops at both the Arapahoe and Canyon entrances of the Main Library.  Please do not return items to the branches. They are unable to accept returns until further notice. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before […]

Recommended Read: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas “This book offers a searing look at police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement–all told through the eyes of a teenage girl. It is equal parts funny, sad, empowering, and hopeful. Even as an adult, I absolutely loved it!”- Celine, Programs Dept.

Viral Art Submission Form

Theme: What’s keeping you inspired during school and library closures? How are you coping while staying safe at home? We want to see the art you’ve been making to get you through these strange and changing times. View gallery. Entries accepted through Aug 31. Exhibit Guidelines Teens in grades 6-12, living in Boulder County, may […]

Política de distribución de información de la comunidad

In English Como cortesía, y a su discreción, para conservar y mantener el orden de las instalaciones, la Biblioteca Pública de Boulder y sus sucursales pueden seleccionar y distribuir materiales escritos con información sobre programas comunitarios, eventos, servicios públicos, atracciones turísticas y sitios culturales de Boulder y los alrededores del condado, según lo permitan las […]

Conversations in English Returns

Practice English Online with Friends from Around the World Adult English learners, practice speaking and listening skills in a friendly environment. Groups meet online using Zoom video chat software. Attend the free groups any time. There is no homework, just sign up to get started.

Summer of Discovery 2020

Reading challenges & virtual events for all! Starting June 15, Register and track your participation, and participate in virtual events while staying safer at home. Made possible through the generosity of the Boulder Library Foundation, Museum of Boulder, Gateway Park, Cold Stone Creamery and Popsockets. Upcoming events include Magic with Captain Rosebud, a Wild Animation workshop, Herbal Skincare from your Kitchen, Super Fandom Henna, a Bee Chicas Compost Tea workshop, Write Your Life […]