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.
Save the date!
Join us online this year for our Family Play Festival Oct. 18 - 23, 2020
. We'll be sharing ideas and activities for young children (birth to age 5) to enjoy interactive early literacy fun through play.
Check out our programming calendar.
Kids Book Lists
Library staff have created over 25 different book lists to help you.
A trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for middle school and younger readers.. Find books that interest you. Parents and teachers can also find tools to teach with fiction books and engage young readers.
BPL Staff Picks
Read reviews of books for all ages from our library staff to help you find books for yourself or your students.
Register to attend our daily live on Zoom Storytimes, including Musical Storytime, All Ages Storytime and Spanish/English Storytime.
Check out our Dial-a-Story at 303-441-3102. Stories change weekly on Tuesdays.
Join us for 15-minute virtual storytimes daily at 10 a.m. on our YouTube Storytime Playlist.
Educators! We have an account just for you.
Available to educators working in the Boulder Valley School District, St. Vrain Valley School District, preschools, private schools and home-schools in Boulder County. Teachers living in Boulder County are also eligible for this type of account. Please bring proof of employment (i.e. school ID, pay stub, letter from principal,etc.). This account is good for one year and allows:
- Holds on up to 10 books (no media)
- Checkout of up to 50 Boulder Public Library books (no media) for six weeks
- Access to Educator Resources
We don't have late fee's on any materials at the Boulder Public Library. However, lost or damaged item charges and collection agency fees still apply.
Class Visit [currently suspended]
Educator’s Collection Request Form
Tell us the general topic and reading level. We will gather appropriate books for you and place them on hold for you to pick up at the Main Library
Get immediate access to homework and research resources!
Student 1 portal
Use our collection of research databases and ebooks to support students during their online learning. Reach out to library staff if you need help accessing any content.
Premium Research Tools
Our research databases offer you access to a wealth of research and information, including consumer reports, education journals and world history.
Ask a Librarian
Submit a question online and get an answer by email.
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