The Society's collection of books, manuscripts, and
photographs brings the rich documentary legacy of Colorado's past to
researchers here at home and around the world. Our newspaper collection
alone--the largest in Colorado--has been instrumental in helping genealogists
find their ancestors' birth, marriage, and death records; architectural
historians to identify early buildings; lawyers to prepare legal cases; and
novelists to discover new story ideas. The library's highly qualified staff
have assisted students, historians, reporters, and movie producers with
questions ranging from the colors of the Colorado state flag to the fine
points of early territorial maps.
- Colorado Talking Book Library
Part of the Colorado Department of Education: For
individuals who are not able to enjoy books
or magazines because they:
Services offered by
the Colorado Talking Book Library include providing postage-free recorded,
braille, and large print library materials to eligible readers in Colorado.
- cannot see well enough to read conventional print;
- have a physical disability which prevents handling
the printed materials;
- or is unable to read because of a reading disability.
- Colorado Virtual Library
Internet search interface which allows individuals to
search multiple library catalogs, quality internet resources, and digitized
photograph collections simultaneously. Includes a comprehensive listing of
Colorado library information including public, academic, school, and other
libraries. Also provides information about library webpages, contact
information, and locations. Provided by ACLIN (Access Colorado Library and
Information Network) and the Colorado State Library.
Part of the Colorado Department of Education: The
State Library supports the philosophy and practice of lifelong learning by
enhancing the ability of local libraries to provide the best possible services
to their clients. This site also includes information about local library
services, library services and student achievement, and the popular
"Reading Tips for Parents" brochure, available in English and
The State Publications Library was established by the
General Assembly in 1980 as a part of the Colorado State Library and the
Colorado Department of Education. The mission of the library is to provide
Colorado residents with convenient access to information produced by state
government through a system of acquiring and loaning publications as well as
answering questions related to state information.
Colorado libraries participate in seven regional library
service systems (RLSS) with membership based on geographic boundaries.