Libraries and Museums in Colorado


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:

    •  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.
    Services offered by the Colorado Talking Book Library include providing  postage-free recorded, braille, and large print library materials to eligible readers in Colorado.


  • 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 Spanish.

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.



If your Colorado museum is not listed and you would like to be included on our listing, please contact us.  Include your name and address; the name of your museum; and the museum's website address.

Colorado Digitization Project - Information for museum and library practitioners interested in digitization.

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