It's National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Okay, so that's the official word on it. But let me tell you what the real deal is:

  • Free movies
  • Free books
  • Free music
  • Free museum passes
  • Free use of Chromebooks
  • Free studio recording time
  • Free 3D printing
  • Free technology training
  • Free research databases
  • Free story times
  • Free genealogical research help
  • Free writing workshops
  • Free donuts and coffee
  • Free ....

Well, pretty much everything is free with your Denver Public Library card! Here are all the details on getting a card - don't want to bore you here, but depending on the type of ID you have, official Colorado or otherwise, you will always be entitled to basic services, like using a computer or having 3 items checked out. 

Your Denver Public Library exists because of the beautiful commitment of our taxpayers and government leaders! Sign up today and start to reap the benefits of being a DPL cardholder!

Written by Dodie on September 4, 2018


Dawn Williams on September 5, 2018


I have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House on 21st Ave since July 18 while my daughter has been in the hospital and will be here for at least another month. Is there any way to get a temporary card even though I live in Georgia?


So here's the scoop for you and others in temporary housing situations, Dawn! Customers temporarily staying inside the City and County of Denver may be issued a Provisional Card. Valid picture ID, with current, permanent address is required, such as your Georgia driver's license. A provisional card allows you to have three DPL items checked out, use our computers, place items on hold, and use many of our online resources. The only restrictions are you will not be able to request items through interlibrary loan, or use our Denver city/county resident only online services, Kanopy and Lynda. Come into any of your branches and get a provisional card for yourself and your daughter today!