Books, Entertainment, and Library Services Right In Your Home

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the library during this time of social distancing and library closures. Many of our resources are available from home with a library card. If you’re new to the library register online to take advantage of all we have to offer and continue to read, watch and learn with us. 

Books & Magazines

Overdrive and its popular Libby app offer our largest collection of eBooks and Audio eBooks for adults, kids and teens. Nearly 350 Spanish language titles are also included. Don’t stop at Overdrive. RBdigital offers Audio eBooks you won't find on Overdrive, and many titles are always available for checkout. 

Libraries now have unlimited access to two new book resources, no library card required, until August 31. Romance fans will love RomanceBookCloud with over 1,700 eBook titles. Books can be read online with no check-outs or wait times. Audiobook fans of all ages will enjoy AudioBookCloud for instant access to a wide range of titles. Spanish language books included.  

Get the latest issue of hundreds of digital magazines on RBdigital and Flipster. Popular titles include: The Atlantic, Cook’s Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, National Geographic, Newsweek, The New Yorker, 5280 Magazine, US Weekly. Back Issues are also available.

Our Personalized Reading List service is still going strong. We’ll connect you with eBooks, or help you create a wishlist of print titles. Just fill out the Personalized Reading List form telling us what you like and what you don’t, and within about a week one of our librarians will customize a list of recommended titles just for you.

With the library's LitLine service, short stories, essays, and poetry -- in both English and in Spanish -- are just a phone call away. Call 720-865-2003, and you can hear a DPL staff member read aloud.

Movies

Do your binge watching on Kanopy, the streaming service for libraries. Kanopy is offering credit free viewing through May 31 on a growing list of titles. Kanopy Kids is always unlimited!

Music

If you're missing our collection of Music CDs we still have your music needs covered. Visit Volume, DPL’s own local music website, or stream a variety of music from Music Online. Collections cover Jazz, Classical, and Global, among others. 

Browse our Recommendations and Downloads sections for even more books, movies and music resources. Missing print books, DVDs CDs and more? Create a list in your library account to keep track of all of the titles you want to check out when we re-open.

Free and Low-Cost Tech Resources in Denver

The Denver Digital Equity Coalition has compiled a list of Free and Low-Cost Technology Resources. You'll find providers of affordable internet access, low-cost computers and devices, free scanning and faxing services, and more.

Learn a Skill 

If you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, now is the time to try Mango, the online language-learning platform from the Denver Public Library. With over 70 languages including English for non-native speakers, Mango will set you on the path to conversation in no time. 

We are excited to annouce our new learning platfrom, Udemy! Learn everything from advanced computer coding to personal stress relief.

Students and adult learners will appreciate Learning Express for online practice tests covering common college and career exams. You’ll find SAT, GED, nursing exams, citizenship tests, real estate exams, and many more. 

Teach Yourself Technology from the comfort of your home. Beginners can learn to type or use a mouse, and the tech savvy can practice a new coding skill online. Stay tuned for the announcement of a new learning platform coming soon.here

Research

Our Reference Services staff are still here to connect with you during the closure. You can ask a question 24/7 with our Ask Us service via chat or email. Phone Reference is here to answer your calls from Tue-Fri, 12-6pm and Sat, 10am-1pm. Call 720-865-1111.

Our one-on-one appointment services include appointments for students, entrepreneurs, those researching patents and trademarks, and those interested in nonprofits. You search a multitude of informational databases including local and national newspapers, Consumer Reports, CQ Researcher and more. 

Services to Immigrants and Refugees

Staff are still here to assist during the closure. Contact the New Americans Project with questions or to get more information about citizenship, English language learning, legal help, computer help and more. Call 720-865-2362, text 720-610-2310 or email nap@denverlibrary.org. We also offer Guides for Newcomers in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese. Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese. 

Kids

Visit DPL’s Read-Play-Learn website for everything you need to keep kids entertained and educated. Download books and stream movies, engage in schoolwork with our homework tools, or listen to a story on your phone with Phone-A-Story. Sign up for Bright by Text  to receive free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. 

Teens

Teen homework resources include everything from primary sources, research guides, and many online tools to complete assignments. Don't miss out on the collection of eBooks for Teens on Overdrive! Teens also have unlimited access to TeenBookCloud no library card required, until August 31.

Educators

Explore resources for your virtual classroom from expanded eBook access to real time or pre-recorded librarian visits.

Western History & Genealogy

Visit DPL's Digital Collections for historic photographs, maps and documents, or find your roots on Ancestry Library Edition (available remotely with a library card while the library is closed). Explore building histories, resources from the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, and much more at history.denverlibrary.org.

 

Written by stacey on March 25, 2020