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. 

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 wish list 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.


Do your binge watching on Kanopy, the streaming service for libraries. There is plenty for young ones on Kanopy Kids!


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. 

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 announce our new learning platform, 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. 


Our Reference Services staff are still here to connect with you. Ask a question 24/7 with our Ask Us service via chat or email. Phone Reference will 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. 

Cultural Inclusivity Services

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 We also offer Guides for Newcomers in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese. Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese. 


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. 


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! 


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


Written by stacey on March 25, 2020