Denver Public Library Bond Projects

Logo of Elevate Denver Bond Elevate Denver Bond Program

In November 2017, Denver voters overwhelmingly approved measure 2E, which provides $69.3 million to renovate the Denver Central Library and 10 branch libraries as part of the Elevate Denver Bond program.

Here you’ll find basic information on the library’s 11 bond-related projects as well as updates on construction and temporary closures. You can also visit the City’s Elevate Denver website for additional information about all Denver projects. 

To learn more about each branch project, visit

Illustration of buildings and construction with RISE lettering.

RISE Denver GO Bond

During the COVID-19 pandemic, economies across the globe suffered some of the most severe economic impacts felt since the 1930's. Denver's recovery is underway, and the City is further stimulating our recovery with a $260 million GO Bond for infrastructure projects estimated to create 4,200 good-paying jobs and $550 million in economic output for businesses all across Metro Denver. In 2021, Denver voters passed the RISE bond which included three library projects.

The RISE bond includes funding for the Denver Public Library to construct two new branch libraries, in the Globeville and Westwood neighborhoods, and an expansion project for the Hampden Branch Library. These neighborhoods were identified as needing additional library services in the Denver Public Library’s 2017 Facilities Master Plan.

To learn more about each branch project, visit

RISE Denver GO Bond Project Tracking page