Central Library Temporary Building Closure

Central Holds Pick Up Window and Curbside Open During Closure

Why is the Central Library closing until mid-February?

First floor services and collections are being relocated from the south side of the building from the north side of the building in preparation for the final intensive phase of our multi-year renovation project.

Central Holds Pick Up Window and Curbside Holds remain available during the building closure.

What are Central’s Curbside and Holds Pick Up Window hours?

Sunday: 12-5 p.m. 
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

What is changing?

Relocated First Floor Services
Public services currently offered in the Central Library’s Great Hall and south rotunda will temporarily move north, inside the building, to operate in the newly-created Parkview event space through 2023.  

New Entrance at 14th and Acoma
The current entrance on Broadway will close for intensive construction.

The Central Library is expected to reopen in early February with a new, temporary entrance, located at 14th and Acoma in the Pavilion structure.

Reduced Space and Seating
Fewer materials available for browsing due to reduced square footage.

Self service holds are not available when the building reopens. Visit the temporary Main Desk for in-building hold pickup.

For greater convenience, use Central Library's W. 13th Ave. Hold Pick Up Window and Curbside Service.

What’s staying the same?

  • The new Children’s Library
  • Floors 2-7 remain closed as renovation continues
  • Pick Up Window and Curbside Service remain available

What are the Central Library Hours in 2023?

Following the closure, Central Library hours will remain:

In-Building Hours
Sunday: 12-5 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 1-6 p.m.

Curbside and Hold Window Hours
Sunday: 12-5 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Why doesn’t Central open until afternoon?

Mornings are reserved for intensive, loud construction activity.

Please note that Central is an active construction site and construction-related disruption is to be expected, even during open hours.

Are quiet study rooms available at Central?

Not at this time. 

Most DPL locations offer study rooms.

Rodolfo Corky Gonzales Branch Library or Ford-Warren Branch Library are the nearest open locations.

When will the renovation be complete?

Heavy construction will continue through 2023.

What can we expect from the renovation?

Thanks to Denver voters, we have already added a new Children’s Library and customers can look forward to:

  • New elevators
  • New stairs
  • New restrooms
  • New event center

Find out more about the Central Library renovation

What Services are available at Central during renovation?

Computer access and assistance
30 public PCs with Community Technology Center staff available to assist with tech questions.

Borrower Services
Card registration, checkouts and returns.

Save time by registering online or via our New Solus Library App!

Hold Pick Up
Due to limited in-building hours and space, we highly recommend using Central Library's 13th Ave. Pick-up Window and Curbside Service for in-person card registration and hold pick-up.

Children’s Library
The new Children’s Library’s expansive collection and exciting new spaces are open to children and their caregivers during Central Library hours. Check out our storytimes and craft programs!

Small browsing collection
Newer titles and a small sampling of media are available for browsing on floor 1, however, most Central Library collections require staff retrieval while we are under construction.

Not sure exactly what you want but open to suggestions? Request a Curbside Bundle for pick up at the W. 13th Ave. Hold Pick Up Window/Curbside.

Item Retrieval
Visit the temporary Main Desk for in-building assistance.


Save time by placing holds ahead of time at denverlibrary.org. Wait for hold ready for pick up notification before picking up holds at our convenient 13th Ave. Pick Up Window and Curbside Service.

Research and Archives
Resources from the Western History/Genealogy and Reference Services Departments are available for review with advance notice. Please visit the Ask Us page to initiate requests.

Community Resource Specialists
Peer Navigators and social workers are available to help connect customers with community services.