Central Library 2024 Hours and Access

The Central Library is open, with reduced hours and services, during intensive construction.

Note: Broadway entrance is closed. Enter at 14th and Acoma

In-Building and Holds Pick Up Hours and Access

Please visit the Central Library page for the latest hours information for in-person visits and holds pick up. 

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 into 2024.

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. Learn more about the 2017 Elevate Denver Bond here.

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!

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.

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.