Temporary Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library Closure

Closure Updates 

Update as of October 26, 2022

Ross-Cherry Creek Branch community update letter

Please join us for a drop in  open house for the community on Thursday, November 3 from 8-10am at Aviano Coffee on 2nd & Saint Paul. We don’t anticipate having any new information then but plan to use this time to connect and hear your questions.

Update as of September 30, 2022

A contractor has been analyzing the structure this summer and recently completed the last phase of the analysis. Based on the report to be completed soon, Denver Public Library and Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will work together to determine the necessary steps to correct issues and damages. Please be aware that Denver Public Library and DOTI will need to issue a bid for this work to follow the City’s procurement process. No further information is known at this time. 

Update as of July 27, 2022

The Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library is temporarily closed until further notice. Reopening the branch remains a high priority and we are committed to reopening the branch as soon as possible. The safety of staff and customers is a top priority as we are working with contractors who are currently in the last phase of testing the stability of the structure to determine mediation steps. Contractors are expected to complete their review by the end of July and will provide their findings to the library. Based on the findings, the library and City will take necessary steps to correct issues and damages.  

Please be aware that DPL will need to go through the City’s contracting process to get a contractor on board to do this work. DPL and the City and County of Denver will ensure resources are allocated to make corrections. We know you are eager to have the library open and we hope to be able to do so when we can safely open our doors again. We will continue to update this page with updates. 

Please be aware that all services at the branch will be unavailable during this time, including collections, phone lines, and the book drop.

Due to the nature of this review, the building cannot be occupied while it is completed. We anticipate this initial work will take approximately six months, at which time the next steps will be determined which may extend the closure.

Please be aware that all services at the branch will be unavailable during this time, including collections, phone lines, and the book drop.

Existing holds can be picked up at Eugene Field Branch Library. The closest branches are Eugene Field and Schlessman Family Branch Libraries. We look forward to opening up later this year.

Please visit denverlibrary.org or call 720-865-1111 for information on other nearby branch locations you can visit while the Ross-Cherry Creek branch is closed.

Nearby branch libraries:

You can still use many of the library's resources even when the buildings are closed: