Educator Services

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Teacher Sets (Ideal for toddlers-12th grade)
Any Denver Public Library branch can gather a set of materials (books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs) for you to check out and use in your classroom. Available wherever curbside pickup is in effect.

Educator Library Cards (Ideal for all grades)
Educator library cards are available to both formal and informal educators and provide access to additional benefits. Sign up for an educator card wherever curbside or mobile services are available or download and print a copy (PDF).

Virtual Classroom Visits (Ideal for all grades)
Library staff are available to visit your school or class online for customized book shares, library orientations, research instruction, storytimes and more. Choose from a menu of options or talk to us about a custom visit.

Reading Access & Support (Ideal for all grades)
Free eBooks and eMedia are available to anyone with a DPL library card. DPS students may use their student ID to login to Sora and access Denver Public School and Denver Public Library eBooks in the same place. Have your students discover their next favorite book by requesting a personalized reading list or browsing our kid and teen sites. Customers can check out library materials wherever curbside pickup is available.

Bookmobile (Ideal for K-5th grades)
Denver Public Library’s bookmobile brings friendly library staff and materials for infants to young adults in English and Spanish, serving elementary schools throughout Denver. Schools and communities farthest from library access are prioritized. Learn more here.

Student Research Appointments (Ideal for 7th-12th grade)
One-on-one librarian help with your research assignment. Currently offered virtually.

Ask Us 24/7 Chat Service (Ideal for 5th-12th grade)
Online chat with a librarian to get answers to questions, research guidance, and online information. Ask Us! can be used anonymously, with or without a library card. Click here for chat Guidelines for Educators.

Research Guides (Ideal for 9th-12th grade)
Our research guides introduce you to resources available at the Denver Public Library (books, DVDs, databases), Internet resources, primary sources and search tips. See examples of guides we've created for other educators.

Homework Resources (Ideal for 3rd-12th grade)
Discover databases and other library resources for students.

Colorado & Western History (Ideal for 4th-12th grade)
Find unique information about local historical figures in our Colorful Coloradans Biographies or request a Primary Source Set (images, manuscripts, songs, historic newspapers, etc.) of materials. Contact us at

Professional Development (Ideal for all grades)
Book librarians for your next staff meeting or workshop. We can provide an overview of educator services or present on a custom topic. Areas of expertise include early learning, makerspaces and technology, children’s and teen literature, and research instruction. Contact Ask Us to tell us about your training needs.

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