Press Kit

Press Kit

Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning.

Through engagement, education, and entertainment, Douglas County Libraries transforms lives and builds community.


Douglas County Libraries is the fourth largest library system in Colorado. Our mission is to be a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and we play a vital role in the life of our community. We lend more than eight million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, e-books, and audiobooks every year, including more children’s materials than any other Colorado library.

Our seven locations offer a large collection of popular materials, children’s books, reference materials, downloadable audio, video and e-books, wireless access, public computers for kids and adults, and friendly, professional staff. Study rooms and large public meeting rooms are available to the public. We offer reading programs for all ages, used book sales, more than 75 Storytimes each week, writing groups, book clubs and a wide variety of fun and interesting programs for all ages.

Online resources include research databases, homework help, the library catalog, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, account access for reserving and renewing items, reading recommendations, links to Douglas County history and community information. We also offer reference assistance via phone, email or text, and access to accounts and many services via DCL to Go, our mobile smart phone application.

Douglas County Libraries is consistently ranked among the top public libraries in the nation for the population we serve. We value helpful service to all, exploration and discovery, community connections and innovation. Our branches comprise an independent library district funded by a 4.0 mill levy approved by Douglas County voters in 1996. For more about our budget, our stewardship of public funds and our citizens’ return on their investment, visit our website and click on Transparency.