Discover a world of information and entertainment online at DouglasCountyLibraries.org. The website offers access to the library catalog; library card registration; library account management, book renewals and reserves; live homework help; 24/7 reference help; over seventy expert research resources; interlibrary loans and purchase requests; downloadable audiobooks; reading suggestions and reader’s advisory services; information on library programs and services; special sections for book lovers, children and teens; community links and information; Douglas County history; monthly calendars and more.
The mission of the Douglas County Libraries Foundation is to support the institutional goals and cultural celebrations of Douglas County Libraries. As a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 status, the Foundation provides a tax-deductible means through which sponsorships, gifts, bequests, memorials and grants can be made to the library. For more information, go online to Foundation.DouglasCountyLibraries.org  or call 303-688-7638.
In addition to full-scale reference service at our regional libraries, and well-trained and helpful staff at all of our branches, DouglasCountyLibraries.org  features anytime access to a wealth of research tools. Our Research section offers over seventy expert databases, iGuides and more. Live Homework Help connects expert tutors with students in grades 3-12 everyday.
In an effort to boost early childhood literacy, Douglas County Libraries employs the American Library Association’s “Every Child Ready to Read” approach to storytime. The program is based on current research in early literacy and brain development which indicates that it is never too early to prepare children for success as readers. Storytime schedules and weekly themes vary at our libraries. Current storytime schedules are always online at DouglasCountyLibraries.org - go to the "Locations" tab and click on the branch for more information.
Douglas County Libraries offers a wide variety of educational and fun activities for children, teens and adults throughout the year, as well as several literature events (Author Extravaganza, Colorado Author Series, and Douglas County Writers Conference). We offer youth reading programs in the spring and summer, as well as summer reading programs for teens and adults. Monthly calendars of events and our biannual magazine, Access, are available at each library. Monthly calendars are also available at DouglasCountyLibraries.org - click on the Events calendar icon.
Volunteering provides new job skills, enhances personal growth and encourages community involvement. Volunteering at Douglas County Libraries can fulfill high school graduation requirements and other community service obligations. Potential volunteers can logon to DouglasCountyLibraries.org, contact their local library or call Volunteer Services at 303-791-READ.
The Douglas County Libraries Adult Literacy Program provides free, one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to learn English as a second language, prepare for the GED exam or improve basic skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, spelling or math. The Program also provides volunteer conversation partners for adults who have learned English in their native countries, but need practice speaking it in an informal setting. To participate in the program or volunteer, please call 303-791-READ.