Denver Public Library Card Perks!

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Denver Public Library Card Perks!


If you don’t have a Denver library card, you are definitely missing out on some of life’s perks! Any Colorado resident or student in-state attending a Colorado college or university may obtain a free Denver Public Library Card. Having a library card gets you special access to all kinds of great things around Denver and many of those things are free! It is super-simple to sign up for a library card and it’s free!

Denver Public Library Card Perks:


If you are starting your own small business or still in the planning stages, the Denver Public Library (DPL) has a comprehensive array of tools to help you succeed, which is called BizBoost. This library program offers free, one-on-one small-business research help and consulting (along with various reference materials, tech support and relevant classes).

Museum Passes and Cultural Tours

You can gain entry to many of Denver’s museums for free!

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • History Colorado Center
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts Behind the Scenes Tours
  • Denver Firefighters Museum
  • History Colorado Center
  • Molly Brown House Museum

To waive the fee all you have to do is go here. You can register up to thirty days in advance. Admission is valid for up to two adults plus a few guests (up to seven).

GoPro Camera

Check out a GoPro Hero3 White Edition for up to one week from the DPL, complete with accessories and a carrying case.

Kanopy Online Movie Streaming

You can stream the abundant selection of movies, and all online. All you have to do is sign up here.

Genealogy Resources

Genealogy enthusiasts, who want to avoid spending monthly fees, can use free DPL databases to access such sites as’s Library EditionAmerican Ancestors and MyHeritage, and others.

Language-Learning Software

DPL also has free online access to Mango Languages (an intuitive language-acquisition software). Cardholders have the opportunity to learn languages ranging from Spanish and French to Japanese, Portuguese, German, Mandarin, Greek, Italian, Russian, English and more.

Patent Assistance

The DPL is an official designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center. So, it provides access to publications and databases that can help with your preliminary patent and trademark search. Book a one-on-one appointment to learn patent basics, search strategies and more.

State Park Passes

DPL has a partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Families and individuals can check out free weeklong passes (good for admitting a car full of people) to any of Colorado’s 42 state parks. As a bonus, these passes come with an “adventure backpack” to help you take full advantage of the experience, with binoculars, maps and guides for identifying different plants and animals.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

(DCPA) offers a 15% discount on select shows. Limited numbers of ticket vouchers for select DCPA Theatre Company shows. Enter the drawing to win! 
See show descriptions and lottery dates

Vouchers are redeemable for two tickets.

Colorado Symphony

Limited numbers of ticket vouchers for select Colorado Symphony concerts. Enter the drawing to win! 
See concert descriptions and lottery dates

Vouchers are redeemable for two tickets.

Libraries in ECM Neighborhoods:


Ross-Barnum Branch Library

3570 West First Avenue – Denver, 80219


Elyria Swansea

Valdez-Perry Branch Library

4690 Vine Street – Denver, 80216


La Alma/Lincoln Park

Byers Branch Library

675 Santa Fe Drive – Denver, 80204



Westwood Branch Library

1000 S. Lowell Blvd. 80219


You an Register online to:

A permanent library card is required to:

To receive your permanent library card, present photo identification and verification of Colorado address at any of our locations. Applicants 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with picture ID and proof of address.

For the complete list of features and benefits visit the Denver Public Library website.

Register for a library card here.


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