Pitkin County Library

Following the guidance of Public Health officials, we are taking steps to help keep our community safe and to help efforts to reduce transmission rates.

Self service pick-up and over-the-phone assistance from staff are available:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00:am - 4:45 pm
Sunday:  12:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Phone: 970-429-1900

Services Available

Computer Services Available in the Dunaway Community Room

  • Masks that cover the mouth and nose must be worn at all times.  If we have to ask you to wear your mask properly more than once, you will be asked to leave for the day. 
  • Library computers are available for 1-hour sessions, which may be extended for a n additional hour depending on demand.
  • Reservations may be made if there is a wait.
  • Patrons are welcome to bring their own laptops as well, with the same time limits in place.
  • Capacity is limited to 8 users at one time, with social distancing measures in place.
  • Printing services are available in the Dunaway Community Room.
  • Copying services will be handled by staff.  Please ask a staff member in the Dunaway Community Room for assistance with any copying needs.

Self-Service Pick Up

  • To put an item on hold search the Library's online catalog or call us at 970-429-1900.
  • You will receive an email notification or phone call when you holds are ready, depending on your contact preferences.
  • All holds are available inside the main entrance doors in alphabetical order by your last name.  (Patrons who requested a Snowmass Village pick up can still pick up their holds at the Rec Center)
  • Items are already checked out and ready to be taken home.
  • Please pick up your items within 3 days.
  • Don't forget about all our unique offerings in addition to books and movies:
    • Through our Library Lab, you can check out games, puzzles, sewing machines, art sets, robotics and coding kits, instruments, photography equipment and more. Click here for a full list of Lab items.
    • Extra copies of local and national newspapers, as well as Book Page and Library Reads, are available in the foyer for you to take home.

Virtual Events & Book Clubs

  • See our event calendar for a listing of upcoming virtual events, including author talks, story times, book clubs and more

Digital Resources

  • Tools for language learning, resume-writing, DIY, genealogy, research and study help, smart finances, and more can all be found under Digital Resources
  • Check out digital books, audio books, magazines, music, movies, and more under Download & Stream


Q:  Can I come in to use a computer?
A:  Yes!  The Dunaway Community Room Computer Lab is open.  You are welcome to access library computers for 1-hour sessions.  Patrons are welcome to bring their own laptops as well, with the same time limits in place.  Masks that cover the mouth and nose must be worn at all times.  Additionally , you may check out a library laptop for use outside the library building only (due to networking).  Stay tuned for news about check-out-able Chromebooks that will be made available soon.  Printing is available in the Dunaway Community Room Computer Lab or by uploading your document 
here and calling staff when you are ready to retrieve your print(s).

Q:  I'm trying to log in to an online resource, but it's saying I need to speak to a staff member about my library card/account.  What does this mean?
A:  If you cannot successfully sign up for or log in to one of our online resources, your library card may be expired.  Not to worry!  Call us at 970-429-1900, and we will update it for you.

Q:  I don't have a Pitkin County Library card.  Can I sign up for one?
A:  Yes, Please call us at 970-429-1900 when you are outside the building and we will bring a library card application out to you.  Please have  photo I.D. ready.

Q:  I'm doing some cleaning up; can I bring book donations to the library?
A:  We are NOT taking book donations at this time.  Please respect this change; we will inform the public when we are able to take donations again.

Pitkin County Library remains dedicated to its mission to inspire lifelong learning by providing free and equitable access to physical and digital resources that educate, entertain and foster community connections and growth.  Thank you for supporting our library and respecting our obligation to our community to do our part to limit community transmission.


Thank you for your interest in the Pitkin County Library. Please continue to the Library website by CLICKING HERE.

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