About Us

320 6th Avenue
P.O. Box 625
Ouray, Co 81427


Contact Us

Map to the Library


Library Hours (updated September 2021)

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed

Print requests: Send to PrintOurayPL@gmail.com and call 970-325-4616.

Ouray student backpack program: Please request at the front desk.

Delivery and pickup: Please call to request service.


COVID-19 Relief and Recovery

The Ouray Public Library extends heartfelt thanks to the organizations that so generously provided additional support during the pandemic and that continue to support our recovery efforts:

  • Artisan Bakery
  • Basin Electric
  • Colorado Library Consortium
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • Elks Lodge #492
  • George Gardner Scholarship Fund
  • Hockersmith & Whitmore, LLC
  • LSTA American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant
  • LSTA Cares Act Funding for Libraries
  • Mile High Colorado COVID Relief Fund
  • Ouray County Community Fund (Citizens State Bank)
  • Ouray County Food Pantry
  • Ouray Grocery (formerly Duckett’s Market)
  • Ouray Trail Run
  • San Miguel Power Authority
  • Telluride Foundation
  • Western Colorado Community Foundation: Recovery and Resilience for Youth
  • Women’s Club of Ouray County

Donors and Supporters

The Ouray Public Library’s ongoing efforts are supported thanks to the generosity and support of our funders, donors, and patrons. We graciously thank the following for their 2021 contributions:

  • Colorado Department of Education, State Grant for Libraries
  • Dave and Mary Wood Endowment
  • Friends of the Library
  • Kissinger Family Foundation
  • Massard Trust
  • Ouray County Community Fund (Citizens State Bank)
  • Telluride Foundation
  • USDA Community Facilities Grant
  • Western Colorado Community Foundation
  • Women’s Club of Ouray County
  • Zanett Foundation

The Library

The Ouray Public Library offers complete collections of fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and youth books, periodicals, movies, audio, and e-resources. The library also houses a special collection of Ouray and Ouray County books. Geared toward our outdoor community, the library holds a subscription to the Alpinist, which is bound annually, as well as an extensive collection of books on outdoor activities in Ouray County and the San Juan Mountains, including ice climbing, hiking, avalanche safety, and travel guides.

Strategic Plan

The Ouray Library Strategic Plan was submitted to and approved by the Board of Trustees of the Ouray Library District on January 11, 2017. The plan was reviewed and updated in January 2019.

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