About Us


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

Phone:
970-325-4616

Contact Us

Map to the Library

Library Hours (updated January 2021)

Walk-up service desk: Monday to Friday
10:15 am to 12:30 pm & 1 to 4:45 pm

Delivery and pickup: Please call to request service.

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

Weekend backpack program: Fridays after school (register at ProgramsOurayPL@gmail.com)

Appointments are on hold: Monday to Friday
10:15 am to 12:30 pm & 1 to 4:45 pm

 

COVID-19 Relief

The Ouray Public Library extends heartfelt thanks to the organizations that have so generously provided additional support during the pandemic:

  • Artisan Bakery
  • Basin Electric
  • Colorado Library Consortium
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • Elks Lodge #492
  • George Gardner Scholarship Fund
  • Hockersmith & Whitmore, LLC
  • LSTA Cares Act
  • Mile High Colorado COVID Relief Fund
  • Ouray County Food Pantry
  • Ouray Grocery (formerly Duckett’s Market)
  • Ouray Trail Run
  • San Miguel Power Authority
  • Telluride Foundation
  • 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 2020 contributions:

  • Colorado Department of Education, State Grant for Libraries
  • Dave and Mary Wood Endowment
  • Friends of the Library
  • Kisinger Family Foundation
  • Massard Trust
  • Ouray Colorado Community Fund
  • 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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