About Us

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


Contact Us

Map to the Library

Library Hours (updated November 2020)

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

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.

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


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
  • Colorado COVID Relief Fund
  • Colorado Library Consortium
  • Duckett’s Market
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • Elks Lodge #492
  • George Gardner Scholarship Fund
  • Hockersmith & Whitmore, LLC
  • Ouray County Food Pantry
  • Telluride 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.

Donors and Supporters

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

  • Alpine Bank $100
  • Bon Ton Brunch for Books $1,280
  • Citizens State Bank $200
  • Colorado Department of Education, State Grant for Libraries $5,000
  • Dave and Mary Wood Endowment $5,000
  • Friends of the Library Holiday Luncheon $5,500
  • Kisinger Family Foundation $500
  • Massard Trust $750
  • Mountain Air Music Series $1,185
  • Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation $2,400
  • Ouray Colorado Community Fund $1,000
  • Ouray Library Book Sale $2,300
  • Telluride Foundation $2,100
  • Women’s Club of Ouray County $500
  • Zanett Foundation $3,000
  • And more than $5,000 in individual donations!

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