Online Resources

Residents of the City of Ouray may request a library card online.


Language Resources

Mango languages features more than 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology. Every self-paced language course introduces the learner to cultural insights and grammatical nuances specific to their language of choice, delivered through native speaker dialogue, and created with each individual learner in mind.


Online Youth Resources

Tumblebooks,tumblebooks.jpg an online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.




pebblego-logo-headerPebbleGo, the Emergent Reader Research Solution, an online subscription of four databases: Animals, Science, Biographies, and Social Studies. Contact us for logon set





Online Adult Resources

Aspen Cat eBooksThe Cloud Library Collection on AspenCat, generously sponsored through 2019 by the Woman’s Club of Ouray County. Popular authors include Stephen King, Nora Roberts, and Stieg Larsson as well as Colorado authors like Connie Willis and Diane Mott Davidson. Children’s and young adult resources are also available. Patrons can access the new ebooks and digital audio books with their library card. For instructions to set up the Cloud Library on your device, please visit the help page.



Shoutbomb Text Notification

Shoutbomb Text Notification Instructions – Receive text notifications on your phone when requested items are ready for pickup and when items you are borrowing are overdue. You can use your phone to renew your items and display fines and fees. Signing up is free and works with all phones that can receive SMS messages.


Colorado Grants Guide®

We host the Colorado Grants Guide® – Colorado’s leading online tool for grant funding research. Access this database for free via our in house library services, and gain access to over 780+ profiles of local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, and government agencies that support Colorado nonprofit organizations and more. Gain online access to current information on funding opportunities available to Colorado-based nonprofits and community organizations.


Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

chnc_logo_webThe Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection includes more than 600,000 digitized pages, representing 160+ individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Due to copyright restrictions, CHNC does not generally include newspapers published after 1923.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

CDLE-Logo-4The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment connects job seekers with great jobs, provides an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy to help decision making, assists workers who have been injured on the job, ensures fair labor practices, helps those who have lost their jobs by providing temporary wage replacement through unemployment benefits, and protects the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs. The CDLE offers resume guidance, including templates for chronological, functional, and combination resumes.


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