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. This service is available thanks to the LSTA ARPA State Grant. Need help? See Mango’s support pages.

Video Streaming

Kanopy video streaming gives patrons access to thousands of movies with your library card. Kanopy Kids includes a collection of movies and shows for kids available in public libraries only. Kanopy Kids features unlimited views, so kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series. This service is available  thanks to the LSTA ARPA State Grant. Need help? See the Kanopy guide for public library users.

eBooks and Digital Audio

The Cloud Library Collection on AspenCat features thousands of new releases and books by popular authors such as Alice Hoffman, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, and Hilary Mantel 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. This service is available thanks to a Woman’s Club of Ouray County Grant. Need Help? See Cloud Library support.

Shoutbomb Text Notification

Shoutbomb Text Notification Instructions (PDF). 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

The 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

The 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 resume (DOC), functional resume (DOC), and combination resume (DOC) types.

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