Walk-Up Service Desk Opens

Patrons may visit our walk-up service desk to speak with library staff. Library staff will pull requests for patrons, accept returns, and answer as many questions as we can. Stop by Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 12 pm and from 1 to 4:30 pm. We can’t wait to see you in person!

Request or Return Items

Local holds are available to Ouray Library patrons. Ouray patrons may place holds on Ouray resources. Library staff will pull resources for home delivery within city limits and surrounding neighborhoods. Delivery will be scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 1 and 5 PM.

We will continue to renew items and waive fines. If you have items to return, we can pick them up. If you are ready to return your resources, please email or call the library to schedule a pick up. Returns must be placed in a tied plastic bag or a folded paper bag. Email or call (970) 325-4616.

Essential Internet Access by Appointment

Essential internet access is available on an appointment-only basis. Appointments may be scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by calling (970) 325-4616 or emailing

Digital Resources and Virtual Programs

Please take advantage of the library’s digital resources: Cloud Library. Many more free online resources have been added to the site. The Ouray Library Facebook page will include daily updates as well as ideas for staying occupied and engaged during this time.

Summer Lunch Service

Thank you to El Pomar Foundation, the Telluride Foundation, and the Elks Lodge for generously supporting this summer lunch program.

The Ouray Library will begin distributing lunches for the summer. Lunch will be available for pickup outside the Ouray Library Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12 and 1 pm. To order, please call (970) 325-4616 or email by 10 am on the day of service.

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