Browsing and Walk-Up Services Available (April 2021)

Patrons may browse our collections or 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. Monday to Friday — 10:15 am to 4:45 pm.

Browsing Appointments Available

Patrons at risk or who wish to have exclusive browsing privileges may make appointments to browse our collections. During this time, access to collections would be limited to the patron or family requesting use. Appointments are made for the current week only: Monday to Friday — 10:15 am to 4:45 pm. Face masks/coverings are required to enter the facility and while browsing the collections.

Computer and Internet Access by Appointment

Internet and computer access is available on an appointment basis, including time to use personal devices. Patrons are limited to one computer session per day and technical assistance will not be available. Appointments are made for the current week only. Schedule a 30-minute appointment by calling (970) 325-4616 or emailing Face masks/coverings are required while using a computer or personal device.

Home Delivery and Pickups

For homebound or quarantined patrons, staff will pull resources for delivery and schedule pickups within city limits and surrounding neighborhoods. Returns must be placed in a tied plastic bag or a folded paper bag. To schedule, email or call (970) 325-4616. Delivery is offered upon request.

Curbside WiFi Access

The Ouray Library’s public WiFi access is now available from the bench outside City Hall or from parked cars facing the curb. Network: Ouray Library – Public. No password required.

Print Requests

Send print requests to and call 970-325-4616. Please attach a PDF or Word file. Print jobs are single-sided black-and-white only. Staff cannot access links to download documents from websites. Up to 5 pages are free; additional pages are $0.25 each.

Book Sale and Book Donations

Stand by for news about the 2021 Ouray Library book sale. We are not taking donations at this time, but we hope to be able to accept donations this summer. Please do not leave donations on library property.

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.

Weekend Backpack Program

The Ouray Library is distributing weekend backpacks through Summer 2021. Backpacks are available for pickup at the Ouray Library on Fridays after school. To enroll in the program, please call (970) 325-4616 or email

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