Best libraries in Denver

Check out the top libraries in Denver, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Denver Central Library
1. Denver Central Library
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40 local reviews
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-1111
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Katherine
The largest library in the greater metro area is known for its books, photographs and maps about Denver's…
Andy
This library is massive and easy to pass through as you're exploring the city. It is right next to the Denver…
Robin
Across the street from the Denver Art Museum, the main branch of the Denver Public Library includes a large…
1. Denver Central Library
1. Denver Central Library
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40 local reviews
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-1111
Katherine
Katherine
The largest library in the greater metro area is known for its books, photographs and maps about Denver's frontier history. Great…
Andy
Andy
This library is massive and easy to pass through as you're exploring the city. It is right next to the Denver Art Museum and adjacent to…
Robin
Robin
Across the street from the Denver Art Museum, the main branch of the Denver Public Library includes a large Colorado history section and…
2. Denver Art Museum
2. Denver Art Museum
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535 local reviews
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 720-865-5000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Amy
It's beautiful inside and out. Always a great experience with the regular exhibits, restaurant, and gift shop;…
Minka
Look for the imposing grey tower next to the library with the red-orange sculpture and the sharp Hamilton wing…
Brittany
Check website for hours. Centrally located, walk-able, amazing architecture, located near downtown library,…
2. Denver Art Museum
2. Denver Art Museum
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535 local reviews
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 720-865-5000
Amy
Amy
It's beautiful inside and out. Always a great experience with the regular exhibits, restaurant, and gift shop; and interesting special…
Minka
Minka
Look for the imposing grey tower next to the library with the red-orange sculpture and the sharp Hamilton wing across 13th. Keep your eyes…
Brittany
Brittany
Check website for hours. Centrally located, walk-able, amazing architecture, located near downtown library, capitol building, parks, and…
3. Williams & Graham
3. Williams & Graham
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249 local reviews
3160 Tejon St, Denver
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 303-997-8886
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Lana
This is the craft cocktail bar that more or less started the scene in Denver. It is a speakeasy, hidden behind…
Clayton & Maryam
Excellent APPETIZER and drink menu, Williams and Graham is a local off the beaten path favorite to most locals…
Lindsey
You'll get looked over when you enter the faux library at the entrance, but once they decide you're…
3. Williams & Graham
3. Williams & Graham
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249 local reviews
3160 Tejon St, Denver
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 303-997-8886
Lana
Lana
This is the craft cocktail bar that more or less started the scene in Denver. It is a speakeasy, hidden behind library shelves, and the…
Clayton & Maryam
Clayton & Maryam
Excellent APPETIZER and drink menu, Williams and Graham is a local off the beaten path favorite to most locals in the Highlands and you…
Lindsey
Lindsey
You'll get looked over when you enter the faux library at the entrance, but once they decide you're table-worthy they'll lighten up and…
4. Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
4. Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
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7 local reviews
2401 Welton Street, Denver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-2401
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Arthur & Shannon
A public library one-block from our home! Grab a book, DVD or check out the historical/art rooms. Copier,…
Andy
This library is also a museum, telling the rich history of the Five Points neighborhood which was known as the…
James
Denver's African American Research Library. It's a really cool place that has a museum-like feel on the 2nd &…
4. Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
4. Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
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7 local reviews
2401 Welton Street, Denver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-2401
Arthur & Shannon
Arthur & Shannon
A public library one-block from our home! Grab a book, DVD or check out the historical/art rooms. Copier, scanner and printers available.
Andy
Andy
This library is also a museum, telling the rich history of the Five Points neighborhood which was known as the "Harlem of the West."
James
James
Denver's African American Research Library. It's a really cool place that has a museum-like feel on the 2nd & 3rd floors.
5. Woodbury Branch Library
5. Woodbury Branch Library
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4 local reviews
3265 Federal Blvd, Denver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-0930
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Allison
The Woodbury Library is just a couple of blocks away in a beautiful old building in the middle of Highland…
Cory
This is the closest branch of the Denver Public Library.
Stephanie
Charming local library branch.
5. Woodbury Branch Library
5. Woodbury Branch Library
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4 local reviews
3265 Federal Blvd, Denver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-0930
Allison
Allison
The Woodbury Library is just a couple of blocks away in a beautiful old building in the middle of Highland Park.
Cory
Cory
This is the closest branch of the Denver Public Library.
Stephanie
Stephanie
Charming local library branch.
6. Mercantile Dining and Provision
6. Mercantile Dining and Provision
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37 local reviews
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 720-460-3733
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Tippy & Chris
High-performance space includes a New American eatery, wine library, artisanal market & barista bar in Union…
Alec
High-performance space includes a New American eatery, wine library, artisanal market & barista bar.
6. Mercantile Dining and Provision
6. Mercantile Dining and Provision
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37 local reviews
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 720-460-3733
Tippy & Chris
Tippy & Chris
High-performance space includes a New American eatery, wine library, artisanal market & barista bar in Union Station.
Alec
Alec
High-performance space includes a New American eatery, wine library, artisanal market & barista bar.
7. Sam Gary Branch Library
7. Sam Gary Branch Library
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3 local reviews
2961 Roslyn St, Denver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-0325
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Stephanie
There is this local library branch within walking distance of the house. So if you want to borrow some books…
7. Sam Gary Branch Library
7. Sam Gary Branch Library
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3 local reviews
2961 Roslyn St, Denver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-0325
Stephanie
Stephanie
There is this local library branch within walking distance of the house. So if you want to borrow some books or have a quiet, free getaway…
8. Berkeley Lake
8. Berkeley Lake
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15 local reviews
Berkeley Lake, Denver
Natural featureEstablishment
Mark
Has a gym, indoor/outdoor pools, basketball courts, lake, Dog Park, tennis courts, Public Library and LARPERs…
Nina
Very close as well w/ basketball courts, tennis courts, local library and a trail around a large lake.
8. Berkeley Lake
8. Berkeley Lake
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15 local reviews
Berkeley Lake, Denver
Mark
Mark
Has a gym, indoor/outdoor pools, basketball courts, lake, Dog Park, tennis courts, Public Library and LARPERs with good weather.
Nina
Nina
Very close as well w/ basketball courts, tennis courts, local library and a trail around a large lake.
9. Colorado State Capitol
9. Colorado State Capitol
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117 local reviews
200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
Closed · Opens Monday 7:30 AM
+1 303-866-2604
Local government officePoint of interestEstablishment
Seth
Tour our capitol building. See the iconic golden dome. Really great area of denver too. East is Cap Hill -…
Amy
Beautiful newly refurbished gold-leaf done. Lovely park in front with Public Library and Denver Art Museum a…
9. Colorado State Capitol
9. Colorado State Capitol
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117 local reviews
200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
Closed · Opens Monday 7:30 AM
+1 303-866-2604
Seth
Seth
Tour our capitol building. See the iconic golden dome. Really great area of denver too. East is Cap Hill - trendy, hip. And to the west is…
Amy
Amy
Beautiful newly refurbished gold-leaf done. Lovely park in front with Public Library and Denver Art Museum a block away.
10. Stella's Gourmet Coffee and Such
10. Stella's Gourmet Coffee and Such
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41 local reviews
1476 S Pearl St, Denver
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 303-777-1031
CafeStorePoint of interest
Will
Best Coffee in the neighborhood. Relaxed place to hang out, it is a mix between a bar without alcohol and a…
Sarah
Great Coffee, and a great patio to hang out on during good weather. Inside can sometimes feel like a library.
10. Stella's Gourmet Coffee and Such
10. Stella's Gourmet Coffee and Such
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41 local reviews
1476 S Pearl St, Denver
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 303-777-1031
Will
Will
Best Coffee in the neighborhood. Relaxed place to hang out, it is a mix between a bar without alcohol and a library for DU Law students.
Sarah
Sarah
Great Coffee, and a great patio to hang out on during good weather. Inside can sometimes feel like a library.
11. Civic Center Park
11. Civic Center Park
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38 local reviews
101 14th Avenue, Denver
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 720-913-1311
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Patty
This large park has paved walking to connect the museum and library district to downtown. There's a giant…
Joan
The place to see the gold-domed state capitol, the Civic Center, the library, the Art Museum and whatever's…
11. Civic Center Park
11. Civic Center Park
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38 local reviews
101 14th Avenue, Denver
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 720-913-1311
Patty
Patty
This large park has paved walking to connect the museum and library district to downtown. There's a giant Greek amphitheater and statues…
Joan
Joan
The place to see the gold-domed state capitol, the Civic Center, the library, the Art Museum and whatever's happening downtown.
12. Olde Town Arvada
12. Olde Town Arvada
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22 local reviews
Olde Town Arvada, Arvada
NeighborhoodPolitical
Sean
Olde Town Arvada is THE model of Olde Town revivals. (The key is installing (and taxing) a Costco, it seems.)…
Blair
A fun area of Arvada with fabulous little shops and restaurants. Also in Olde Town is a library and plaza…
12. Olde Town Arvada
12. Olde Town Arvada
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22 local reviews
Olde Town Arvada, Arvada
Sean
Sean
Olde Town Arvada is THE model of Olde Town revivals. (The key is installing (and taxing) a Costco, it seems.) And this shining example of…
Blair
Blair
A fun area of Arvada with fabulous little shops and restaurants. Also in Olde Town is a library and plaza where there is a Farmers Market…