The mission of the Dolores Public Library is to provide an environment that encourages reading by all groups. The library provides resources that assist the community’s pursuit of educational objectives and intellectual and emotional growth.
The library is located on the Dolores River and was constructed in 2004. A community room can be reserved for public use, a comfortable setting is available for quiet reading overlooking the river, along with outdoor tables and chairs.
Computer work stations and laptops are accessible for patron and public use, and wireless is always available.
Collection and Materials
The library belongs to a Colorado consortium that offers a union catalog and allows for interlibrary loans. We maintain special collections which include Colorado History, Anthropology/Archaeology, and Railroad Reference. Periodical subscriptions are varied and numerous and all local newspapers are available.
The library has one full-time and four part-time employees. The staff is dedicated to provide the best service to the community and its needs.