Dolores Public Library Mission

Your community source for knowledge, personal growth, and opportunities for lifelong learning!



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.

Friends of the Dolores Library

The purpose of the Friends of the Dolores Public Library is to support the library’s visions and goals. As advocates, the Friends engage in fundraising activities and seek volunteers to assist in projects at the library.

Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in promoting the further development of the library.

We are always looking for volunteers to join the Dolores Library Friends group! If you’re interested please contact friendsdoloreslibrary@gmail.com

Download a Friends membership application


Do you shop on Amazon? Shop via smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of your purchase gets donated to the Friends of the Dolores Library! There are tens of millions of products available for AmazonSmile donations!


If you enjoy the services provided by the Dolores Public Library and would like to support our efforts, then please consider donating directly to our tax-exempt Library District. To donate to the library you can put money directly into the small donation box at the Circulation Desk, send a check payable to the Dolores Public Library to PO Box 847, Dolores, CO 81323, or donate online to the Dolores Library District Fund in Memory of Clifford C. Fossum through Onward! A legacy Foundation here. Thank you for your consideration.