Aurora Public Library

14949 East Alameda Parkway

About Us:

The Aurora Public Library is recognized as one of Colorado's most active and cost-efficient library systems. In addition to visiting any of seven library branches, the public can access Odyssey, the library's online catalog. Odyssey contains all library materials available for loan, including books, government documents, video tapes, databases, audio cassettes, CDs and DVDs.

The library strives to provide the best services, programs and materials collections at a minimal cost to tax paying residents. Library cards are available to Aurora residents free of charge from any Aurora Library branch.
The Aurora Public Library was first established in 1929 as a single-room library in a house at 1516 Dallas Street. The library now offers seven locations to serve Aurora's residents.


Michael Caldbeck

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Helpful staff and a good quit environment. It's good if you need a place to study. They have study rooms, computers, printers, wifi connection and of course books and movies. I came here a lot when I was a college student because it was kind of comfortable. At times, it does take a while for a study room to open up. The staff will also try to help if you're having problems. Center Point is across the street too.

Emily Cai

Friday, July 13, 2018
This is a rather small library I doesn't have that much of a selection. If you want a huge selection of books in many different languages, I highly recommend the library in Downtown Denver, but this one is good if you need like to print stuff and computer usage. I had a ton of fun here when I was a kid and had a great laugh editing all the wiki pages.

Sage Nunez

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Staff is incredibly helpful and kind! Sign up was very easy. Yes, there are homeless people here as someone mentioned, but the homeless population has to go somewhere; libraries are free and thus the best choice. Let security know if anyone harasses you. I requested a book maybe two days ago and it’s already in. Hours are awesome. My only complaint is what’s in stock—or I guess what isn’t. I would love to see some more LGBTQ books on the shelves. I managed to find one history book on my wish list of eight books; it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for either as it was a history of Hollywood sexuality, and not, say, a history of the Lavender Menace. All in all, though, excellent staff, quick service, and fantastic hours.

l t

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Wonderful place to relax and/or study. There is something really comfy about this Library. Lots of private and quiet study areas. It is easy to find what you're looking for. The size is perfect for the location. Friendly staff, vending machines if you get hungry, and you can even purchase a pen or pencil if you forgot to bring one.

january jones

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Homeless Public Library should be name of this location and I'm completely okay with that because as a human being we are caring and compassionate individuals so we are always welcoming but I feel it should be for all individuals. I recently relocated to Denver and this library is close to my home. The first time I attempted to use the study room it was completely booked not because they care enough to regulate the time because they don't have a time limit, everyday I made an attempt for two weeks and the same homeless lady was in the study room asleep everyday I bought it to the attention of staff that the rooms are supposed to be used for studying they politely told me that they can go in a wake her but that is all that they can do. No rules at all on what is done at this library kids roam free and can be loud, bathrooms are not usable because they are not frequently cleaned, people begging inside the library for money and cigarettes, the only safety you have is knowing when you leave the police station is nearby.

Recent News

Aurora Public Library Partners with Hoopla Digital, Gives Patrons Online/Mobile Access

Aurora, CO -- Aurora Public Library (APL) announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (www.hoopladigital…

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Aurora Public Library Partners with Museo de las Americas for Week’s Free Membership

Aurora, CO - The Aurora Public Library celebrates the art of the Latino community with a special offer. Museo de las Americas has supplied Aurora with 10 memberships for the library’s collection. The one week membership entitles the bearer to the f…

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College Students Access Books and Resources in the Smartlocker

Aurora, CO - The Aurora Public Library is partnering with Community College of Aurora (CCA) to provide students with hands-on access to more than 30 million library books, articles and other materials from libraries across the state. Students will us…

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Fun for Felines - Give Back at Your Library

Aurora, CO -- Join the Aurora Public Library in making cat toys to be donated to the Aurora Animal Shelter as part of the Give Back at Your Library program. You can help a cat or kitten stay entertained while keeping them healthy by providing valuab…

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'Stress, Strength and Hope' at Aurora Public Library

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Aurora Public Library Gets Outside The Lines National Initiative Aims To Shift Public Perception Of Libraries

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Got the Card? Get the Sticker: Aurora Public Library launches Rewards Program

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Storytime with Mayor Steve Hogan for One Book 4 Colorado

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Aurora Public Library Newsletter - August 2013

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Check Your Energy Costs with a Power Meter

AURORA, CO---The Aurora Public Library, in partnership with Xcel Energy, is now offering power meters for customers to check out.  Library patrons can check the energy usage of various household appliances, such as refrigerators, microwaves and …

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Discover 'Science in the Stacks' This Summer at the Aurora Central Library

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Dig Into Reading -- Summer Reading Program Kicks Off May 25, 2013

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Join Radio Disney at the Aurora Public Libraries for Black History Month

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