Library eCard Signup (ideal for all grades)
It's free for all Colorado residents to get a library card at Denver Public Library. Sign up for an eCard for immediate access to hundreds of research databases, online courses, and eMedia resources. Click here for a video tutorial in English or in Spanish on how to sign up for your eCard.
eBook Access (ideal for all grades)
Denver Public Library’s Overdrive eBook and eAudio Book collections are now available to all Denver Public Schools students through the Sora app or at soraapp.com using a DPS student ID number. Here’s how to link the two! People with a Denver Public Library card can also access DPL's eBook collection directly, along with audio eBooks for all ages through RB Digital.
Click here for more details on using DPL eBooks and eAudio Books as well as accessing free eBooks and eAudio Books from other online resources.
Virtual Visits to Your Classroom (ideal for PreK-12th grade)
Bring the library to you! Library staff are available to visit your online class for customized book shares, library orientations, research help, storytimes and more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to setup a visit for PreK-5th grades or email@example.com for 6th-12th grades.
- Menu of Options for Virtual K-5th Grade Classroom Visits
- Menu of Options for Virtual 6-12th Grade Classroom Visits
Virtual Learning Resources (ideal for PreK-12th grade)
Tell us about your virtual learning needs and we’ll send you a list of links to high quality information curated by librarians. Click here to request resources for PreK-8th grade and here for 9th-12th grade. You can also browse our resources below.
- Denver Public Library Databases for Kids (free with a library card)
- Colorful Coloradans Biographies (no library card needed)
- Curated Web Resources for Reading, Playing and Learning at Home With Kids of All Ages
- Kanopy for Kids Free Movie Streaming Service (includes educational videos; free with library card)
- Homework Help for Teens on Denver Public Library's Evolver
- Virtual Services for 6th - 12th Educators and Students: Video Tutorials
Student Research Appointments (ideal for 7th-12th grade)
Online, one-on-one librarian help with your research assignment, held online through our Ask Us service or Google Hangouts.
Ask Us 24/7 Chat Service (ideal for 5th-12th grade)
Online chat with a librarian to get answers to questions, research guidance, and online information. Ask Us! can be used anonymously, with or without a library card. Chat Guidelines for Educators.
Free and Low-Cost Tech Resources in Denver (ideal for all ages)
This list of free and low-cost technology resources was compiled by the Denver Digital Equity Coalition, a group of local stakeholders working collaboratively to address the digital divide and improve digital equity in the city of Denver
Listen along as our Denver Public Library staff read aloud from some favorite books. Stream a story during the day for a quick break or at bedtime for a cozy goodnight. New videos posted weekdays at 12 p.m.
Book Recommendations (ideal for birth-12th grade)
Visit our kid and teen websites for book lists at all reading levels. Discover our Best and Brightest list of fresh titles each year. Have a reader with particular interests? Request a customized booklist for kids or teens.
Don't forget DPS's own library services where you can find additional tools and information to support your classroom!