The Surprising Perks of Having a Denver Library Card

April 23, 2023 / Comments (0)


Here’s are some of the under-the-radar resources your Denver library card can score you.

Here are more than dozen free services available to cardholders:

Technology: Borrow a Chromebook laptop and mobile WiFi hotspot for up to three months.

?️ Recreation: Access bicycle repair kits for two hours to fix a flat or adjust your frame.

Tools: Use power tools, ladders, lawnmowers and more with a photo ID and signed safety waiver.

  • Sewing machines equipped with prewound bobbins and spare needles are available at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales location for up to four weeks.
  • Laser cutters and engravers in DPL’s ideaLABs — free creative spaces for people to make music, videos and games — can be reserved for up to two hours, once a week. A signed safety waiver is required.
  • 3D printers can also be accessed with a reservation in DPL’s ideaLabs. Library staff must approve the design and materials being printed before access is granted, however.

For home: Borrow a draft check meter for up to three weeks to locate air leaks along walls, molding, ductwork and more.