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The Denver Public Library (DPL) system plays an important role in childhood and adult literacy, readiness to learn, student achievement, lifelong learning, and providing a point of entry for new technology users. DPL libraries have a strong economic impact through services that improve workforce skills and small business development.

They also provide a high return because these materials are beyond affordability for many individuals. In the recent past, materials used by DPL visitors have added up to a cost of $130 million, and materials valued at $4 million were loaned to Denver Public Schools for classroom use. Ballot measure 1C is funding over $51.8 million in deferred maintenance and new construction of library facilities throughout the City.

 

Refurbishments/ADA Compliance Upgrades

Much needed library improvements were postponed throughout the early 2000s.  With the passage of the Better Denver Bond Program and ballot measure 1C, 23 existing DPL facilities were identified for bond-funded improvements. Refurbishments were made to roofs, HVAC systems, boilers, electrical systems, fire alarms, and network infrastructure, and where necessary buildings were brought into compliance with the latest Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.

Bond funding also enabled improvements to interior finishes, fixtures and furniture, and allowed for technology updates including the installation of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems throughout all branch libraries. RFID stations allow for automated self-checkout of library materials to enhance how customers access and acquire library materials.

Renovation comprising RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, landscaping and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish, RFID, and technology improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system and RFID improvements as well as installation of a new book sorter.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

Renovation comprising building system, interior finish and RFID improvements.

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New Libraries

Lastly, three new branch libraries have been constructed for underserved or high-growth Denver communities: Green Valley Ranch, Stapleton and West Denver.

Design and construction of new branch library.

Design and construction of new branch library.

Design and construction of new branch library.

Project Reports

Each report includes scope, cost, schedule and project team information.