The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on July 1 and 2 for concerts.

The Helen Fowler Library holds a significant collection of botanical and horticultural materials about the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Helen Fowler Library is closed and will reopen in mid 2020 in the new Freyer – Newman Center.


When is the latest I can check out library materials in anticipation of the library closing? 
February 28 was the last date to check out library materials. Please return all library materials to the book return box outside the library.

When is the library closing?
The library will close temporarily beginning April 28, 2019. Gardening Help will remain accessible in the library Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

How can I get library assistance?
During the closure, librarians will continue to be available to answer your questions via telephone or email. Call 720-865-3570 or email You can also visit us in our temporary offices near the Info Desk starting in July. Librarians will be available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. in the El Pomar room near the Info Desk in Boettcher Memorial Hall.

Where will all of your books go?
The library collections will be safely stored offsite in a climate controlled secure library storage facility.

Where do I return library books?
Please return books to a librarian in our temporary location in the El Pomar room in the Boettcher Memorial Center.

Can I donate books to the Library?
During this transition, we will not have space to store book donations. Visit us again in 2020 or visit your local public library to make a donation.

Will the library be gaining more space?
Yes, both behind-the-scenes spaces and public spaces will grow. To see for yourself, here’s more information about the Freyer – Newman Center.

Is Gardening Help still available?
Yes! Colorado Master Gardeners will be happy to help you throughout the year.

How do I sign up for your eBooks?
Librarians can set up an account for members. Email with your name and member number, and we’ll write back with more information.

What can I do to help the Library?
The biggest help we currently need is getting books returned. We want to open in 2020 with all of them! The second best way to help is to stay in touch. We’ll send periodic updates if you sign up for our e-newsletter

Can I volunteer while the library is closed?
Contact the Volunteer Services Department for current volunteering opportunities. Email or call 720-­865-­3609.