We have temporarily closed all Denver Botanic Gardens locations. Denver Botanic Gardens’ response to COVID-19

The collection of approximately 25,000 titles includes subjects such as:

  • Gardening, horticulture, botany, agriculture and landscaping
  • Colorado native plants and world flora
  • Botanical art and illustration;
  • Medical botany, ethnobotany, plant pests and diseases and plant lore
  • A large selection of children’s books, fiction, DVDs and videos

Visitors are encouraged to peruse the shelves, research within the Helen Fowler Library and ask questions of Library staff and volunteers during open hours. Access to our online catalog to search for materials for subject, title, author or keyword.

Librarians are available to provide research assistance and answer questions about the Library.

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

Library Use & Etiquette

For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, please remember:

  • Be considerate of others. No loud music or activities.
  • No food or drink.
  • Respect the collections; do not allow children to pull or push books onto the floor.
  • When you are done, place your books in the baskets located on the table and the window ledges.
  • Do not leave children unattended.
  • The Kid’s Corner is reserved for use by children and their families.
  • Sleeping is not permitted anywhere in the library.
  • Do not enter the staff areas.

The Library will be a research area for Gardens’ members, employees and other visitors. While you’re in the Library, please remember that others may be trying to concentrate on their work. Therefore, use quiet voices and take turns speaking. Remember the librarians are there to help you, so you can always ask them for help.