The Library Services department within ETLS is the central library resource office for Denver Public Schools. We provide online catalogs (LION) and educational databases to the Library Media Centers, and also house an extensive central collection of Classroom Resource and Professional materials for circulation to DPS teachers.

We also assist with the acquisition of materials for the school libraries, the development and maintenance of the collections, and help promote the relationship between libraries and student achievement at DPS.

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Vision for Students:

DPS Students have a joy of reading and inquiry, and the skills and knowledge to become accomplished readers and 21st century learners. 21st century learners are self-directed, collaborative, digitally literate problem solvers and communicators who think critically and creatively.

Vision for Library Programs:

DPS Library programs and staff collaboratively empower school communities with the educational experiences, access to resources, knowledge and skills to build a joy of and proficiency in reading, inquiry and 21st century learning.


Library Services supports the equitable development of libraries and library educators that facilitate highly effective communities of 21st century inquiry and literacy, which positively impact students' academic achievement and encourage personalized learning by...

  • Providing guidance in instruction and professional learning opportunities and that build capacity in our DPS community in the areas of inquiry, digital literacy and citizenship, digital content and tools, reading motivation, collection development and personalized learning.
  • Advocating for accessible, intellectually safe and engaging, and collaborative 21st century library learning environments rich in resources, both physical and virtual.
  • Creating equitable access to diverse, high quality physical and digital resources which align with students’ interests, abilities and curriculum.

Classroom Resource Library

The Classroom Resource Library’s services include circulating English and/or Spanish language materials and helping librarians and teachers select appropriate curriculum-based materials for classroom units. More info >>

Professional Library

A research center for teachers, librarians, and administrators. Materials cover educational theory, teaching strategies, library research skills, and curriculum-supported inquiry-based material. More info >>

The Alma Project

The Alma Project is a program that provides multicultural curriculum for early childhood education (ECE) through twelfth grade. The project supports the cultural infusion of standards-based lessons into the daily curriculum. More info >>