Museum members may check out books with their membership
card. In addition to adult books in Museum areas of interest, there
are 2,000 children's books, which are great resources for school
The library provides background materials for temporary
exhibitions, reference materials for research projects, and
training videos for various departments. Volunteers may check books
out with their volunteer badge.
FOR MUSEUM STAFF
The library supports Museum research, exhibits, and
education with technical books, scientific journals, and electronic
resources. Staff may check out materials with their employee
FOR MUSEUM VISITORS
Museum visitors who have a library card from a Colorado
public library may check out books. Museum books can be returned to
any public library in Colorado. Access to the Bailey Library is
included in Museum admission. Researchers who wish to use the
Bailey Library may call ahead for an appointment.
The Museum loans books to patrons of other libraries
worldwide through the OCLC system, which makes the library's unique
resources widely available.