Bemis Library has expanded its hours to 55 hours per week to better serve the community. While COVID-19 remains an ongoing concern, the library has measures in place to help protect the safety of staff and library patrons.
Expanded Library Hours:
• Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Closed Sundays and holidays
The curbside service will continue to be available on an as-needed basis during the library's regular hours of operation. Study rooms are available for up to two hours per group, per day. Computer sessions have been increased to two hours per person, per day.
Bemis Public Library is a member of the Marmot Library Network consortium. Marmot membership allows Bemis Library to share resources with more than two dozen other public and academic libraries throughout Colorado. Bemis patrons have access to more than 3 million items in the library catalog as a result of Marmot membership.
Bemis Public Library is also a member of the Prospector Union Catalog; a union catalog of over fifty academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Bemis patrons have access to more than 30 million items via the Prospector catalog.
What is "Bemis?" (pronounced bee'-mis)
Read a digital copy of Edwin A. Bemis' autobiography, So I Took an Apple, a fascinating account of one of Littleton's most accomplished citizens. The book includes many stories about early Littleton and local personalities. The Bemis Public Library was named in honor of Ed Bemis.
Mission and Values
Bemis Public Library connects its community to reliable information, enriches lives through dynamic programming and services, and is open and welcoming to all.
Setting the bar for extraordinary library services and resources in the Denver metro area.
Taking risks, seeking creative solutions, and proactively problem solving.
Seeking feedback from our community to provide relevant resources, materials, and services for their ever-changing needs.
Maintaining positive and constructive relationships with our external and internal customers.
Offering expert and excellent customer service as demonstrated by our actions and attitudes.
The Edwin A. Bemis Public Library is responsible for meeting the informational, educational, recreational, and cultural needs of Littleton citizens. These goals are achieved through the acquisition of library materials in a variety of formats, access to online resources via the Internet, circulation and reference services, interlibrary loan activities, delivery service to the homebound, creative programs and activities for all age groups, and participation in the Colorado Library Card Program.
In addition, the library is host to art shows sponsored by local art guilds; meeting rooms for use by non-profit groups; the Sophie Bramley Sylvan Resource Workstations which offers two computers equipped with software and peripherals designed for use by the blind, visually impaired, and the deaf; and the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center which provides English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and tutoring, and immigration services to immigrants residing in Colorado.
Library staff provides support to the Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum such as maintaining a membership database and providing space for the Friends’ ongoing Used Book Sale.