New Library Updates

Thank you for visiting this page and reading up on the progress on our new central Gunnison County Public Library, located at 1 Quartz St. in Gunnison, Colorado. As we near the completion of the project we will be sharing regular updates. Read those below:

Friday, September 12

The new Gunnison County Public Library will open its doors to the public at 9am on Monday, September 12, 2022! We are thrilled to welcome everyone to their new library. The library is located at 1 Quartz Street in Gunnison, Colorado. The Ann Zugelder Library at 307 North Wisconsin Street will be open this weekend with basic library services available and will be closed beginning at 5pm on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Please mark your calendar for a grand opening and community celebration of the new library on Saturday, October 1, 2022. We will share more details about the celebration with next week’s update.


Wednesday, September 7

The Ann Zugelder Library at 307 N Wisconsin St. remains open with limited library services, including wifi, public computers, printing, and pick up of requested items (holds). We hope to have our final certificate of occupancy for the new library this Friday. Please watch for a press at the end of the week with a more detailed update. We cannot yet confirm an opening date for the new library.

Friday, September 2

The library’s collections have been moved to the new Gunnison County Public Library. Nearly all of the new library’s furniture has been placed and computers have been installed. Next week we will be working on completing the construction punch list, landscaping, and other finishing touches. We hope to confirm an opening day for the new library next week. It is not yet possible for us to confirm an opening day for the new library. While we wait, the Ann Zugelder Library at 307 N Wisconsin St. will be open on Tuesday, September 6th, and until the new library opens to the public, for people to pick up requested items, access computers, print, or use the WiFi network. Full library services remain available at your Crested Butte Library location, 504 Maroon Ave.

Friday, August 29

The Ann Zugelder Library at 307 N. Wisconsin Street will be temporarily closed from Tuesday, August 30 until Tuesday, September 6. During this closure the libraries’ collections and computers will be moved to the new library.

On Tuesday, September 6, the Ann Zugelder Library at 307 N. Wisconsin Street will reopen to provide the community with access to requested library materials (holds), computers, printing services, and WiFi.

Substantial completion of construction on the new library has been achieved and we hope to open the doors of the new Gunnison County Public Library to the community on Monday, September 12.

Please also remember that your libraries’ Crested Butte location at 504 Maroon is open to and available during this transition. Digital library services are also available through the libraries’ website:



Tuesday, August 23

Last week book stacks were constructed and furniture was delivered to the new library. Gunnison County Library District will be able to nearly double its collections in the coming years! The new library’s network connection was established, paving the way for new computers and audio visual equipment that will live throughout the library and serve people of all ages. The libraries’ collections will be moved from the current library to the new library next week. If you have holds that are ready to be picked up, please come get these materials and be sure to turn in your summer reading materials for final prizes. The Gunnison Public Library will be closed from Tuesday, August 30th until the new Gunnison County Public Library opens its doors to the community. Regular public library services will be available to everyone at the Crested Butte Library. The date for the grand opening celebration at the new library has not yet been set but will be soon.



Monday, August 15:

Furniture and book stacks arrived at the new Gunnison County Public Library today, Monday, August 15, 2022. Great progress towards substantial completion of construction continues inside and outside the new library. Fingers are crossed that the library will be moved by the end of the month. We can not yet confirm an opening date or date for a community celebration. We are getting closer!


Friday, August 5:

The new Gunnison County Public Library is still on track for substantial completion of construction on or before September 10, 2022. The opening date of the new library and the date of the grand opening party have not yet been finalized. We will be issuing a communication through email newsletter and social media each week to update the community on the progress of their new library. We look forward to having a firm open date in the near future. The project remains ahead of schedule and on budget. 


For more information about the project, please visit: New Library & Service Improvement Updates