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* Computers and Printers are shut down for maintenance 15 minutes before the library closes 

* WIFI  at the Carnegie Library Monte Vista Branch shuts down at 5:00 PM

Remember, no food or drinks are allowed in the libraries. Please turn off your cell phone before entering the libraries. Please do not bring any fire arms or other weapons into the libraries, this includes knives. No pets are allowed in the libraries unless they are service animals and you will need to provide proof of the fact and have them in their service vests. Thank you for helping to keep the Carnegie Libraries a safe place to visit.

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Our system allows patrons to view both libraries catalogs online and allows patrons to view and work with their own accounts. If you are interested in logging into your account or for more information please contact your librarian at either the Carnegie Library, Monte Vista Branch at 719-852-3931 or Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch at 719-873-5079 for assistance in setting up your account.
E-Books and Audio Books
  • Download the app Libby by Overdrive or visit
  • Open app, select (touch, tap or click) "Yes" for the first question: Do you have a library card?
  • Select "I'll search for a Library"
  • Enter zip code 81144
  • Select "A Colorado Consortium, Carnegie Public Libraries"
  • Libby Username: all lowercase, no spaces or comma; last name, first initial, middle initial. 
  • Password: Your library card number

Please visit with a Carnegie staff member to verify your Username and Password before you download the app and log-in for the first time.


OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is a community of active, engaged, adults who are enthusiastic about the pursuit of lifelong learning. It allows adults to explore fresh insights, stay current on important topics, and meet new, exciting people. The goal is to offer courses to our lifelong learners on a variety of topics in their communities! The Classes being provided at this time include:

Prepare to Care (For Yourself and Those You Love)


Mon 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 30 Oct 2023

Mon 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 6 Nov 2023

Mon 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 13 Nov 2023

Only Hope: My Mother and the Holocaust Brought to Light


Tue 1:00PM - 3:00PM, 14 Nov 2023

Unusual Places, Unusual Names 


Tue 1:00PM - 3:00PM, 28 Nov 2023 

Tue 1:00PM - 3:00PM, 5 Dec 2023

Tue 1:00PM - 3:00PM, 12 Dec 2023


Hey everyone, we need your help! San Luis Valley Federal Bank's 2023 Spirit of Giving donation program will begin on November 13th and end December 15th. This program sets aside $35,000 to be donated to local SLV non-profits such as ourselves. Every account you have open with SLVFB is a vote. The more votes we receive, the larger share of the $35,000 we will receive. The money we raise will not only go to the general upkeep and maintenance of the library buildings and acquisitions of library materials and your favorite books but will help bring new programs and classes to the public and allow the libraries to offer more benefits to you as well. You may vote online at their website,, or in one of their three branches. Thank you for your consideration. We greatly appreciate your support!


Library Closures:

Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed on November 17th and 18th due to staffing.

Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista and the Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed on November 23, 2023 through November 25, 2023 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista and the Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed December 23, 2023 through December 25, 2023 for the Christmas Holiday

Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista and the Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed on December 30, 2023 through January 1, 2024 for the New Year's Holiday

Events Coming to Monte Vista and South Fork

November 24th-South Fork Yuletide & Winterfest