Region 8 Technical Library Services
The mission of the Region 8 Technical Library is to provide technical library services to EPA Region 8 staff, and to make environmental information and resources easily accessible to the public. The library works with Region 8's Environmental Information Service Center (EISC) to provide quality environmental information to all.
We are located at:
The EPA Region 8 office is located in lower downtown Denver, at the corner of the 16th Street Mall and Wynkoop Street. The library is on the second floor.
We can be contacted at:
US EPA Region 8 Technical Library
1595 Wynkoop Street, 80C-L
Denver, CO 80202-1129
Hours of Operation
The library is open 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, excluding federal holidays, for EPA staff and the public. All visitors to the Region 8 office must show a picture ID such as a current driver's license. Visitors must also register at the guard desk in the lobby before proceeding to the Library.
Borrowing Policy and Interlibrary Loans
The library's materials are available for circulation to EPA Region 8 staff and to others through Interlibrary Loans. Reference and certain special collection items do not circulate.
To locate EPA library and repository materials, you can search the Online Library System (OLS), EPA lbraries' online catalog. If you have any questions, please call or email the library.
Information for Other Libraries: We share materials with other libraries at no charge via the OCLC Interlibrary Loan system. Our OCLC symbol is EOA and we are members of LVIS (Libraries Very Interested in Sharing). For libraries that do not have OCLC access, please contact the Library's main number at 303-312-7226 or email@example.com for alternate methods.
EPA Library Services for the Public
As mentioned above, we offer library services to the general public who live in the six-state Region (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY). You can contact our librarians by either telephone or email. Or, visit us in our new "green" building in downtown Denver.
The EPA National Library Network provides a variety of public services:
- National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS), part of the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP).
- Online Library System (OLS).
- EPA Library Services and Repositories.
About the Collection
The Region 8 collection focuses on environmental issues and conditions unique to the American West, including Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and the 27 sovereign tribal nations. Special collections include: Green Buildings, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and Western Wetlands. The library maintains paper copies of EPA reports, USGS reports, maps, environmental regulations and older journals.
The Region 8 Library was established in the early 1970s with a small collection of handbooks, reports and printed regulations. There have been several moves over the last 35+ years as the Regional office has grown and the library has expanded. Currently the collection includes over 20,000 EPA reports, books and journals.