Multicultural Outreach & Accessibility

multicultural outreach and accessibility

Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) provides everyone with access to resources and opportunities so people can thrive and connect. The Library cultivates spaces for belonging, personal growth, and strong communities via 16 facilities, mobile library services, and a large online hub of resources.  It is an internationally recognized system of public libraries serving a population of nearly 700,000 across 2,070 square miles in El Paso County, Colorado.

Multicultural Outreach & Accessibility (MCOA) focuses on several areas for our PPLD staff and El Paso County patrons. The MCOA office is based at Library 21c and serves people throughout the district and at local community events for outreach and community engagement.

MCOA also encompasses the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II and provides support for Library Explorers, Library Adventurers, and the Older Adults 55+ program area.  

See our guides on  Multicultural Outreach & Accessibility and Disability Resources for more information.

The Library’s Multicultural Outreach & Accessibility department covers a variety of topics:

  • Accessibility, including Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Title II accommodations and assistive technology
  • Opportunities available for people of all abilities
  • Resources and services for military service members and their families, along with veterans
  • Religion and spirituality resources
  • Services and resources for the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Heritage, culture, inclusion, and ethnicity resources and programs

MCOA July Initiatives

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Fourth of July

The Fourth of July — also known as Independence Day or July 4th — has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.


You can get your FREE library card from any Pikes Peak Library District location and use it to check out items. Full privileges include full access to PPLD's collection of:

  • Books, DVDs, magazines, video games, and more
  • eBooks, eAudios, eVideos, eMusic, and eMagazines
  • Databases, including LinkedIn Learning, Mango Languages, Data Axle, Regional History and Genealogy resources, and more
  • Computers, Laptops, and Hotspots
  • Makerspaces and Studios