The Barco Library

The Barco Library

The Barco Library in Denver is home to the world's largest collection of printed, audio and video resources, as well as equipment, exclusively related to the cable and media industry. This, renowned library is routinely consulted by professionals working on wide-ranging projects—from documentaries and news productions to books and publications.

Named after cable pioneer and advocate George Barco, hundreds of thousands of items are featured in the Barco Library holdings, covering virtually every facet of historic industry advances including:

  • The Oral History Project - More than 300 audio and video recordings that tell the stories of our industry's icons and influencers.
  • Published materials - More than 3,000 cable-specific books and 300 industry-specific trade periodicals.
  • Equipment Archives - More than 2,000 pieces of equipment tracing the technological advances of the cable industry.
  • Virtual Reality Equipment Archives - Starting with 40 pieces of equipment 3D scanned.
  • Manuscripts - More than 120 collections containing the correspondence, memoranda, drawings and other papers of industry notables.
  • Historical Cable Photographs - 100,000 (and counting) original prints, negatives, slides and digital photos chronicling the pictorial history of the cable industry.
  • Media Memorabilia - More than 2,000 items commemorating the industry's people, organizations and events.
  • Media Collection - A wide array of videos featuring programs, cable shows, training and people involved in the cable industry.
  • Collections Search - Find the specific piece of cable history using our online search function.
  • Podcasts - Stories from the Headend.

The George J. Barco and Yolanda G. Barco Library is presented by the George J. Barco Estate, the Yolanda G. Barco Estate and the Barco-Duratz Foundation.

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact us:

Brian Kenny
Library and Archives Manager
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+1 720.502.7531

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