How to Support the Library


Become a Volunteer

The Library enjoys volunteer help from club members and library Friends. Recently members have helped to organize the map collection, process inventory rare books, and process archive materials. If you want to lend a hand, please contact us by phone, (303) 384-0112, or email us.


Become an AAC Member

Your AAC membership helps support the library while giving you access to our catalog. Search for want you want online and we'll ship guidebooks, videos, or other books to you for free.


Buy Books

The AAC sells duplicate books in a variety of ways, all of which benefit the Library.
We add select books to the AAC Online Store.

Some of our books are also sold through Top of the World Books. You can see the catalog online here. Every purchase sends a percentage to the AAC Library.
We usually have $1 and $2 books and magazines for sale in the library.


Donate Your Collection

Much of our archives has been donated to us from private collections. Contact us by phone, (303) 384-0112, or email us.

Donate Books to the AAC Library

***As of March 2018, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of many and ask that all private book donations be suspended at this time. We need time to catch up on processing the recent book donations and several large archival collections. Thank you for your understanding.***

The AAC Library appreciates donations of newer books (2010-present), videos, and archival items related to mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain culture, and the environment. Please contact the Library staff before sending any materials. We also appreciate the donation of new guidebooks and are grateful to our Media Partners. Your donation will help us acquire material, care for the collection, and make these resources accessible to the mountaineering community. When you click on the Donate button, be sure to select "Library" as your fund of choice. Thank you!