Welcome to your library!  Whether you enjoy the Sunnyside Library or the Fort Lewis Mesa Library, please know we are thrilled to serve you and invite you to everything the Southwest La Plata Library District offers. 

The libraries of the Southwest La Plata Library District exist to strengthen our communities by providing access to information and ideas while encouraging imagination and personal growth.  We hope to have something for everyone—engaging programming, wonderful books, and warm, welcoming meeting places.  If you can’t find what you are looking for, just ask a member of our friendly, talented staff.  Through our affiliation with the Colorado Library Consortium, we can provide you access to over 1.7 million items and a continuously growing collection!

You, our library users, are at the center of everything we do.  Please take a moment to complete our Community Survey so that we can provide you with the services you want most.   As your library director, I am grateful for your support.  I’m grateful for The Friends of the SWLPLD and all they do for our libraries.  I’m also grateful for our amazing staff and our dedicated board of trustees who work tirelessly to ensure the needs of our communities are met to the greatest extent possible.  

 I look forward to seeing you at the library.


Rebecca Benally
Southwest La Plata Library District Director 

For questions please write to:

Southwest La Plata Library District
PO Box 62
Marvel, CO 81329

Email via our contact page


SWLPLD Community Survey 2023

The Southwest La Plata Library District was created in 2019 to save our two libraries, Sunnyside Public Library and Fort Lewis Mesa Public Library, from being closed. We have spent the past few years establishing a foundation for the successful future of these two rural La Plata county libraries.

Now, we’re reaching out to the community and asking for your ideas and feedback. Please help us by clicking on the button below and filling out our survey!

(Please note: If you are filling out the survey using a phone or other small device, you may need to scroll right to see the full survey text on some questions)