Gilpin County is home to two K-12 public schools. In the southern portion of the County, the school district serving that area is the Gilpin County RE-1. In the norther portion of the County, the area serving that area is the Boulder Valley School District, with the school campus located in Nederland (Boulder County).
- Gilpin County RE1 - Gilpin County School District - 10595 Hwy 119; Black Hawk
- Boulder Valley School - Boulder Valley School District - Various locations in the Nederland area, depending on the school
The Eagles' Nest Early Learning Center is where children from birth up to kindergarten can learn the basics in a safe and welcoming environment before entering the public school system. They are location next to the Gilpin County School at 10655 Hwy 119; Black Hawk.
Gilpin County Public Library
The Gilpin County Library is located in mid-county at 15131 Hwy 119; Black Hawk. The library offers free WiFi, computer access and many other services that county residents might enjoy. Gilpin County is very proud of the local library and encourages residents to visit it when they are in the area. Check out the local artist display or other heritage display that might be exhibiting at the time and check out the "for sale" books in the meeting room, which is also available to residents during library hours and it includes a small kitchen. There is more to the Gilpin library than just books, check it out!