"I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future, can all be tested by how well we support our libraries." -- Carl Sagan

Friends of the Libraries members meeting around a tableFriends of the Libraries is an organization of individuals dedicated to assisting the University Libraries in many ways:

  • Advancing University academic achievement by supporting students and faculty with information resources of all kinds.
  • Enriching the academic, social, cultural, economic and research environment for Colorado by providing easy access to the most up-to-date information.
  • Nurturing the community's interests through exhibits, lectures and special collections -- such as children's books, Western Americana, mountaineering, art, music, etc.

We also conduct a series of activities and events to which the University and Boulder communities are invited. 

We invite you to join the Friends in our goals to strengthen the University Libraries. For more information on our activities or joining the Friends, contact Lisa Kippur at 303-492-7512 or lisa.kippur@colorado.edu

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Upcoming Events

Friends of the CU Libraries Presents "Just Desserts" with mystery writer Shannon Baker 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Law

The Friends of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries will sponsor their "Just Desserts" event this summer with a dessert reception at the School of Law. Mystery writer Shannon Baker will be our guest and discuss her book, Stripped Bare.

Stripped Bare is part of Baker's Kate Fox Mysteries, which Suspense Magazine describes as "a terrific, fast-moving story with a savvy main character at the helm. Kate Fox is a
detective that has made her mark and will (hopefully) stick around for many more books to come.”  

Shannon Baker lives in Tucson with her Weimeraner Jezebel. She's the author of several books and was a finalist in the 2013 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. In 2014 she was chosen as Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Writer of the Year. You can learn more about Shannon at shannon-baker.com.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.

For more information, please contact Lisa Kippur, (303) 492-7512 or visit Register Now