Published: Nov. 27, 2023

Finals season is upon us and the University Libraries are here to help you succeed. Whether you have a tough final research paper or need to dial your stress meter down a few notches, we have the resources to support you. Just tell us what you need.

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Finals service hours

Norlin Commons
Dec 15 – 19: 7am – midnight 
Dec 20: 7am – 10:30pm
Dec 21 & 22: 7:45am – 6pm
Norlin Library
Dec 15 – 19: 7am – 11pm
Dec 20: 7am – 10:30pm
Dec 21 & 22: 7:45am – 6pm
Business Library
Dec 15: 9am – 5pm 
Dec 16 – 17: Closed
Dec 18 – 21: 9am – 5pm
Dec 22: Closed

Earth Sciences & Map Library
Dec 15: 9am – 5pm 
Dec 16 – 17: Closed
Dec 18 – 22: 9am – 5pm
Music Library
Dec 15: 9am – 5pm 
Dec 16: Closed
Dec 17: 12 – 8pm
Dec 18 – 20: 9am – 8pm
Dec 21: 9am – 5pm
Dec 22: Closed
Gemmill Library
Dec 15: 9am – 5pm 
Dec 16: Closed
Dec 17: 12 – 8pm
Dec 18 – 20: 9am – 8pm
Dec 21: 9am – 5pm
Dec 22: Closed

Ask A Librarian Services

Instant message (virtual) services
Dec 15: 9am – 5pm
Dec 16 & 17: 1 – 5p
Dec 18 – 21: 9am – 8pm
Dec 22: Closed

In-person service at Norlin Library
Dec 15: 10am – 4pm
Dec 16 & 17: Closed
Dec 18 – 21: 10am – 4pm
Dec 22: Closed

Rare & Distinctive Collections Reading Room

By Appointment, 11a – 4p:

  • Dec 18 – 21

 

To schedule an appointment, email rad@colorado.edu.

Study spaces

Norlin Library

  • Study rooms
  • Quiet and collaborative study areas
  • Sleep pods
  • Phone chargers, laptop chargers, headphones, earplugs and other supplies
  • Computers
  • Printing and scanning
  • Classrooms open for study (beginning Dec. 7)
  • Walk-up research support
  • Laughing Goat Coffeehouse
  • Multimedia Equipment Lending Library

Business Library

  • Study rooms (Leeds students only)
  • Quiet and collaborative study areas
  • Phone chargers, laptop chargers, headphones, earplugs and other supplies
  • Computers
  • Printing
  • Walk-up research support
  • Violet Peak Cafe

Earth Sciences & Map Library

  • Study rooms
  • Quiet and collaborative study areas
  • Phone chargers, laptop chargers, headphones, earplugs and other supplies
  • Computers
  • Printing
  • Walk-up research support

Engineering, Math & Physics Library

  • Study rooms
  • Quiet and collaborative study areas
  • Sleep pods
  • Phone chargers, laptop chargers, headphones, earplugs and other supplies
  • Computers
  • Printing and scanning
  • Walk-up research support

Music Library

  • Study rooms
  • Quiet and collaborative study areas
  • Phone chargers, laptop chargers, headphones, earplugs and other supplies
  • Computers
  • Printing and scanning
  • Walk-up research support

Help with my final project

Ask a Librarian

Writing Center

Get one-on-one writing feedback and advice on projects of any subject and at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming and planning through revision. Schedule an appointment or visit their drop-in hours at Norlin Library in room E-111 from 12 p.m – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m – 3 p.m. on Friday.

Research guides

We have course and subject-specific research guides to help you find the right resources for your needs.

Course reserves

Course reserves—both physical and electronic—has textbooks, readings, streaming film and more being taught in courses. Find out if your classes have materials on reserve.

To relax and decompress

Streaming music and films

Popular reading

Mindfulness room

Visit the mindfulness room, located in Norlin by the east entrance, room E103A, and take a moment to just breathe.

Nap pods

Refresh and recharge with one of the Libraries nap pods available on the first floor of Norlin Library and basement of Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics & Physics Library.

Finals care kits

Starting on Dec. 11, visit any campus library and pick up a finals care kit (while supplies last).

Colorado State Parks Pass

Take a break and get outside. Visit one of Colorado’s state parks by checking out a State Parks Pass.

Exhibits

The University Libraries has a number of physical and digital exhibits including No Boundaries: Women Transforming the World at the Earth Sciences & Map Library and Waging Peace In Vietnam at Norlin Library.