The Nell maps, scanned and made available online through the SIPA Micro-Grant, are currently receiving the most use of any digital collection at the library.

Colorado Historical Maps: SIPA Grant

July 18, 2018

The map collection located at the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library at CU Boulder is as impressive online as it is offline. Over the past years, the map library has been working to expand the reach of their historical maps for use not only by CU students...

Archivist David Hays shares treasured images from the Atomic West collection.

Daily Camera's spotlight on CU Boulder Archives

July 16, 2018

In the basement of the University of Colorado's Norlin Library, down a flight of stairs, behind a nondescript fire door and bathed in a fluorescent glow, a trove of manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, newspaper clippings, letters, hard drives, videos and other documents lies. The historical documents fill box after box...

The American Chemical Society's Log In Screen.

Get Access to the American Chemical Society's Publications

June 19, 2018

The Libraries have established a new way to connect to the American Chemical Society's (ACS) publications. We know that using the VPN was not granting access, so we've worked with the ACS to provide a solution. To access ACS publications: Navigate the ACS Publications website Select "Log In" on the...

Children sitting on the map.

Giant Map of Colorado Joins the Map Collection

June 18, 2018

It’s a plastic tarp! It’s a Twister mat! No, it’s National Geographic’s Giant Map of Colorado and it’s now part of the collections in the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library. The Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder have purchased this 14’ x 21’ map to use...

Student exhibit on science during the time of Shakespeare

Collaborative Student Exhibits in Norlin

June 14, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invite you to enjoy three student-generated exhibits. These exhibits teach and inspire, while motivating students to contribute their own work for display in the dynamic learning spaces that are the Libraries. Begun in 2014 as collaboration with Petger Schabert from the Program for Writing...

CRDDS celebrates its first birthday with resources and services for researchers.

Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship Celebrates First Anniversary

June 13, 2018

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) is one year old! Please drop in to help us celebrate with cake and other light refreshments between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20 in Norlin Library E206. Don’t miss news about any upcoming offerings from CRDDS. Sign up today for...

Floor plan of impacted areas in Norlin.

Norlin's Summer 2018 Renovations

June 12, 2018

It’s an exciting summer in Norlin! If you visit us in the next few weeks, there’s a good chance you will run into some signs of construction. There might be a wheelbarrow going down the hall, tents in the reading room and occasionally a faint buzzing sound that sounds remarkably...

Leslie Reynolds, Thea Lindquist, and Donna Hamilton.

2018 Spring Awards Ceremony

June 12, 2018

The Spring Awards ceremony is the time the University Libraries takes to recognize the important contributions that their faculty and staff have made over the past years. The 24th annual Campbell Award acknowledges the value and dedication of a respected member of our Library staff. This person has gone over...

Interim Dean Leslie Reynolds and Project Archivist Jane Thaler at the Centennial Celebration.

The Archives Centennial Celebration

June 7, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in the multiple tours of the Archives yesterday, in the Archives Past and Future exhibit, and our Centennial Celebration! We had a packed house at the event that celebrated the past and looked toward the future. How fitting then that our youngest guest was...

Megan Friedel

Welcome Megan Friedel, Head of Archives

June 6, 2018

Join us in welcoming Megan Friedel as the new head of archives in the Department of Special Collections, Archives and Preservation (SCAP) at the University Libraries. Friedel comes to the University of Colorado Boulder from History Colorado where she was the curator of photography. With experience as an archivist and...