Coronavirus and Libraries Services

March 24, 2020

All University Libraries facilities are closed. Norlin Library is closed until further notice. Branch libraries are closed through the end of the semester. We're providing remote and virtual services to support you. Event, service, and other updates are posted here. General questions? Ask a Librarian . Thank you for your...

Needle Ice, by Mickey Rush, the winning submission of the 2019 Photo Contest.

Earth Sciences and Map 2020 Photo Contest Call For Submissions

March 9, 2020

The University Libraries is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library photo contest. Open to graduates and undergraduates alike, this contest serves as a platform for photographers to showcase natural landscapes and environmental scenery. “It’s important to continue to hold this contest...

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CRDDS Hosts Spring Learning Opportunities on Zoom

March 31, 2020

The Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) has moved its services and workshops online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Throughout April, CRDDS will present a series of online learning opportunities for students and researchers, with Center faculty available to assist participants. Join us for Interdisciplinary...

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Spring Break Reading and Media Recommendations

March 18, 2020

As we practice social distancing this spring, we have a sudden and unexpected opportunity to engage with reading and media for our enjoyment, interest and well-being. Spring break is a perfect time to explore our interests and passions by enjoying the University Libraries’ ebook selections, listening to an audiobook during...


COVID-19 Service Updates from University Libraries On-Campus Locations

March 13, 2020

Effective immediately, Norlin Library, including the Norlin Commons, will observe adjusted hours . Information about Norlin Library services is available from our updates page. Beginning Monday, March 16, access to Norlin Library will be by Buff OneCard only. (Problems with building access? More information .) The University Libraries’ branch libraries...

Circulation student assistant assists a patron at the desk of the Earth Sciences Library

University Libraries Expand Options for Interlibrary Loan Delivery

March 5, 2020

Through an initiative of the University Libraries Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), all CU Boulder students and employees with ILL privileges may now pick up their ILL requests at their preferred Main Campus library. “Until now, all ILL users needed to collect their items at Norlin Library,” Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Manager...

William Sturkey PhD

Learn About "Race and Memory at Our Public Universities"

March 2, 2020

This event is canceled due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update you if we are able to reschedule this event.

Lecturer Matthew Burrows with Scholarly Communication Librarian Melissa Cantrell.

Matthew Burrows Accepts Open Educator Award

March 2, 2020

Matthew Burrows , lecturer with the International English Center, is the recipient of the 2020 CU Boulder Open Educator Award from the University Libraries and the University of Colorado Student Government. This award recognizes his commitment to customizing and tailoring educational content to enhance classroom learning and engagement. Lecturer Matthew...

Boulder Children’s Chorale

Latin American Indigenous Languages Symposium To Premiere Additions to Collections

Feb. 28, 2020

Celebrate Latin American indigenous languages by exploring new book collections, academic scholarship and music this month at Norlin Library. The “Inclusive Collections and Courses: Latin American Indigenous Languages” symposium will formally recognize over 100 book titles that have been added to the University Libraries’ collections, including children’s books, adult literature,...

One Read group photo outside of Norlin Library.

The University Libraries Lead Select Panels at Diversity Summit

Feb. 24, 2020

The spring 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Summit is presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement (ODECE) and takes place Feb. 25 in the University Memorial Center (UMC). The University Libraries are excited to embrace this year’s theme “Intent and Impact: Humanity in Action” and are partnering with...