Norlin Stacks

Increasing Access with Google Books

Nov. 13, 2019

The University Libraries are pleased to announce a partnership with Google Books , which will allow thousands of unique books in our collection to be digitized. This effort is part of the technology company’s Library Project , which aims to build a searchable catalog of the world’s books online, including...

Erasing marginalia from a book with a chemical sponge.

CUATL Ep. 4: Is It Okay To Write In Books?

Oct. 14, 2019

This transcript of the CU at the Libraries episode “Is It Okay To Write In Books?” has been rewritten for the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries news site. Press play to listen to this episode below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts...

PASCAL's rows of books

CUATL Ep. 3: What is PASCAL, Anyway?

Oct. 7, 2019

This transcript of the CU at the Libraries episode “What is PASCAL, Anyway?” has been rewritten for the University at Colorado Boulder Libraries news site. Press play to listen to this episode below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. “The Libraries are...

Student with microphone

MELL: the Multimedia Equipment Lending Library

Sept. 27, 2019

Where should you go if you have an assignment that includes an audio or video project, but you don’t have access to high-tech equipment, like a DSLR camera or a lapel microphone? The University Libraries! Lead student assistant Chelsea Brandt at the MELL desk in Norlin Commons. The Multimedia Equipment...

Student looking at shelf of banned books

Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark: Keep the Light On

Sept. 24, 2019

Each September since 1982, libraries have defended access to diverse information by drawing attention to threats against the right to read. This September 22-28, the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries join other publishers, booksellers, libraries, and schools to recognize Banned Books Week. Join our fight for the right to read!...

Katie Mika works with student.

Getting The Most From Campus Libraries

Sept. 18, 2019

Heading to the library at CU Boulder means a trip to Norlin Library or to one of the four branch libraries: Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library ; Leonard H. Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics and Physics Library ; the Howard B. Waltz Music Library ; and the William M...

Two librarians at the Ask A Librarian desk

Top Questions For Ask A Librarian Answered

Sept. 6, 2019

No question is too simple or too difficult for the University Libraries to find an answer to. Just ask anyone stationed at the Ask a Librarian desk, located in the second-floor research area of Norlin Library. Whether at the desk physically or online remotely, the Ask a Librarian team is...

Course reserve books stacked on table.

How The Libraries Prepare For A New School Year

Aug. 20, 2019

As incoming and returning students arrive on campus and our faculty make last-minute edits to their syllabi, the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are also preparing for a successful start to a new school year. Our Circulation Department has kept busy this summer by gathering materials from course reserve requests...

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Request Course Reserves Before Classes Begin

Aug. 15, 2019

With a new academic year just around the corner, the University Libraries is encouraging all instructors to make use of the Libraries’ Course Reserves service to assist with their upcoming fall classes. Course reserves allow instructors to make texts and course materials equally available to all of their students. Instructors...

PASCAL owner takes on order picker ride.

What Is PASCAL And Why Do We Need It?

July 24, 2019

About 40 miles away on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO, there is a 30-foot tall high-density storage facility that holds millions of books, records, maps, and more. This place is called the Preservation and Access Service Center for Colorado Academic Libraries (PASCAL), and the University of Colorado Libraries...

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