Textbook cycle

Fall course reserves go electronic only

July 28, 2020

The University Libraries will provide access to course reserve materials in electronic form only for the fall semester. Reserve materials will be provided as e-book purchases, full book scans and chapter scans. In order to have materials ready for the start of the semester, all instructors are encouraged to submit...

Norlin Library exterior

University Libraries offer remote support to CU Boulder community

July 20, 2020

In the months since the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ physical locations closed in mid-March for the health and safety of the campus community, library personnel have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of educators, researchers and students with online services and resources. (Photo/Ken Abbott) The Scholarly Resource Development team...

Outside of Norlin Library in summer

Libraries to begin contactless materials pickup July 21

July 14, 2020

The libraries will provide contactless libraries materials pickup for CU Boulder affiliates beginning July 21. Users may start placing holds, up to 10 at the time on July 15 and once their materials are paged they will be able to place a reservation using the link in the hold notice...

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...

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