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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...

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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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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...

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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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Reading for Pleasure over Spring Break

March 21, 2019

Before you leave for spring break, consider packing a book from the Libraries’ Popular Reading Collection or downloading one of our eBooks ! Located near Norlin's circulation desk at the west entrance, the Popular Reading collection offers a break from scholarly reading, with subjects ranging from graphic novels to politics...

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Need WiFi? Mobile Hotspots Available for Checkout

Dec. 19, 2018

Norlin Library is offering a new program that provides free off-campus internet access, thanks to a collaboration between the University Libraries, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Office of Information Technology, This pilot program makes it possible to check-out a mobile hotspot device to access the internet for free,...


Winter Break Recommendations

Dec. 12, 2018

You're almost there, winter break is just around the corner! Let the Libraries help you one last time before you go off to lay back on your couch and dive into a good read that isn't a textbook. Our winter break recommendation list is here! While we try to list...

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University Libraries Offers Mailing Materials

Oct. 1, 2018

University Libraries now offers mailing materials to CU Boulder faculty, staff and students by U.S. Mail, as a pilot project for the 2018-19 academic year. When reserving materials online, user will find a new option in the drop-down menu: “Mail OFF CAMPUS!” A text form will show on the request...

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MELL: the Multimedia Equipment Lending Library

Aug. 28, 2018

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! The Multimedia Equipment Lending Library (MELL) will allow CU Boulder students, staff and faculty to...