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UPDATE: University Libraries restarts physical InterLibrary Loan borrowing for students, staff and faculty

June 1, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, the University Libraries will resume borrowing of physical Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials from a select number of institutions to CU Boulder students, faculty and staff. Resumption of this service is part of a phased restart of the libraries’ ILL borrowing. To make an ILL request, register...

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University Libraries updates for the Boulder bound in February 2021

Feb. 9, 2021

Are you Boulder bound this week? If so, read on for University Libraries’ updates on services and resources we’re offering this semester. Contactless pickup Good news: our contactless pickup service continues for CU Boulder affiliates, with a change in location. Now, you can retrieve your materials in the east entrance...

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Five things to know about using the libraries for January 2021

Jan. 7, 2021

Welcome back, Buffs! We hope everyone has enjoyed a healthy and happy winter break. As we move into the spring semester, the University Libraries remain committed to assisting you with your research needs during this period of remote instruction. Here’s what you need to know: Borrowing Library Materials CU Boulder...

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Winter break updates from the University Libraries

Dec. 15, 2020

During winter intersession, service hours for contactless hold pickup and other remote library services will be limited.

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Branch libraries closing Nov. 13, Commons to open Nov. 16

Nov. 10, 2020

The University Libraries will offer new in-person study options in Norlin Library when CU Boulder shifts to remote learning for the remainder of the fall semester. The Gemmill and Business Libraries will close on the last day of in-person classes. However, beginning November 16, space will open in Norlin Commons...

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Have a question? Ask an online superhero!

Sept. 23, 2020

“Which will hold greater rule over you? Your fear or your curiosity?” — Wonder Woman Every day, superheroes jump online to help CU Boulder students and researchers locate answers to seemingly unanswerable questions. These superheroes are academic librarians, and together they power the University Libraries’ online Ask a Librarian service...

West entrance of Norlin Library

Yes, you can (still) check out library books and materials

Sept. 21, 2020

The University Libraries continue to offer contactless pickup services on books and other library materials to current students, faculty and staff.

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University Libraries service updates for graduate students: Fall 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are committed to supporting students of the Graduate School . We are excited to help CU Boulder graduate students further their studies and explore their interests this fall both in-person and remote. Access to the libraries will look a little different, but our commitment...

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Welcome back to the University Libraries for Fall 2020!

Aug. 17, 2020

Welcome back, Buffs! We are excited to see all of you on campus and online for the fall 2020 semester. The University Libraries are hard at work doing everything we can to ensure a safe and healthy return to the libraries. This semester will look a little different, but we...

The entrance to the Gemmill Library.

Gemmill Library reopens for Fall 2020 with limited hours

Aug. 6, 2020

The University Libraries are opening the Gemmill Engineering, Math & Physics Library on August 10, 2020. Gemmill Library will be open to CU Boulder affiliates Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will gradually introduce another location, the Business Library, and extend our hours from 8 am...