COVID-19 Information for Library Services

Nov. 17, 2020

Highlights of featured library services, and detailed updates, for COVID-19 related library information.

Map of Norlin Commons

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...

Have a question? Ask a librarian!

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.

Person sitting with laptop and cat on floor

University Libraries service updates for graduate students

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...

Library employee sitting at Gemmill Library service desk

Welcome back to the University Libraries

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 with limited hours

Aug. 6, 2020

The University Libraries are opening the Gemmill Engineering, Math & Physics Library on August 10. 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. to...

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...