Discover our materials and view a list of collection highlights.

Visiting Us

Everyone is welcome in the reading room to access our materials. Learn more about visiting here.

Instruction and Tours

Learn more about classroom instruction sessions and tours using SCAP's primary sources.


Explore virtual exhibits that highlight our unique collections.

Resources and Guides

Selected resources for using and discovering archival materials and special collections. Includes general guides as well as those for specific courses.

About Us

Learn more about our mission and our preservation unit. 

The Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library will be closed to researchers until further notice due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19. More information below.

Please Note: The Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library will be closed until further notice due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19.

  • Contact with questions regarding Special Collections and Archives collections and services.
  • We may take longer than usual to reply to email reference requests, as our staff are onsite for limited hours each week. We can fulfill PDF reproduction orders in limited quantities with priority given to CU Boulder faculty, staff, and students. Very limited photocopy or other digital reproduction orders can be fulfilled at this time.
  • We may also take longer than usual to reply to email reference requests.  

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation. You may find regular updates about the campus response to coronavirus and ways to protect yourself at

Give to SCAP

Please Note: The Special Collections & Archives units at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries cannot accept most new donations to our collections until further notice, due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19.  For more information about donating to Special Collections & Archives, please contact

About our Preservation Unit

For more information or general inquiries, please contact us at We can also be reached by phone Monday - Friday, 11a - 4p, at 303-492-2834.