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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.

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.

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  • Please note that no photocopy, PDF, or digital reproduction orders will be fulfilled during 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 have implemented a temporary pause on accepting most new donations until July 2020.  During this time, we are investigating and assessing space challenges within our storage areas so that we may continue to collect, preserve, and make accessible materials within our collecting specialties. Archives will continue to accept limited donations, on a case-by-case basis, in the areas of Rocky Mountain music and counterculture, experimental film and video, and the histories of under-documented communities on the CU Boulder campus.  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.