Jointly housed between the University of Colorado’s College of Music & the University Libraries, the AMRC is home to a rare music repository that documents the history of American music and the people who have made it.
The Art & Architecture Collection covers all aspects of the visual arts, as well as environmental design and other interdisciplinary areas. Located in Norlin Library, it contains approximately 100,000 volumes of reference works, monographs and exhibition catalogues, and 200 journals and serials.
The Asian Studies Collection, located primarily in Norlin Library, holds more than 400,000 volumes of scholarly material in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, English, Arabic, Hindi and Urdu.. With an interdisciplinary emphasis on the humanities and social sciences, it focuses on disciplines such as literature, language, history and religious studies.
The Children's and Young Adult Collection, located in Norlin Library, is a teaching and browsing collection supporting students in the School of Education as well as children and young adults in the CU and wider Boulder communities. Focuses of the collection include major award-winning titles and purchase additional fiction and non-fiction materials to support the teaching and research priorities of the School of Education, including books with racial and ethnic diversity, diverse gender and sexuality, disabilities or exceptionalities, and science and math books.
The University of Colorado Digital Library provides centralized access to 150,000+ digitized and digital collections for teaching, learning and research. Collections include images, audio and video files. Many of these resources are available to the general public.
The Materials Collection, housed in Gemmill Library, is a growing collection of a wide-selection of samples of interesting materials centered on sustainable, innovative materials used in construction, architecture and design. The materials range from the frequently used, like concrete and types of wood, to the high-tech, such as geosynthetics.
Our popular reading collection includes a variety of genres, such as biographies, Young Adult (YA), comics, fantasy, horror/thriller, popular fiction, and a variety of popular non-fiction titles covering all topical areas. Browse titles at the Business Library, Gemmill Library and Norlin Library.
Rare and Distinctive Collections (RaD) encompasses special collections in the archives, government information, the map collection and rare books and manuscripts, in addition to its close affiliation with the American Music Research Center (AMRC) and the CU Boulder Program in Jewish Studies. RaD also offers a full suite of services, including our in-person reading room, a robust instruction program and specialized research assistance.