Circulation student assistant assists a patron at the desk of the Earth Sciences Library

University Libraries Expand Options for Interlibrary Loan Delivery

March 5, 2020

Through an initiative of the University Libraries Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), all CU Boulder students and employees with ILL privileges may now pick up their ILL requests at their preferred Main Campus library. “Until now, all ILL users needed to collect their items at Norlin Library,” Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Manager...

The Libraries newspaper collection in Norlin.

Libraries Print and Digital Newspaper Collections are Growing

Jan. 10, 2020

In today's news climate, keeping up with the news can be both easy and challenging to do. Social media makes it easy to see headlines, but difficult to actually read the articles due to paywalls. The University Libraries strives to provide all students, faculty, and staff valuable resources that will...

Norlin Stacks

Increasing Access with Google Books

Nov. 13, 2019

The University Libraries are pleased to announce a partnership with Google Books , which will allow thousands of unique books in our collection to be digitized. This effort is part of the technology company’s Library Project , which aims to build a searchable catalog of the world’s books online, including...

Adam Lisbon and David Hays. Photo taken by Boulder Daily Camera

Grant spurs search for Japanese American artifacts

Oct. 10, 2019

A group of faculty, staff and students at the University of Colorado Boulder are working to fill in the gaps in the history of Japanese and Japanese Americans on campus. Head of archives Megan Friedel started chewing on the idea with colleagues when they realized 2019 is the 75th anniversary...

PASCAL's rows of books

CUATL Ep. 3: What is PASCAL, Anyway?

Oct. 7, 2019

This transcript of the CU at the Libraries episode “What is PASCAL, Anyway?” has been rewritten for the University at Colorado Boulder Libraries news site. Press play to listen to this episode below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. “The Libraries are...

Head of Archives Megan Friedel and Japanese and Korean Studies Librarian Adam Lisbon outside.

Librarians Give Voice to Japanese and Japanese American History

Oct. 2, 2019

The hallways under CU Boulder’s Norlin Library are lined with rows and rows of nondescript gray boxes. It’s not the most scenic spot on campus, but the university’s 101-year-old archives can be a glimpse into different worlds and times. Many of those gray boxes offer a window into the lives...

PASCAL owner takes on order picker ride.

What Is PASCAL And Why Do We Need It?

July 24, 2019

About 40 miles away on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO, there is a 30-foot tall high-density storage facility that holds millions of books, records, maps, and more. This place is called the Preservation and Access Service Center for Colorado Academic Libraries (PASCAL), and the University of Colorado Libraries...

Cover of CU Boulder's student newspaper, the Silver and Gold, from 1892

Historical CU Boulder Newspapers Digitized for CHNC

April 5, 2019

Two of the University of Colorado Boulder’s historic university newspapers have been digitized by the Colorado State Library. “El Diario de la Gente” and early issues of “Silver and Gold” are available online from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC). “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate...

Government Publications kept at Norlin Library.

CU Boulder Libraries Hub For GoPIG

March 28, 2019

As the first Preservation Steward library in the nation and the longtime steward of government documents and the state’s Regional Depository for governmental documents, the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries serves as the glue that keeps government information libraries together. The Government Publications Interest Group (GoPIG) is a well-established, long-time...

Members of CEAL look through the University Libraries' Asian Studies collection.

University Libraries Hosts CEAL Annual Meeting

March 21, 2019

Over 100 members of the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) came to the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries as part of a pre-conference for their annual meeting on Tuesday. CEAL and the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) attended a series of workshops that primed participants for the days ahead...