The Children's and Young Adult Collection (CYAC) is a small teaching and browsing collection that support students in the School of Education, as well as children and young adults in the CU and wider Boulder communities.

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Bark Buddies are back!

April 7, 2017

Finals and the end of the semester may be fast-approaching, but the Libraries have you covered! We’re excited to host Therapy Dogs of Boulder County this month in all five University Libraries locations. The volunteers from Therapy Dogs of Boulder County provide calm, relaxing breaks for Boulder area humans through...

Latinos of Boulder County Colorado 1900-1980

Latinos of Boulder County Colorado 1900-1980

March 20, 2017

We hope you’ll join us for our upcoming Friends of the Libraries Spring Treasures event Latinos of Boulder County Colorado 1900-1980 on Thursday, April 13 at the Boulder Public Library - Central Library. Marjorie K. McIntosh, CU Boulder Distinguished Professor Emerita, and Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, a Boulder native and retired Boulder...

Students had to guess the theme of several types of maps.

Boulder Middle School Students Explore the Map Library

March 13, 2017

Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grade at Platt CHOICE Middle School in Boulder visited the Map Library on Friday, March 2, to learn how university students use library resources and to enhance their geography curriculum. Students rotated through four stations with themes addressing geography and map-reading concepts. The students...

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Join the Student-Library Advisory Board!

March 13, 2017

We want to give you a voice in the library. The University Libraries is building a Student-Libraries Advisory Board to give you the opportunity to tell us what will help you and your fellow students succeed. You'll get resume-building experience leading and working together with the library on real-world projects...

Closed version of the desk from the 1880s

Century-old 'King of Desks' on Auction

March 10, 2017

"They are supposed to be all-in-one office spaces," said Jane Thaler, a project archivist for CU Special Collections and Archives at the library, where the desk was kept until the campus decided to make it available for auction. Thaler said the desks — which were built to order — were...

Rock and Ice, by Bill Armstrong. 2016 Contest Winner

Earth Sciences and Map Library Photo Contest 2017

March 6, 2017

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce our third annual photo contest. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, this photo contest is designed to highlight student photography depicting earth features and natural landscapes. The full contest description and entry guidelines are available at...

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Love Your Data Week 2017

Feb. 9, 2017

Welcome to Love Your Data Week, a 5-day international event aimed at helping researchers take better care of their data! We will be posting and tweeting about various data themes all week long. Follow all of the great data conversations this week on Twitter at #LYD17 and #loveyourdata. If you...

Jim Williams

'Voice of commencement,' library Dean Jim Williams to retire in June

Feb. 9, 2017

James “Jim” Williams, dean of the University Libraries and the longtime commencement marshal at CU Boulder, will retire on June 30, Provost Russel L. Moore announced today. Since 1988, Williams has been the dean of libraries, a system that – in addition to the central Norlin Library – has grown...

New Group Study Room at the Music Library

New Student Group Study Room at the Music Library

Feb. 7, 2017

The Music Library is excited to announce that in response to our space analysis project from last spring, there is now a reservable study room for undergraduate and graduate group study. Students may reserve thirty minute blocks of time, with a maximum of four hours per day. This is currently...

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Speed Friending at the Libraries 2/8 and 2/15

Feb. 6, 2017

Meet friendly people in a low-pressure, fun setting! Are you an international student wishing to feel more at home in a foreign country? Are you a domestic student who wants to learn about other cultures? Connect quickly and easily with others who are also looking to make friends. Sign up...