the five libraries on campus

Make the Libraries yours this fall

Aug. 5, 2022

Make the most of your semester this fall with a variety of study spaces, research help, technology lending programs across five library locations.

An image of ice from the exhibit.

Earth Sciences & Map Library to host ‘Sensing Ice: Explorations of Knowing Nature’ exhibit

Jan. 18, 2022

The exhibit invites viewers to contemplate the evolving human relationship with the ice on our planet.

A student walking in front of Norlin on a snowy day

Student support guide for Spring 2022

Jan. 5, 2022

Access our collections and resources during the remote start and receive help through Ask a Librarian.

A snowy Norlin facade.

Faculty support guide for Spring 2022 remote start

Jan. 5, 2022

Submit requests for digital versions of your course materials, access the Libraries’ services and collections, and see our hours and open locations.

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Celebrate GIS Day with the University Libraries

Oct. 20, 2020

Join the University Libraries and celebrate GIS Day with a virtual mini-conference on November 13! Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing and visualizing geographic data. Geospatial technology is crucial to making decisions about our infrastructure, natural resources and economic growth. It has also become an...

CU Historical Aerial Photo Collection online map screen shot

Provost Fellow Jaffe develops open source code for georeferencing aerial photos collection

July 1, 2020

Sarah Jaffe, a PhD student in CU Boulder’s Environmental Studies program, developed a workflow for the libraries to transform the Earth Sciences & Map Library’s historical aerial photos into a massive collection of geographic information system (GIS) data for researchers.

(Sky Pond/Ansh Desai)

Ansh Desai Wins Earth Sciences & Map Library Photo Contest

June 8, 2020

The University Libraries are pleased to announce that CU Boulder undergraduate student Ansh Desai has won the 2020 Earth Sciences & Map Library Photo Contest! Desai’s photo Sky Pond was taken in late May 2019 during a sunrise hike to one of Rocky Mountain National Park’s best-kept secrets. ( Sky...

Sanborn Fire Insurance web map index of Colorado Springs in the early 1900s.

Libraries Fellow Buddy Collins Indexes Essential Collection for Map Library

May 4, 2020

Buddy Collins, a graduating senior in the Department of Geography and this year’s Friends of the Libraries Fellow, has spent the last few months improving access and discovery to the Earth Sciences & Map Library’s Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection . His work creating web map indexes for this important...

Norlin Library exterior

Which CU Boulder Library Are You?

Jan. 23, 2020

Did you know that the University Libraries have five locations across campus ? Each library comes with its own distinct personality, study spaces, collections, and service offerings. Best of all, you don’t need to be a specific major to use any of our campus libraries. Everyone is welcome! Which CU...

An interdisciplinary class in the Map Library.

Map Librarians Connect Classes with Maps

Jan. 3, 2020

As you walk downstairs to the map collection of the Earth Sciences & Map Library, you may find a room full of students and the chatter of discovery surrounding maps. The number of classes held in the Map Library has been steadily increasing, due to the team spirit of Map...

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