Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas.

University Libraries share Juneteenth resources

June 18, 2020

University Libraries personnel have created a resource guide to celebrate Juneteenth. Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900. ( Photo /Mrs. Charles "Grace Murray" Stephenson) Historically, Juneteenth has been celebrated by Black Americans as a symbol of their emancipation on June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation declared all...


University Libraries share anti-racism resources

June 8, 2020

University Libraries personnel have teamed up to curate a comprehensive collection of anti-racism resources in response to the violent deaths of George Floyd and other Black people during recent incidents of police brutality across the country. This online guide is dedicated to the study and practice of anti-racism and includes...

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Film and e-book recommendations for graduates

May 14, 2020

Now that Commencement 2020 passed, University of Colorado Boulder graduates are preparing to embark on a new chapter. You completed your degrees during an unprecedented moment in history. That is no easy feat. While the world beyond college is full of unknowns, we are confident that your education will help...

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Armchair Travel Reading Recommendations from the University Libraries

May 8, 2020

Curl up in your favorite armchair with a cold glass of iced tea and browse our Armchair Travel Recommendations, an e-book collection curated from your CU Boulder librarians’ beloved armchairs.

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Spring Break Reading and Media Recommendations

March 18, 2020

As we practice social distancing this spring, we have a sudden and unexpected opportunity to engage with reading and media for our enjoyment, interest and well-being. Spring break is a perfect time to explore our interests and passions by enjoying the University Libraries’ ebook selections, listening to an audiobook during...

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Winter Break Reading and Listening Recommendations

Dec. 17, 2019

Finishing a semester is no easy feat, and we at the University Libraries are in awe of the work you accomplished this semester! Now that the semester is over, you may have an opportunity to read that book you've had your eye on but couldn't start while studying for exams...

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Summer Reading Recommendations

April 25, 2019

Trust us when we say that our To-Read lists at the University Libraries are extensive and never-ending. Let us help you take advantage of summertime energy and relaxation, and find you that book you never knew you always wanted to read. If you’re not one of those people who keeps...

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Reading for Pleasure over Spring Break

March 21, 2019

Before you leave for spring break, consider packing a book from the Libraries’ Popular Reading Collection or downloading one of our eBooks ! Located near Norlin's circulation desk at the west entrance, the Popular Reading collection offers a break from scholarly reading, with subjects ranging from graphic novels to politics...


Winter Break Recommendations

Dec. 12, 2018

You're almost there, winter break is just around the corner! Let the Libraries help you one last time before you go off to lay back on your couch and dive into a good read that isn't a textbook. Our winter break recommendation list is here! While we try to list...

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Summer Reading Recommendations

May 8, 2018

While some are still preparing for one more final, and others anticipating donning their graduation cap on Thursday, many are already gearing up for summer jobs or internships, summer courses or new adventures. We hope everyone gets a chance to relax and enjoy a break—you have worked hard and deserve...