Borrowing University Libraries materials is simple. Your Buff OneCard is your library card. If you're not a current CU Boulder faculty, staff, student, or affiliate, please contact Circulation Patron Services or see information about our library privileges.
View Account and Renew Materials
Use My Chinook to view items checked out to you, renew and request items, or see if you have any holds or fines.
- CU Boulder faculty and staff - most items up to 6 months
- CU Boulder graduate students - most items up to 6 months
- CU Boulder undergraduate students - most items up to 1 month
- Other patrons - see our Circulation Policies
All library items are subject to recall and must be returned within a week. Be sure to check your e-mail for our notices.
Want to have something held for you to pick-up or to be delivered?
Click “Request it” in Chinook and we'll deliver it to either the Norlin Library Circulation desk or one of our branch libraries service desks.
CU Boulder faculty and staff may also choose to have materials delivered to their campus mail box.
Returning Library Items Is Easy
Bring your returns to the Norlin Library Circulation desk or any of our other libraries during open hours. Ask for an e-receipt or place the materials in our desk-side return bins.
View Return Locations (Subject to change during inclement weather)