Patrons with a current CU Boulder library account may request materials for contactless pickup (information about borrowing privileges). Effective June 15, appointments are no longer necessary. You may pick up your holds anytime after receiving your hold notice, during regular open hours for the Norlin Commons. 

  • Using the library catalog, affiliates may request up to 10 items at a time. 
  • Once materials are paged (approximately two business days), you will receive a hold notice via email. 
  • All items ready on the date of your appointment can be retrieved in a single visit. 
  • Items not retrieved during the 14-day hold period will be returned and reshelved. 

Materials are made available in the east entrance lobby of Norlin Library (near the Sundial Plaza). Please follow Boulder and campus health guidelines when picking up materials.

Most materials held at Norlin Library, Gemmill Library, Earth Sciences and Map Library, and the Music Library may be requested. Materials from the William M. White Business Library currently housed in Gemmill due to construction may also be requested. At this time, some materials from HathiTrust are not available for contactless pickup.

Items may be returned at book drops at Norlin Library's east and west entrances and at the Gemmill Library book drop (more details about returning items).

Questions? Contact libraries@colorado.edu.