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Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences: Course Materials

Course Reserves

The Libraries can provide access to course materials like textbooks through our Course Reserves system.  Course reserves can be print books or ebooks.  Books are placed on reserve at the request of the course instructor.

Books & eBooks

You can search and find books & eBooks in OneSearch. If you'd like to search within the full text of eBooks to find a specific topic, you can search in the following resources:

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational ResourcesOpen educational resources address the high cost of educational materials and inspire a renewed approach to collaborative, social, and open pedagogical practices. The CU Boulder Librarians work alongside faculty, students, and staff to explore these potentials by supporting the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER.

  • OER remove price and permission barriers to learning.
  • OER are largely born digital enabling sharing, copying, and distribution for near zero cost.
  • OER are openly licensed enabling legal reuse, remixing, revision, and redistribution of content.  


Course Instructors, use some of the resources below to find open materials to teach with. 

Students, find free and open materials to help you study and teach yourself more.


Open Educational Resources from CU Boulder:

Ask A Gemmill Librarian

Check Out Books

BuffonecardYour BuffOne Card or photo ID will serve as your library card. 

Undergraduates: 28 day loan period

Graduates/ Faculty/ Staff: 180 day loan period

Not finding your book

Fall 2020 & Materials Access

The Libraries are licensing as much digital content as possible to meet the resource needs of CU Boulder educators, students and researchers. See the Off-Campus Access page for more information. Contact Ask a Librarian or your subject specialist for help.

Explore our ebook collections.

Explore electronic journals.

Interlibrary Loan is available to request electronic books and articles.

Effective March 2020: Prospector and Mobius are not accepting requests for materials.

You may use our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery services to request materials. Place your request using our ILLiad software.

Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery services are available to registered faculty, staff, and students and other authorized users at the Boulder Campus (more information).