Welcome! The University Libraries offer an array of services and resources to support your academic journey. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us!
There are a number of ways to get in touch with your librarians and library community described below. Please keep in mind that we welcome these connections and look forward to answering questions, both big and small. Reach out today!
The Libraries chat service allows you use your computer or mobile device to ask a question and receive a real-time answer from a librarian during business hours.
Reach a librarian during research desk hours at 303-492-7521.
The library community is made up of information specialists knowledgeable in a range of subject areas. Find your subject specialist and contact by email!
Looking for more in-depth help? Schedule a research consultation for a date and time that fits your schedule. A librarian can coach you through the research process at any stage. We will meet with you in person, online, over the phone or by email.
When you are off campus and you click on a link to a resource on the libraries website, you will see an authentication screen that looks like this:
Screenshot of federated identity service
CU-Boulder students, staff and faculty: Log in with your Identikey username and password and you will be linked directly to the resource.
Another option to access CU library resources is through CU-Boulder's VPN service. VPN provides a secure connection to the campus network from any location, as long as the device has an internet connection. The VPN can be used to access campus resources (e.g. most library resources, file servers) or to securely browse the Internet. CU-Boulder Faculty, Staff and Student affiliations automatically receive a VPN entitlement. Some users with slower internet connections do find that using VPN can limit connection speed. Thanks to our EZ Proxy Identikey authentication you do not need VPN to access the majority of University Libraries resources.
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Many thanks to Caroline Sinkinson for creating and compiling much of this content for Education online master's students, which has been adapted here to welcome new graduate students to the School of Education more broadly.