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Libraries in Colorado & Wyoming: Prospector

Prospector: is a group of regional libraries, which gives you access to 32 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials. With a single search you can find and borrow materials. Most items check-out for 3 weeks with one renewal allowed; most a/v media items check-out for 1 week with no renewal.

Do you have a library card for one of the Prospector participating public libraries? If so, you may request most CU materials through Prospector and have them delivered to a branch near you.

List of Prospector Libraries

Reciprocal Borrowing

University Libraries participates in several reciprocal borrowing programs with other libraries. This means you may borrow materials from their collections as well! Locate a library near you. 

Requirements to obtain an account vary based on the program. Please check the program's website for the most up to date information on participating libraries and registration requirements.

    Association of Research Libraries/OCLC - member institutions
    Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries
    Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) [Open to faculty, staff and students]




CU Boulder Campus Libraries

If you are in the area, we'd love for you to visit! 
The University Libraries on the CU Boulder campus has the largest library collection in the Rocky Mountain region—more than 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audio-visual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and electronic resources. Our libraries offer tons of research and academic services, dedicated librarians, modern and comfortable study spaces, coffee shops and more!

Decorative Norlin LibraryNorlin Library on Norlin Quad


Decorative Music LibraryHoward B. Waltz Music Library in the Imig Music Building


Decorative Business LibraryWilliam M. White Business Library in the Koebel Building


Earth SciencesGemmill Library of Engineering, Mathematics & Physics in the Mathematics Building


Earth SciencesJerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Maps Library in the Benson Earth Sciences Building


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