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.
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 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.
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:
Your BuffOne Card or photo ID will serve as your library card.
Undergraduates: 28 day loan period
Graduates/ Faculty/ Staff: 180 day loan period
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.