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Specific resources for transfer students

Norlin Library Sundial PlazaWelcome, transfer students!

We are excited that you've come to CU to continue your studies. We know you probably bring prior experience with academic libraries with you. Our library staff is here to help you transition smoothly to using the many research tools, resources, and study spaces we have available.

What you'll find in this guide:

We're excited that you're here and can't wait to share our five library spaces and many services with you.

Library Locations

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!

Explore the Libraries


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 Koelbel 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



Learning Your Way Around the Libraries

To get oriented with University Libraries in your first weeks on campus, we suggest:

  • Find out who your Subject Specialist is. We have a librarian for every major on campus!
  • Find your study spot. Do you love windows, quiet space, or noisier collaborative space? We've got 'em all!
  • Explore our locations and collections! We have five libraries on campus and many nooks and crannies to investigate.
  • Stash your stuff! We have lockers on the first floor of Norlin library so you don't have to haul your books and belongings all over campus. Ask the Circulation Desk for a first-come, first-serve locker. Lockers are free and are checked out on a semester-long basis.
  • Try emailing yourself an article using OneSearch. Your Identikey and password will get you into our materials from off-campus, too.