The University Library supports teaching and learning by providing information services to students, faculty, staff and patrons throughout the city and region.
Library faculty and staff assist patrons in learning how to find and utilize print and electronic books and journals, internet sources, audiovisual materials, and government documents through instruction for individuals, small groups or formal classes. Staff also prepares subject guides for classes and arranges interlibrary loans. Librarians are available by phone, email, text message, chat, or in person to answer questions.
Approximately 350,000 titles are available. The library’s website provides access to over 100 online databases with reference information and journal articles, as well as web-based tutorials and help guides.
The University Library is a designated selective depository for U.S. Government documents. Special collections include the University Archives; the Colorado Chicano Movement Archives; the Ruben Archuleta Collection; papers of Vincent Massari, former state senator; the Alva Adams family papers; Tobie Hopkins Black Literature; the Ralph Taylor Southwest collection, and the Edward O’Brien Western collection.
The University Library is located in the Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) which opened in the spring 2011. The LARC includes technology study rooms and open computer labs that provide access to 100 desktop computers as well as laptops and iPads. Tutoring, advising, and other academic support services are also housed in the LARC.