2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

University Libraries

The University Libraries consist of the James A. Michener Library and the Howard M. Skinner Music Library. The James A. Michener Library, named for one of America’s most popular authors (a UNC alumnus and former faculty member), maintains a primary collection of approximately 1.5 million units of hardbound volumes, periodicals, monographs, government documents, archival materials, maps, software programs, videos, and microforms. Opportunities to borrow materials are available to all Colorado citizens. Services include bibliographic instruction in a state-of-the art classroom, interlibrary loan, reference, circulation, electronic reserves, access to information via online catalogs and the Internet, and a computer commons with over 100 computers.

The Howard M. Skinner Music Library, named for Howard M. Skinner, former Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts, includes a bibliographic instruction classroom, a group study room, study alcoves and carrels. The collection includes comprehensive holdings of scores, recordings, periodicals and monographs.

Access to the University Libraries materials and resources is provided through The Source , the Libraries online catalog. In addition, several hundred databases available through The Source index content and provide access to more than 3 million articles, many of them full text.

Prospector, a shared online catalog that provides access to the collections of 40 participating libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, can be searched through The Source. Materials from the collections of the participating libraries can be requested directly through Prospector. The Libraries interlibrary loan service obtains library materials for UNC students and faculty from libraries within the state and nation as well as from foreign countries.

The University Libraries have been designated as the repository for the works of James A. Michener. The James A. Michener Special Collection includes manuscripts, personal papers, research materials, and publications that are available to researchers, faculty, and students who want to further explore the works of the famous author. The University Archives provides access to materials dealing with the history of the University.