Undergraduate 2017-2018

University Libraries

University Libraries

The University Libraries consist of the James A. Michener Library and the Howard M. Skinner Music Library, which house tangible collections and provide access to a wide range of online resources. 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 provided include bibliographic instruction in a state-of-the-art classroom, interlibrary loan, circulation, electronic reserves, and research assistance.

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 tangible collection includes comprehensive holdings of scores, recordings, periodicals, and monographs.

Access to the University Libraries tangible materials and online resources is provided from the Libraries home page. The Libraries offers access to over 60,000 electronic journals, over 117,000 ebooks, and over 190 databases.

Prospector, a shared online catalog that provides access to the collections of more than 40 participating libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, is also available from the Libraries home page. Materials from the collections of the participating libraries can be requested directly through Prospector. The Libraries interlibrary loan service obtains library material for UNC students, faculty, and staff from libraries within the state and nation as well as foreign countries.

The University Libraries has 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.