Visitors and Reciprocal Borrowing Requirements

DU Libraries allows certain DU-affiliated groups and reciprocal borrowers from specified universities to check-out items. Check below to determine if you or your institution qualifies for DU Libraries borrowing privileges, and what documents you'll need to check-out items from the Main Library.

  • DU-Affiliated Visitors

    Library Card Requirement: DU ID Card

    Includes the following groups:

    Sodexo Employee

    Follet Bookstore Employee

    Retired Staff Member

    Retired Faculty Member

    Carson Brierly Dance Member

    Denver International Program

    Dependents & Spouses

    Enrichment Program

    Field Instructor

    Friends of the Library

    OLLI Program

    Publishing Institute

    Ricks Student

    Rocky Mountain Talent Search

    Senior Citizen Audit Program

    Summer Institute/Program

    University Library Association

    Aurora Mental Health Center

  • Reciprocal Borrowers

    Library Card Requirement: Current School/College ID

    Current students and faculty from the following colleges and universities qualify:

    Arizona State University

    Oklahoma State University

    University of Colorado, Law

    Baylor University

    Oregon State University

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Bel Rae

    Regis University

    University of Houston

    Brigham Young University

    Ricks Center

    University of Kansas

    Claremont Colleges Library

    Rocky Vista University

    University of Missouri

    Colorado College

    Southern Illinois University

    University of New Mexico

    Colorado School of Mines

    St. John Vianney Seminary

    University of Northern Colorado

    Colorado State University

    Texas A&M University

    University of Oklahoma

    Community College of Denver

    Texas Tech University

    University of Oregon

    Fort Lewis College

    United States Air Force Academy

    University of Utah

    Iliff School of Theology

    University of Arizona

    University of Wyoming

    Iowa State University

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Utah State University

    Johnson & Wales

    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

    Washington State University

    Kansas State University

    University of Colorado, Denver

    Washington State University - Vancouver

    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    University of Colorado, Health Sciences

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • Referral Form Colleges and Universities

    Library Card Requirement: Current School/College ID + Completed Referral Form

    Download the Referral Form (pdf)

    • Referral Form must be filled out by your school or college librarian.
    • A new Referral Form is required each visit.

    Current students and faculty from the following colleges and universities qualify:

    Adams State University

    Front Range Community College

    Pikes Peak Community College

    Arapahoe Community College

    Lamar Community College

    Pueblo Community College

    Colorado Christian University

    Morgan Community College

    Red Rocks Community College

    Colorado Mesa University

    Naropa University

    Trinidad State Junior College

    Colorado Mountain College

    Nazarene Bible College

    United States Air Force Academy

    Colorado Northwestern Community College

    New Geneva Theological Seminary

    Western Colorado Community College

    Community College of Aurora

    Northeastern Junior College

    Western State Colorado University

    Denver Seminary

    Otero Junior College

  • Referral Form Colorado Public Libraries

    Library Card Requirement: Public Library Card + Completed Referral Form

    Download the Referral Form (pdf)

    • Referral Form must be filled out by your school or college librarian.
    • A new Referral Form is required each visit.

    Visitors from the following Colorado public libraries qualify:

    Aguilar Public Library

    Akron Public Library

    Franklin Ferguson Memorial Library

    Park County Public Libraries

    Alamosa (Southern Peaks) Public Library

    Fresno County Public Library

    Penrose Community Library District

    Arapahoe Library District

    Garfield County Libraries

    Pikes Peak Library District

    Anything (Rangeview Libraries)

    Gilpin County Public Library

    Pine River Library

    Aurora Public Library

    Grand County Library District

    Pines & Plains Libraries

    Baca County Public Library

    Gunnison County Library District

    Pitkin County Library

    Basalt Regional Library District

    Haxtun Public Library

    Platteville Public Library

    Bemis Public Library

    Heginbotham Library

    Poudre River Public Library District

    Bent County Library District

    High Plains Library District

    Pueblo City-County Library

    Berthoud Community Library

    Hinsdale Library District

    Rampart Library District

    Boulder Public Library

    Ignacio Community Library

    Rangely Regional Library

    Bud Werner Memorial Library

    Jackson County Public Library

    Rangeview Libraries

    Buena Vista Public Library

    Jefferson County Public Library

    Red Feather Lakes Community Library

    Burlington Public Library

    John C. Fremont Library District

    Rico Public Library

    Canon City Public Library

    Julesburg Public Library

    Ridgway Public Library

    Carnegie Library of Trinidad

    Kiowa County Public Library District

    Rio Grande Library District

    Clear Creek Library District

    La Veta Public Library

    Rocky Ford Public Library

    Clearview Library District

    Lafayette Public Library

    Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library

    Conejos Library District

    Lake County Public Library

    Salida Regional Library

    Cortez Public Library

    Lamar Public Library

    San Miguel Library District

    Costilla County Public Library

    Lincoln County Libraries

    Security Public Library

    Cotopaxi School Community Library

    Longmont Public Library

    Silverton Public Library

    Dacono Public Library

    Louisville Public Library

    South Routt Library District

    DeBeque Library

    Loveland Public Library

    Southern Teller County Library District

    Del Norte Public Library

    Lyons Regional Library

    Spanish Peaks Library District

    Delta County Libraries

    Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library

    Sterling Public Library

    Denver Public Library

    Mancos Public Library

    Stratton Public Library

    Dolores Public Library

    Manzanola School Public Library

    Summit County Library

    Douglas County Public Library

    Meeker Regional Library District

    Swink School Public Library

    Durango Public Library

    Mesa County Libraries

    Vail Public Library

    Eagle Valley Library District

    Mineral County Public Libraries

    Wellington Public Library

    East Cheyenne County Library District

    Moffat County Library

    West Custer County Library

    East Morgan County Library District

    Montrose Regional Library District

    West Routt Library District

    Englewood Public Library

    Nederland Community Library

    Westminster Public Library

    Estes Valley Library

    Northern Saguache County Library District

    Wetmore Community Library

    Flagler Community Library

    Nucla Public Library

    Woodruff Memorial Library

    Fleming Community Library

    Ordway Combined Community Library

    Wray Public Library

    Fort Morgan Public Library

    Ouray Public Library

    Yuma Public Library



Visitor Access Passes

Visitors who do not qualify for DU-affiliation, reciprocal, or referral privileges can check out material with the purchase of a One-Year Access Pass ($100). Daily and monthly visitor passes do not include borrowing privileges.

Government Documents Users

No form is required to view government documents. A Referral Form is required for check out.

High School Students

Students in grades 10–12 can purchase access to University Libraries for an academic year (September 1 through May 31) for a fee of $10. The student must bring a signed letter from the high school stating he/she is in good standing and needs access to the Library. A card will be issued to the student and must be presented whenever entering the Library. This card allows access to Penrose Collection material, for In-Library use only.