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University Libraries

University Libraries

University Libraries

Collections & Archives


In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in our surrounding community, DU Libraries continues to work in close partnership with the University and our campus partners to take the necessary steps to protect and safeguard our community. The safety and wellbeing of our DU Libraries users and staff is our upmost priority.


Taking into consideration the public health recommendations for social distancing and potential reduced staff capacity in the short-term Special Collections and Archives will be open by *Appointment Only*. Please email or call 303-871-3428 to schedule an appointment.


The University Libraries provide access to a wide range of material to support in-depth research or reading for pleasure. With over two million physical volumes and almost three million electronic items, the libraries make available everything from the earliest books written in English to this year's Academy Award winning DVDs.

The Libraries are continuously updating the collections, purchasing the latest print and electronic books and journals, databases, and audio and video recordings. Our subject librarians work closely with the academic departments across the University to build the strongest collections possible. Use the link on the left side of the page to suggest a purchase to supplement the collections.

Special Collections & Archives houses rare books and manuscript collections, including the University Archives, the Ira M. Beck and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Rocky Mountain Jewish History, The Dance Archive, the Cookery and Foodways Collection, and significant collections of fine press and artists' books, skiing books and ephemera.

To find out more about how and what we collect, please contact the appropriate library liaison/subject librarian. The Library Liaison Advisory Group, comprised of library faculty and faculty members, meets to discuss library issues related to research, collections, services, and curriculum, and is an important avenue of communication between the library and the DU community.