Library Services

The University Libraries provide information resources and services that support the teaching and research mission of the University, with resources and services offered electronically and in-person. Please visit our COVID-19 and DU Libraries webpage for complete details on our fall plans. If you have questions, please connect with the Research Center or your library liaison.


All academic and consultation services are available online to allow for close collaboration. Please check the websites of individual service centers for further information. The Libraries offer personal research consultations to help refine and focus research topics, develop successful search strategies and identify appropriate sources for academic research projects and assignments. The reference librarians at University Libraries offer many instructional opportunities to help the DU community learn about library research. View our Faculty Resources page for details on various support options available through the Libraries.

Physical Collections

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Regardless of alert level or phase, digital collections are fully available 24/7 from The Lending Desk and AAC book stacks reopened July 6, 2021. Current students and DU employees who are cleared for campus access may browse the stacks in person, and print materials from the AAC may still be requested for pickup.

Building Access

Building access may depend on alert level and session (summer, fall, interterm). Please visit our Libraries site for the most up-to-date hours.

Prospector & Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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Throughout all phases, ILL of electronic resources, such as pdfs of articles, has been available. Prospector and ILL of physical materials are currently unavailable because those networks are shut down. As Prospector and ILL resume services, the University Libraries will reinstate these services locally.