Generations of knowledge

Our libraries are the centerpieces of campus, the greatest resources you'll find for the challenges you'll face as a DU student. Combining traditional reference materials with a vast digital database of journals and periodicals across three facilities on campus, DU libraries provide access to over 4.3 million volumes, half of which are available online. Designed to handle the needs of the modern student, you'll find hundreds of computers, as well as research and writing centers in our libraries to support your academic needs.

We also use our library commons to house some of our students' best creative output, turning these buildings into places where diverse intellectual perspectives can be admired by all. Whether you're seeking late-night study sessions fueled by coffee and snacks or events and exhibits, you'll likely find something to enjoy at our libraries.

Anderson Academic Commons building on campus

Anderson Academic Commons

The central hub of our library system and the home for our academic support services, the Anderson Academic Commons serves as both a quiet study space and a gathering place for students. With dozens of small study rooms, plenty of furniture and even a cafe, Anderson is where Pioneers find the resources they need to succeed. The product of modern thinking applied to feedback from our academic community, Anderson hosts over 114,000 online periodical resources and 39,500 feet of linear library collections.

But it's not just a library. Anderson also houses several offices dedicated to student advising, where you can get help with degree planning and take advantage of our robust tutoring services. Whether you're hunting for an obscure publication or just need a quiet place to relax and think, Anderson is the place to go.

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Available at Anderson

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    Front Porch Café

    Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry to fuel your study session.

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    Mac and PC Computers

    Use one of our 135 computers to complete your schoolwork. Whether you need basic word processing or high-powered computers for multimedia, we've got you covered.

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    Exhibits & Events

    From the art of our emergent digital practices students to the history of the Jewish people in Colorado, Anderson's exhibits excite curiosity.

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    If you need help with a paper, want to improve your foreign language skills or could use some help with your research, you'll find resources to help you reach the finish line.

Affiliated Libraries

Bonfils Stanton Music Library

Located in the Lamont School of Music, the Bonfils Stanton Music Library compiles thousands of recordings, sheet music collections and general music reference materials into one complete resource for our talented music students. The music library is open to the entire DU community, so you can use it even if you're not a Lamont student.

Westminster Law Library

The Westminster Law Library is the primary resource for students at the Sturm College of Law. It contains print and digital materials as well as a range of special collections related to specific law subjects.

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The Barco Library

See the world's largest collection of digital media at The Barco Library. You'll find 2,000 items of media memorabilia, over 300 audio and video recordings detailing the history of the cable and media industry, and over 2,000 pieces of cable and media equipment.

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