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Need a laptop? We've got you covered! You can check out laptops to use either for a week or for the entire semester. Visit the main desk at Michener Library!

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Did you know?
Students who use the library are more likely to stay in college!*

We reopen on Monday, August 3rd! Stop by to study, hang out, use a computer, and more!

*Learn more about University Libraries’ commitment to student success here

About the library

James A. Michener Library, named for the Pulitzer Prize winning author, is the University of Northern Colorado's main library. Mr. Michener attended Colorado State College of Education, now the University of Northern Colorado, from 1936-1937, and was a Social Science educator at the Training School and at the College from 1936-1941.

Michener Library's collections include approximately 1.5 million items in book, periodical, government document, audio-visual, and microform formats. The Library also houses the James A. Michener Special Collection and the Mari Michener Art Gallery.

Howard M. Skinner Music Library, a branch of the UNC Libraries, specializes in curricular support of the School of Music and Musical Theatre Programs.

Michener Library first floor
Michener Library classroom
James A. Michener Library exterior
Howard Skinner Music Library exterior
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