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Borrow Materials


Michener Library: 970-351-2671
Skinner Music Library: 970-351-2439

Check Out Materials

University student, faculty, or staff I.D. cards are used as library cards. Colorado state residents can apply for a borrower's card.




Books (including K-12, Youth)
Government Publications

due 1 week before end of semester

due 1 week before end of semester

Journals, magazines, and other periodicals

2 hours

2 hours

Videos, DVDs

1 week, 2 renewals

1 week, 2 renewals

Laptop computers

3 hours

3 hours

Current Reading

3 weeks, 1 renewal

3 weeks, 1 renewal

Interlibrary Loans

varies by lender

varies by lender

Reference Materials

do not circulate

do not circulate

Reserve Readings 

varies by item

varies by item

Archival Materials

do not circulate

do not circulate

Borrow from Other Libraries

Materials can also be borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan, Prospector, or the High Plains Library District.

Return Library Material / Book Drop Locations

  • Michener Library main desk
  • Skinner Music Library main desk
  • North entrance of Michener
  • North entrance of the University Center (lower level)

Please do not return records to the book drops. The Libraries are not responsible for items left outside the book drops.

Overdue & Lost Materials / Fines

Fines have been eliminated for most library materials. There are still overdue fines for Course Reserves, and a library user will be charged for replacement of any item that is significantly overdue. Details here.


You can renew your materials:

  • Online through the Renew/Check Holds link in the Libraries online catalog
  • By phone at 970-351-2671
  • In-person at the main desk in Michener or Skinner Libraries

Is the Item You Want Missing or Checked Out?

Place a Hold on It

If an item is checked out, place a hold on it to receive a notification the next time it is checked in. Use the "Request" button in the online catalog to place a hold on a checked-out item. You will receive an email library notice when the material is available for pickup.

Recall It

If you need a checked-out item sooner than the listed due date, you can recall it. Materials can be recalled from any patron at any time after 4 weeks check-out. Call 970-351-2671 to place a recall on an item.

Trace It

Items missing from the library shelves can be traced by calling 970-351-2671, by visiting any service desk in the library, or by using the "Request" button in the online catalog. Personnel will do a thorough search of the library to try to locate the item. If you need it right away, the item can also be requested from another library via Prospector or Interlibrary Loan.