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Services: Borrowing

Prospector

Borrowing from CCU and other libraries (for CCU patrons)  -- 

1.  Picking up at Fowler Library on Lakewood Campus

Ranked fastest to slowest:

CCU catalog
What   380k total items, 306k eBooks, which can be accessed online
How    Place holds on physical items from the search page or view online by clicking “access online” (right hand buttons)
When   Travel to this library, eBooks are instant

Prospector 
What   Group of libraries in the state of Colorado and University of Wyoming.
How    Click request on right side of item, choose CCU, enter name and ID number
When   3-5 Days

Interlibrary Loan

What   Most of the libraries in the world, only option for articles that CCU doesn’t own
How    cculibrary-ill@ccu.edu email any information regarding the book or article etc.
When   Articles, as quick as 30 minutes, average = 48 hours. Books, 1-2 weeks

Mobius
What   Group of libraries, including some seminaries in the state of Missouri
How    Same request system as Prospector
When   2 weeks

2.  Travel to another library or if you live in other areas of Colorado

Denver Seminary Thomas Library and Saint John Vianney Seminary Stafford Library
What   Two local seminaries with theologically heavy resources
How    Visit these libraries, show your CCU ID or anything identifying you as a CCU student. We offer reciprocal borrowing with these libraries through ATLA Reciprocal Borrower Agreement 
When   Travel to these libraries

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS)
What   For finding academic materials when you live in Colorado Springs
How   If you are not a UCCS alumni or current student/staff/faculty you can use the Colorado Library Card method. This would require you to bring your current public library card to this library to sign up.
When   Travel to this library

Mesa County Library and Loveland Public Library

What   Utilize Prospector to request CCU and other library materials when you live in Grand Junction or Northern Colorado!
How    Access Prospector from one of these library’s website, click request on right side of item, choose the library you want to pick up your item from, enter name and ID number
When   3-5 Days

Prospector locations throughout Colorado and Laramie, WY

What   Utilize Prospector to request CCU and other library materials when you live elsewhere in Colorado
How    Access Prospector, click request on right side of item, choose the library you want to pick up your item from, enter name and ID number
When   3-5 Days

3.  Those who live too far from CCU and/or from any library

CCU shipping

What   CCU will pay to ship to your address, you would pay to ship back to CCU
How    Request an item through CCU, when you get an email that it is ready for pickup, contact the library to have it shipped.
When   3-5 Days (typical USPS mailing speeds)

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