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The James A. Michener Library, named for one of America's most popular authors (a UNC alumnus and former faculty member), maintains a primary collection of approximately 1.5 million units of hardbound volumes, periodicals, monographs, government documents, archival materials, maps, software programs, videos, and microforms. Opportunities to borrow materials are available to all Colorado citizens. Services include bibliographic instruction in the state-of-the-art Instruction Center, interlibrary loan, reference, circulation, electronic reserves, and access to information via on-line systems and the Internet.

Access to library materials and resources is provided through The Source, an on-line Public Access Catalog. In cooperation with the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, access is provided to the holdings of libraries throughout Colorado as well as the collections of hundreds of libraries across the country. In addition, indexed access is provided to more than 3 million articles and databases, including full-text.

The Interlibrary Loan Service obtains library materials for UNC students and faculty from within the state and nation as well as from foreign libraries. The University Libraries also has a service that allows students to request materials directly from Colorado libraries participating in Prospector. Through the on-line catalog The Source, Prospector provides the student direct access to and the ability to borrow materials from more than twenty participating libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.

The Adaptive Technology Room, located on the main level of Michener Library, is available to individuals with disabilities who use assistive technology to retrieve and view information. The hardware/software includes: screen reading software, screen enlarging software, scan/read software, Braille translating software, Braille printer, trackball, large monitor, internet access, and closed circuit television. UNC students may be trained to use the technology at Disability Support Services, (970) 351-2289.

The University Libraries have been designated as the repository for the works of James A. Michener. The James A. Michener Special Collection includes manuscripts, personal papers, research materials and publications that are available to researchers, faculty, and students who want to further explore the works of the famous author. The University Archives provides access to materials dealing with the history of the University.

The Skinner Music Library includes a listening laboratory, a bibliographic instruction classroom, a group study room, study alcoves and carrels. Comprehensive holdings of scores, recordings, periodicals, and monographs are available to the academic community.

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