Colorado Christian University’s Clifton Fowler Library is both a traditional physical library located in the south end of the Beckman Learning Center and a virtual library accessible to students from any computer with Internet access. There is also a Music Library located in the School of Music. The CCU Centers (Lakewood, Denver Tech, Northglenn, Loveland, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Global Online) are served by online databases and reference services from the central library.
The library’s traditional collections include almost 152,000 circulating, reference and e Book volumes, 175 current print journal subscriptions with hundreds of retrospective volumes, 314,000 microfiche documents, more than 4,000 videotapes and audio CDs, and a Curriculum Lab containing 5,762 items specially chosen to support new and aspiring teachers. The library is a Prospector member library: Prospector is a network of the large libraries and other libraries in the state sharing resources. Prospector gives students quick and easy access to over 10 million items with requests they can make anytime online. The main level of the CCU Library has a Reference Room computer lab with multiple, single computer workstations, 6 individual and small group study rooms and a conference room for student, faculty and staff use. Additional computers are available throughout the library.
Computers are used throughout the library to access the library’s online catalog and electronic collections. This virtual library provides Internet resources and online subscriptions to 35 indexes and full text databases across a variety of academic disciplines including over 38,700 full text journals and periodicals. E Books number over 55,000 and include titles from eBrary Academic Complete, Credo Reference, the Gale Virtual Reference, ABC Clio and Sage E Reference collections. The library website also offers an excellent collection of electronic tools, interactive tutorials and links created by library faculty intended to support online research. Librarians are available for help through a regular phone line and a toll free phone line, e-mail, and Instant Message chat.
For items beyond the reach of Prospector, Inter-library loans (no charge) are encouraged and cooperative agreements through regional and state library consortia allow students to borrow materials from libraries throughout the state, region and country.
All of these resources and services are provided and enriched by skilled professional staff together with student assistants. The librarians provide instructional classes and involve their faculty colleagues in collection development. A librarian is available on Saturdays to provide reference assistance. The library is a warm and collegial place, very popular with students, and is open 92 hours each week over seven days during the regular semester. Please visit us online at our CCU Library Web site.