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 over 356,000 circulating, reference and e-book volumes, DVDs, CDs, scores and current print journal subscriptions. The library is a Prospector member library which gives students quick and easy access to over 30 million items located throughout Colorado at over 45 libraries. Students submit online requests and the item is delivered to the Lakewood campus library for easy pick up (and CCU students in the Denver Metro area, Grand Junction, Vail, western and northern Colorado can use Prospector to request CCU items to be delivered to their local public library). The main level of the CCU library has a popular seating area, a computer lab, 6 small study rooms and two conference rooms for student, faculty and staff use. Additional computers are available throughout the library.
The library’s electronic collections provide access to over 100 full text databases across a variety of academic disciplines including over 45,000 full text journals and periodicals. E-books number over 220,000 and include titles from eBrary Academic Complete, Ebsco Academic, Gale Virtual Reference titles, ABC Clio, Springer and Sage E Reference collections. The library website also offers an excellent collection of electronic tools, interactive tutorials and links created by library faculty to help with using the library and with doing research. All of these resources and services are provided and enriched by skilled professional staff together with student assistants.
Librarians are available for help from 7:30 am to 9 pm from Monday through Thursdays and Fridays. We have numerous ways for students to reach us; through walk-ins, our Book A Librarian service, through the phone, e-mail, and Instant Message chat via our web pages. The librarians provide instructional classes, a Book A Librarian Service for research help and involve their faculty colleagues in collection development. The library is a warm and collegial place, popular with students, and is open seven days a week during the regular semester. Please visit the library online at our CCU Library Web site.