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. The main level of the CCU library has a popular seating area, a computer lab, 6 small study rooms and a conference room for student, faculty and staff use. Additional computers are available throughout the library. There is also a Music Library located in the School of Music. The CCU Centers (Lakewood, Denver Tech, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Loveland, Pueblo, Sterling, and Global Online) are served by the ebooks, the online databases and the Book A Librarian reference services from the central library.
The library’s collections include over 594,000 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 additional items located throughout Colorado at over 45 libraries. Students request an item which is delivered to the Lakewood campus library for easy pick up. And off-campus students in the Denver Metro area, Grand Junction, Vail, Western and Northern Colorado can use Prospector to request CCU items which are then delivered to their local public library, offering enhanced access for CCU students all over the state.
The library provides 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 485,000 and include titles from ProQuest’s 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 9:00 pm from Monday through Thursdays and to 5:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. We have numerous ways for students to reach us; through walk-ins, Book A Librarian, through the phone, email, and chat via our web pages. The librarians provide instructional classes, 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.