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 275,000 circulating, reference and e-book volumes, 160 current print journal subscriptions, more than 5,400 videotapes and audio CDs, and a Curriculum Lab containing 5,762 items chosen to support new and aspiring teachers. The library is a Prospector member library which gives students quick and easy access to over 10 million items located throughout Colorado at over 45 libraries. Students make their own requests online and the item is delivered here for easy pick up. The main level of the CCU Library has a popular seating area, a computer lab with 9 computer workstations, 6 small study rooms and two conference rooms for student, faculty and staff use. Additional computers are available throughout the library.
The library’s online catalog and electronic collections provide access to 57 full text databases across a variety of academic disciplines including over 37,000 full text journals and periodicals. E-books number over 180,000 and include titles from eBrary Academic Complete, Credo Reference, the Gale Virtual Reference, 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 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.
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.