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 314,000 circulating, reference and e-book volumes and 160 current print journal subscriptions. 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 submit online requests and the item is delivered to the Lakewood campus library 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 65 full text databases across a variety of academic disciplines including over 38,000 full text journals and periodicals. E-books number over 220,000 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, 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.