.The University of Denver, or DU for short, is a private research university located in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1864 as the Colorado Seminary, it is the oldest independent private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. DU established one of the first business schools in the country, and also was the first University founded only six years after the founding of Denver City. As a symbol of knowledge, DU has a merit for being almost the first in every educational aspect of Denver, with their libraries as the center pieces of all this knowledge. That’s why, here are 10 of the University of Denver library resources you need to know.
1) Borrowing & Lending
Inside DU libraries, the Lending DeskAccess Services’ purpose is to facilitate access to University Libraries systems, services, materials, and information to the DU, local, and global community. All DU students, faculty, and staff have unrestricted access to collections and services as well as a range of borrowing privileges. The Main Library is open to the public.
2) Research Center
The Research Center of DU libraries offers expert guidance through the research process from refining a topic to finding and evaluating relevant sources. One-on-one research consultations are available to current Denver University students, faculty, and staff, making it a support service available at any stage of the research process.
3) Writing Center
The University of Denver Library’s Writing Center offers writing support, resources, and programming for all genres of writing, from creative pieces to academic papers/publications and career materials. This Writing Program creates a robust culture of writing on campus through 5 main pillars: The Writing Course, the University Writing Center, the Advanced Seminar program, Writing in the Disciplines, and Assessment and Research.
4) Language Center
At DU libraries, the Center for World Languages and Cultures offers help for DU students in foreign language in subjects as language courses, conversation practice, language proficiency, and also for exam preparation. An expert group of professionals gives assistance in writing and delivering presentations in a second language, available for any course and for all the DU community.
5) Science & Engineering Center
Inside the DU library’s spaces work the Science and Engineering Center, which is a collaborative space staffed by undergraduate and graduate learning assistants trained to assist students with biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering lecture and laboratory courses. The goal is to help students grow as problem solvers by assisting with homework sets, lab reports, and exams.
6) Math Center
The Denver University library’s Math Center offers free, drop-in tutoring for DU students. The courses include: Elements of College Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Business Calculus, and Calculus I/II/III. This is made with the goal of helping students improve in those classes and develop more skills.
7) Center for World Languages and Cultures Site
The Center for World Languages and Cultures located in DU has a goal which is the support and enrichment of the study of languages and cultures at DU. Through the exploration and experience of languages and cultures, DU promotes learning, teaching, and practice of the world’s languages, and also integrate them into all disciplines.
8) Course Reserves
In all of the libraries’ buildings, the Course Reserves staff works with the faculties to make available course reading and other materials. They are available either by print or online. Subject Librarians are available to meet with faculty members to discuss the variety of guides and supports.
9) Digital Media Services
The Digital Media Services at the University of Denver provides audio and video services to students, faculty and staff. The principal services are Campus Classroom Support, Event Media Services, Video Capture, and Production, Digital Conversion Services, the Digital Media Center, the Video Creation Studio, AV Installations, and Digital Signs.
10) Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL)
The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) at DU libraries has the mission to foster innovation and strengthen practices in teaching, course design and curriculum development to improve learning across the university. The university libraries’ staff is available to consult with faculty.
Denver University Library Association
The University Library Association (ULA), founded in 1956, is a group of DU alumni, neighbors and friends. They are dedicated to serve the community through a large series of libraries, benefiting both the University of Denver and the community at large. Some of the Affiliated Libraries are:
1) Anderson Academic Commons
This is the Main Library of the University of Denver, located in the Anderson Academic Commons. The library supports the variety of ways that the Denver University community engages in research, teaching, and learning. The library also provides collections, services, technology, and a wide variety of study and meeting spaces to help students and visitors
2) Bonfils Stanton Music Library
The Bonfils Stanton Music Library, located in the Lamont School of Music, is a library that compiles thousands of recordings. It also has sheet music collections, and general music reference materials into one complete resource. Inside of this building is one of the largest collection of music-related material at DU.
3) Westminster Law Library
The Westminster Law Library partners with the Sturm College of Law to produce graduates who are excellent legal professionals. It contains print and digital materials as well as a range of special collections related to specific law subjects. The library is available for all the members and staff of DU and all the other members inside of the ULA.
4) The Barco Library
The Barco Library in Denver is home to the world’s largest collection of printed, audio and video resources. It also has equipment, exclusively related to the cable and media industry. This renowned library is routinely consulted by professionals working on wide-ranging projects. It ranges from documentaries and news productions to books and publications.
5) Hampden Center
The Hampden Center serves as the University of Denver Libraries’ offsite storage facility. This center provides space for all the oldest archives of all the libraries that are not commonly used. This helps to keep track of all the data and to keep the most actualized material in the main libraries. Materials stored at the Hampden Center can be requested online. It can be picked up at the Lending Desk in the Anderson Academic Commons.