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LiONiL: Library Instruction Online for Information Literacy

Module 5: Locating and Acquiring Information

Prospector: the Colorado Unified Catalog

Can't locate a book or video in Kraemer Family Library? Check Prospector.

Prospector is a catalog of 40+ academic and public libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector you have access to millions of books, multi-media and, other materials. With a single search you can identify materials from all participating libraries. Most of the materials in these collections can be requested by you if:

Important Information followsYou cannot access non-UCCS owned eBooks or request journal articles through Prospector.

A book requested through Prospector usually arrives at Kraemer Family Library 3-4 business days after the request is submitted. The library will notify you when the book is received. Prospector books may be picked up and returned at the Circulation Desk. The checkout period is three weeks. Media materials may have only a one week checkout period.

To request books on Prospector, you will need to use the barcode number on the back of your UCCS ID card.