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  • COVID-19 Update: Campus open to public Monday through Friday, 9AM-12PM and 2PM-5PM.


    As of July 6, campus services are available in person and in remote format. Visitors must follow the signs to health screening upon arrival.

Mission and Vision


The Colorado State University-Pueblo Library enables student success by providing a supportive and collaborative academic environment in which students learn to discover, access, and use information resources effectively; critically explore new ideas and concepts; and develop lifelong learning skills. The Library’s suite of services and information resources enables high quality teaching, learning, and research for students, faculty, and staff. Special events and collections promote cultural appreciation and lifelong learning throughout the campus and community.


The Colorado State University-Pueblo Library is the gathering place where the campus and community come together to interact, access information and ideas, learn, collaborate, and create.

Guiding Principles

The following principles provide the common threads for priority recommendations/activities. The University Library:

  • Is focused on improving the user’s experience
  • Collaborates with all other university departments and all its users to help further the university's mission
  • Provides a welcoming and supportive academic environment
  • Uses current technology to facilitate access to information
  • Is a teaching institution
  • Is a catalyst for creative and intellectual activity
  • Promotes and preserves the intellectual capital of the university
  • Affirms the principles of intellectual freedom embodied in the American Library Association's Bill of Rights


  • 350,000+ books and government documents
  • 8,000+ CDs, DVDs, and videocassettes
  • Access to over 100,000 print and online journals
  • Access to over 100 online databases
  • University Archives and Special Collections

The library's services include:

  • Print and online course reserves
  • Borrowing materials from other libraries
  • Teaching research skills
  • Research consultations
  • Multimedia workstations
  • Laptops available for checkout
  • Printing and photocopying

Strategic Plan

The Library's three-year strategic plan outlines the Library's goals, objectives, and measures for 2014–2017. The library's strategic plan encompasses five core areas: 

  1. Educational Role: The Library partners in the educational mission of the institution to develop and support information-literate learners who can discover, access, and use information effectively for academic success, research, and lifelong learning.
  2. Collections: The Library provides access to collections sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, format, and currency to enable high quality teaching, learning, and research for students, faculty, and staff.
  3. Institutional Effectiveness: The Library defines, develops, and measures outcomes that contribute to institutional effectiveness and apply findings for purposes of continuous improvement.
  4. External Relations: The Library engages the campus and broader community through multiple strategies in order to advocate, educate, and promote
    its value.
  5. Space: The Library is the intellectual commons where users interact with ideas in both physical and virtual environments to expand learning and facilitate the creation of new knowledge.
Shot of three students in online, in person, and hybrid learning formats.

Get Ready for Fall 2020

Cross-campus plans have been developed that allow for in-person, hybrid, and online class experiences that will help you to tailor your schedule in a flexible way that meets your personal needs.

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