Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts

Overview of resources useful for research in the Liberal Arts

Learn about CSU Libraries


Learn about your library accounts

For full access to library resources, you will need:                                                                                                 

  • to know your eID eName and ePassword, to enter when prompted by the Libraries' web pages.
  • access to your two library accounts, described below.

My Record account.

  • Your primary, 24/7 library account. Lists the physical items, such as books, that you have borrowed or are waiting to receive.
  • Use this account to renew items that are currently checked out to you.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account.

  • Have your CSU eID and password handy. The first time you log in, you will be taken to a registration form; once the form is completed, you will have access to your Interlibrary Loan account.

Use the library off campus

If you see lock iconnext to a database name, you will be prompted to log in with your eID and password when you are off campus.

If you are searching Primo, you may want to sign in quickly to ensure you are seeing all full-text items and their availability. Just use the yellow sign-in bar (example below), or the "Sign In" link in the Primo menu.

Primo sign in bar

See our Off-Campus Access page for more help using library resources off campus.

Distance Learners: Check out CSU books

  1. While in the Library catalog and viewing the record for the book, dissertation, or other item you want, click the Request button located under Find a Copy. You must be signed in with your eID and password to see this option if an item is available from CSU Libraries.
  2. Choose Distance Learner or Home address as your pick-up location.
  3. The item will be mailed to you. You are responsible for the return postage.

Undergraduates have a four-week loan period for books, government documents and electronic media. Graduate students have a six-month loan period. Items may be renewed if no other patron has placed a hold/recall on them.

Return books to:

Colorado State University
1019 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019

Distance Learners: Check out Prospector books

If a title is checked out from Morgan Library or is not owned by CSU, check the Prospector catalog. Prospector is a unified catalog of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. With a single search you can identify and borrow materials from the collections and have them delivered to you. 

To borrow through Prospector, select Colorado State University from the drop-down menu. Enter your first and last name and your CSU ID number (nine digit number on your CSU ID card). Select Distance Learner from the Pickup Location menu. The item will be mailed to you. You are responsible for the return postage.

Undergraduate and graduate students have the same loan periods - three weeks with one three-week renewal. 

Return books to:

Colorado State University
1019 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019

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