Library News

There are many ways to keep up-to-date on the resources and services you use from the library, including this page. We also share weekly announcements in the Boulder Labs Weekly Bulletin, a monthly newsletter, and a digital display slide deck located outside of the Branch Library (DSRC 2C407). If you want to review our past announcements, you can find them below and in the News Archive.

Library Renovations

As you may have noticed, the Boulder Labs Library recently updated its resources and physical space to better meet the needs of its users. For example, the Library added a meeting/study space in Building 1, Room 1200 based on the feedback from the Library's 2018 customer survey. Changes such as this provide more functional and accessible resources and services to you. While the Library has shifted a handful of resources (such as the IEEE conference proceedings) from physical to online format, the majority of physical books, including journals, conference proceedings, abstracts/indexes, and technical reports have simply moved to a different bookshelf within the Library. Librarians weed (i.e. systematically and selectively remove items from) the collection using a variety of criteria, such as whether or not an item has been checked out within the last 20 years, it is a duplicate of an item already part of the collection, or the material has become outdated (i.e. older computer books). The Boulder Labs Library is dedicated to maintaining an accessible collection relevant to the research needs of the Boulder Labs community. We encourage you to recommend books, databases, or journals via the Library's Resource Recommendation page.

Upcoming 3D Printer Orientation & Safety Training

Reserve your spot in the upcoming 3D Printer Orientation & Safety Training! Visit the Library’s 3D Printing webpage for dates, time and location; and contact Anna McDevitt for registration.

From the Stacks

The June From the Stacks is on display. The theme of June is a continued look at "Local Impact", with 6 new publications focusing on Boulder or Colorado. Topics include: the Big Thompson Flash Flood of 1976, radioisotope sampling of atmospheric nuclear detonations, the historical climatology of downslope windstorms in Boulder, and the history of atmospheric research institutions in Boulder. These items are available at the Branch location (DSRC 2C407) for browsing and checking out.

New Seating Spaces


Come check out the new quiet study spaces at the Boulder Labs Library, Branch location in DSRC Room 2C407 and in Building 1, Room 1200. The locations are furnished with comfortable chairs and ottomans that allow you to spread out your work or put up your feet. You can also work on your laptop or mobile device with individual power outlets and tables in some select seating areas. The seating areas are also great for small, quiet, informal meetings. Building 1, Room 1200 also has tables and seating for 30 individuals. It is great for conferences, large-sized meetings, and collaboration (especially with four large whiteboards).