Due to delays with courier delivery, receipt of Prospector items may be significantly delayed.
- What is Prospector?
- Who can request Prospector materials?
- What can be requested?
- How to search Prospector
- When will materials arrive?
- Where can materials be delivered?
- What is the loan period?
Questions? Please contact the service desk at 303-724-2152.
Prospector is a regional union catalog that includes participating libraries within Colorado and Wyoming. This catalog allows patrons to request items from any participating library and have them sent via courier to their local library for pickup. This service is free for all members of participating Prospector libraries.
Currently, Prospector service is provided to enrolled and active Anschutz students and employees (faculty & staff) from Anschutz campus Schools/Colleges.
Most any bound volume and many physical item(s) like books and AV/media CDs, DVD, etc. which circulate at the owning library. Patrons will be notified via email if a request is not available for loan. Each Prospector library has its own restrictions.
DOES NOT include photocopies. If you have article level requests and are a campus user, you should probably use (or get one) your ILLiad account with interlibrary loan services. Ask our staff about ILLiad and other document delivery services we provide.
Patrons can connect to Prospector by clicking on the Prospector icon located on any member library catalog. Generally you should do a search in the member library catalog first, then look for the Prospector icon.
CU Anschutz affiliated users -- your institutional ID is your student or employee number, if you have questions about this please contact the service desk at 303-724-2152.
Most requests take an average of 3~5 working days to arrive at the borrowers library. You will be notified via email when the item(s) arrive, so make sure your email address is current with the Access Services department. Contact Strauss Health Sciences Library Access Services at 303-724-2152 to make sure your library registration is active and that we have a current email address for you.
Materials can be delivered to "HSL Service Desk" at the Strauss Health Sciences Library where they will be held for 10 days on the hold shelf for pickup after your email notification.
The initial checkout period for Prospector items (books) is 42 days with no renewal. Other items like AV media and special volumes may be 7 day loan period only with no renewals, it depends. For more information, contact our service desk at 303-724-2152 or contact Andrew Gagnon (firstname.lastname@example.org), Prospector Coordinator.