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Library Services

Acquisition Services
Our goal is to help you stay on the cutting edge of research, technology, management, and other disciplines with the Bureau of Reclamation's mission. To this end, new books and other materials are continually being added to the library collection. We welcome your recommendations and suggestions for new acquisitions.

Books, periodicals, videos and CD-ROMs may also be purchased for use in your office. The library staff will order, track and send the item to you on a permanent loan basis. The item will be processed and added to the online library catalog. This provides a record of all material and helps avoid duplicate purchases within Reclamation. Using the library acquisition service and taking advantage of our discounted buying power is strongly encouraged. Acquisition services are available to Bureau of Reclamation employees only, and require an 18-digit number and cost center for charge back purposes. For further information please contact 303-445-3014.

*New publications that are purchased are shevled in our "New Books" collection.

Circulation Policy
Your Library Account
You may access your library circulation account from the “My Account” from the Library Online Catalog. From the Catalog, click “My Account” at the top of the screen to log on and see the books you have borrowed from the library, verify your current address on file, and more!
*To set up your account, please contact the circulation desk at 303-445-2072.

Borrowing Privileges
All Bureau of Reclamation employees have full borrowing privileges. Our library is open to the public but with limited access to particular documents.

Borrower Responsibilities
Items checked out remain the responsibility of the individual who checked the item out. All borrowers are expected to have current identification information on file at the Bureau of Reclamation circulation desk.

Holds
Patrons can put a hold on an item by accessing your online account or by calling the circulation desk.

Overdue Reminder
An email will be sent out to the patron when an overdue book has not been returned. Please either reply to the message with your request or call the circulation desk at 303-445-2072.

Renewals
Books not requested by other, borrowers may be renew item. Please contact our circulation desk for renewing.

 

Interlibrary Loan Service
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service used to obtain information that is not available in our library such as books and articles. Materials necessary for study and research is borrowed through our nationwide resource-sharing network.

To request an interlibrary loan, complete an ILL request form with as much information as possible and return it to a member of the Library Services Team. Delivery time varies depending upon availability. Most items arrive within two weeks, however delivery time cannot be guaranteed.
Borrowers are encouraged to submit ILL requests well in advance of deadlines.

Loan periods for ILL items are set by the lending library with an average loan period being 1 month. There is a specific area for interlibrary loan pickup and return. If you need additional information please contact the Interlibrary Loan service at 303-445-2064.

Journals and Newspapers
A complete listing of the journal holdings including details of each title along with the retention and issue frequency is available. Journals are shelved in alphabetical order and a some of our popular titles are on display near the study tables. For more information please contact 303-445-2094

Please also visit our electronic journals website located on our intranet site which is made possible through the Bureau of Reclamation library as well as the Department of Interior library. For assistance with passwords and questions please contact the circulation desk @ 303-445-2072.

The library currently subscribes to the following newspapers: Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Federal Times, Navajo Times, Wall Street Journal, Indian Country Today and Navajo Hopi Observer. Back issues are retained for one week.

Reference Service
Technical Information Specialists are available to assist you with your reference needs, including identification and location of facts, statistics,subject searches, articles, and bibliographic citations.
To obtain a more complex literature search, contact a Technical Information Specialist for an appointment at (303) 445-2061. This service is available to Bureau of Reclamation employees only.

Please contact Kristi Thompson regarding this page.
Last modified: 6/29/2007

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