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Tutt Library Research Guides


African Studies: Books

Find resources on Africa and the African Diaspora.




Search Tiger for books in Tutt & Seay Music Libraries. E-books found through Tiger are available to members of the CC community; public patrons may access them on our public computers. Journals, government documents, microform, and Special Collections items may be found in Tiger as well.

Book Emergency 911

The book I want is not available in Tutt and I can't wait for Prospector or ILL.

Search the catalogs of UCCS Library or Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD)

It's 5AM and I need one more book for my paper.

Try Google Books -- the book you need may have full or partial viewing.

The popular book for my class is sold out at the Worner book store.

Check out Poor Richard's Book Store just down the street on Tejon.


Search Prospector for books in the region -- Colorado plus University of Wyoming-Laramie and some libraries in Kansas.

Use your last name and long Tiger number to complete the request process.  If Prospector won't accept your number, please contact the Circulation Desk at (719) 389-6184. 

Books generally take from 3-5 business days to be delivered.  You will receive an email notification when requested items arrive.  Prospector books can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Tip: You can monitor the status of a Prospector request by logging into your Tiger account.


Use WorldCat to order books not available at CC or through Prospector. Please note that ordering books through InterLibrary Loan may take up to two weeks.

WorldCat is a "union catalog" of libraries all over the world. WorldCat can tell you how many libraries have a particular item and give you a list of holding libraries, organized by geographic location.

Tip: Not every library in Colorado is in the Prospector system. You may be able to find books in local public libraries and access them on-site.

Tutt Library, Colorado College      Research Help Desk: 719-389-6662, Texting: 719-387-5441, E-mail: