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Sustainability: Books

Books in the Catalog

Use the CC library catalog to find books, DVDs, and other things in our local collection, as well as links to online resources such as ebooks and streaming video.

If you are used to the old "Tiger" catalog, that was replaced with our new catalog in the summer of 2019. It should work similarly to Tiger, but better! Please ask at the Research Desk or Circulation Desk if you need help.

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.

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.


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.

Reference Books

Print Reference books can't be checked out, but will be available whenever the library's open for perusal and copying.

Here are some reference works that might be helpful: