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The library's primary mission is to serve the Museum's staff, both paid and volunteer. In recognition of the value of its resources, the library is also available to local area educators, visiting scholars, Museum members, Museum visitors, and the general public.

General Collections and Research Information

Check out volunteer opportunities with the Collections and Research Division.

The department's collections focus on the core subject specialties of the Museum: anthropology, archaeology, earth sciences, zoology, museum studies, and DMNS history.

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30,000 volumes of books, periodicals, and other published media
Photo Archives: 300,000 photographic images
Museum Archives: 1,200 cubic feet of Museum records and personal papers

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Library open to the public: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday (closed Sundays and holidays)
Lend in person to DMNS members and holders of valid Colorado library cards. Interlibrary loans and photocopier also available. Collections cataloged on international OCLC system.

Archives and Photo Archives available to the public by appointment: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

For more information:
Library: 303/370-6362
Photo Archives: 303/370-8250
Archives: 303/370-8353
Fax: 303/331-6492

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  • Elizabeth H. Clancy, Photo Archivist
    B.A., 1976, University of Colorado
    C.A. (Academy of Certified Archivists) 1989

  • Katherine B. Gully, Librarian
    [email protected]
    M.S.L.S., 1973, Syracuse University

  • Kristine A. Haglund, Archivist and Department Head
    [email protected]
    B.A., 1969, University of Colorado
    C.A. (Academy of Certified Archivists), 1989

  • Eloise Howerton, Library Assistant
  • Jill Skorpen, Photo Archives Data Manager

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