UCB Libraries

Reference Services


Throughout the academic year, a volunteer Bookfinder is stationed on level 3A from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays to assist patrons in retrieving items from the stacks.


For additional information, please contact Curt Williams, Circulation Department, 303-492-3978.


Norlin Library Bookfinders!

Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Do you love being in a library? Do you enjoy helping others? Are you available two hours a week or more to be in CU-Boulder’s Norlin Library helping students locate books in the stacks? Become a volunteer Bookfinder and staff a desk on the 3rd floor of Norlin Library to assist CU clientele looking for books and other library materials.

What kind of a time commitment will be expected?

Most Bookfinders agree to work one 2-hour shift per week, either morning or afternoon on a certain day.   Trained substitutes are available to fill in when you are unable to keep your regular hours.

When are the Bookfinders available?

The Bookfinder desk is staffed from 10 am to noon and 1- 3 pm, Monday through Friday when classes are in session. Bookfinders do not staff the desk during academic year breaks (including holidays) or during the summer months.


Learn about Norlin and the library system: the volunteer coordinator works with all new volunteers to make sure they’re informed, comfortable and ready to answer questions on their own. Formal trainings are conducted periodically to communicate changes and updates.


Receive a complimentary library account with the same privileges as Friends of the Libraries Gold Card Members (a $500.00 value!):

  1. 90-day loan periods for most materials
  2. Renewals for additional 90-day periods
  3. 50 items at a time check-out maximum
  4. Place holds on materials checked out by others

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For questions or to sign up now:

Contact Curt Williams, Circulation Department, 303-492-3978.