UCB Libraries

Scholarly Resource Development



  • Mission
  • Acquisitions
  • Collection Development & Assessment
  • ILL Borrowing


Scholarly Resource Development includes Acquisitions, Collection Development and Assessment, Interlibrary Loan Borrowing and Scholarly Communications. The department supports academic learning and research by acquiring scholarly resources through sustainable acquisition strategies, conservative budget management, gifts, donations & gifts-in-kind, resource sharing and Open Access models. We collaborate with faculty, subject specialists, publishers and consortia to provide library materials in all formats while also monitoring disciplinary and user needs for resources.


For more information, contact Yem Fong, Director, Scholarly Resource Development (Yem.fong@colorado.edu, 303-492-4414)



303-492-8458 (ph)
303-735-5903 (fx)
Norlin, 1st floor NE

Acquisitions is responsible for acquiring materials in a variety of formats, selected for the Libraries’ collections by Collection Development and Subject Specialists, in support of the educational and research mission of the University of Colorado Boulder. Department staff place orders with many different vendors, receive and verify materials received, pay the invoices, and keep appropriate documentation tracking these financial transactions, in accordance with University accounting policy.


To request an item: Suggest a Title for Purchase


Gift Record Form (pdf)

Gift Record Form (xlsx)



Collection Development & Assessment
303-492-4316 (ph)
303-492-8775 (fx)
Norlin, 5th Floor

Serials Review 2013


The primary responsibility of Collection Development is to select and assess library materials needed to support the educational and research mission of the University of Colorado Boulder. Collection Development develops the Libraries' collections of electronic resources and print materials, and formulates collection development policies.


The department supports a large number of Subject Specialists, who in addition to providing materials selection, also perform faculty liason and student outreach activities to ensure that collections are responsive to users' needs.



What's New in Our Collections?

Suggest Purchases

Subject Specialists


About our Collections



Interlibrary Loan Borrowing
OCLC code: COD
NUC code: CoU

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing (ILL or ILLiad) is a service available to current faculty, staff and UCB students pursuing a degree. Our services are to support research and scholarly needs of the UCB campus. Materials that are not available at our University will be borrowed or purchased from other libraries nationally and internationally. The cost for borrowing materials, as well as shipping, is paid for by the Library. The cost per request can range from a few dollars to several hundred.


ILL Frequenty Asked Questions


Borrow, Renew, Request: Non CU Materials


Lending Policies for Other Libraries


Information about borrowing from the Center for Research Libraries