Resources for the Public

The Arthur Lakes Library is open to the public. However, some of our resources are available only to Mines students, faculty and staff.

Campus Maps, Directions, Parking

Library Location and Parking for Visitors

Collections & Resources Available to the Public

Library catalog

Databases and e-publications (most) are accessible onsite only via the library’s public computers.

Open print collections

  • You must have a valid library membership or reciprocal library card to check out materials.
  • Special collections, including the Russell L. & Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, have use restrictions and may be available only by appointment.

Need assistance?

  • Staff can assist you with collections and equipment at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor.
  • Librarians can help you with research during business hours on weekdays as available, or contact us for an appointment.
  • Staff Directory
  • Ask a Librarian

Public Computers, WiFi & Printing

Public computers

  • Acceptable Use of Public Computers Policy
  • Library Internet Use Policy
  • Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc.) is not available but any cloud-based document editor, such as Office 365 or Google Docs, can be utilized
  • Please be aware that external drives (e.g., USB drives) cannot be read by the public computers, but you can save to them

WiFi: CSMguest wireless network is available with a valid email address. Note: CSMguest does not provide access to subscribed e-journals, e-books or databases.

Downloading and Printing (B&W): E-content from the Web can be downloaded to your USB flash drive or printed from a library public computer for a fee.

Photocopying & Copy Services


Benefits of Membership:

  • Check out circulating materials.
  • Request materials from Interlibrary Loan. Note: There is an additional fee.

Check Out Library Materials policies and membership costs.

To join:

  • You must be a Colorado resident.
  • Alumni: Current members of the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association (residing in Colorado) have a free membership.
  • Contact the Front Desk.

Ask a Librarian

Need research help? Can't find a resource? Submit your question here and it will be answered by a librarian. See the Frequently Asked Questions.