Sharing Library Resources Across the Divide
Feb. 15, 2011 -- The Leslie J. Savage Library at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is bigger than you think! Library patrons now have access to 30 million books, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials.
The library joined Prospector, a unified catalog of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.
Last September, the Marmot Library Network, representing Savage Library and 19 other libraries and library districts in Colorado, received $226,000 from the Colorado Department of Education to bring the colleges and public libraries of Marmot into Prospector. With the addition of Western, Prospector has more than 10 million unique titles with 30 million copies.
With their Savage Library card, library patrons can request materials from other Prospector libraries and have those materials delivered directly to Savage Library for pick up.
“By participating in Prospector, students, faculty and all Savage Library patrons will see faster delivery of materials from other Colorado libraries,” said library director Nancy Gauss.
Savage Library is among the first Marmot libraries to join Prospector. Within the next four to six months, all Marmot public and academic libraries, including the Gunnison County Library District, will join Prospector.
More information about Prospector can be found at www.coalliance.org/prospector.