Douglas County Library Joins Prospector

The Douglas County Library system is the newest library to join Prospector. Douglas County Library was established in 1966 by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners who appropriated $5,000 for library operations. The following year, philanthropist Philip S. Miller and his wife, Jerri donated an additional $25,000 for library construction and the library opened in August of 1967. In 1990 voters passed the Douglas County Public Library District, which created an independent taxing district to fund library operations.
In 2007 Douglas County Libraries (DCL) became the third largest public library system in Colorado and was ranked second in library circulation. This same year, it received the John Dana Cotton Award, a prestigious award from the American Library Association that honors exemplary library public relations. Today, this bustling library district serves a population of almost 300,000, has 7 branches and a local research center devoted to the preservation of history in Douglas County and surrounding areas.
The library’s program and services align with its mission to advocate for literacy and lifelong learning.
DCL offers adult education and test prep which includes tutoring for ESL, basic literacy, and high school equivalency exam preparation. Programs dedicated to kids and teens include story times, homework help through BrainFuse, an online program and other online databases and resources. Bark for Books is another creative program through the library that supports reluctant readers by letting them read aloud to therapy dogs.
DCL has a rich and diverse collection of close to 700,000 items featuring ebooks, streaming services, digital magazines as well as classical literature, research items, popular fiction and more. DCL uses the Horizon system for the local catalog and connects to Prospector through a special server which translates communication between the local server and the Prospector INN-Reach catalog. We welcome Douglas County Libraries to Prospector!

Anythink (Adams County) Public Library Joins Prospector

Anythink, the public library district serving Adams county has joined Prospector.  With a service population of over 368,000 people, Anythink includes  7 physical locations and a book mobile and provides it’s community with high demand cutting edge materials, programming and media.  Anythink is well known for it’s library programming.  In 2016, the library  hosted a Beerology, a beer education event and fundraiser for the Anythink foundation.  For the last four years Anythink has hosted a Backyard Concert Series at the Wright Farms Branch. They have also hosted a music contest just for teens, A block party to connect residents with each other and the library and a Boyd Norton Photography exhibit.  Anythink has strong community partners that have contributed to the success of its programs. Some of these partners include  Adams County Sustainability, the Aspen Institute, Brighton Fire Rescue, City of Northglenn, City of Thornton, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Exploration Universe, Great Divide Brewing, Midtown, Northglenn High School, Rocky Mountain PBS, the Space Science Institute and Welby Heritage.  We are pleased to welcome Anythink Library to Prospector.

Lafayette Public Library Joins Prospector

On January 17, 2017  The Lafayette Public Library joined Prospector through the Flatirons Consortium, a consortium of libraries in the northern front range.  Lafayette was originally founded in 1888 by Mary Miller. She and her husband Lafayette Miller moved to Lafayette to farm land. Coal was eventually discovered on this land and Mary designated a portion of this land to the town which she named Lafayette after her husband.  Lafayette quickly became part of the coal mining boom and by 1914 it had two banks, four hotels and brick works.

Today Lafayette is a bustling city that has experienced a steady growth in population over the last two decades.  It is home of the oatmeal Festival. peach Festival, wine Festival and Lafayette Days.  The main high school is Centaurus  and has an enrollment of about 1,000 students.  Peak to Peak charter school is also an alternative K-12 school in Lafayette.  The library provides an array of book clubs, story hours and special programming.  To learn more about Lafayette Public Library see: http://www.cityoflafayette.com/945/Library

 

Prospector Available to Denver Public Library Patrons

Prospector is once again available to Denver Public Library customers. Requests will immediately display in the Denver Public Library customer’s account in “Active” status. The status will change to “Shipped” when the item is on its way to Denver Public Library and to “Received” when the item is ready for pick up. Over the next few weeks, DPL items will be loaded into Prospector and available for other library patrons to borrow.

Colorado State University Temporarily Unavailable in Prospector Starting November 1, 2016

Hello,

Colorado State University-Fort Collins and Pueblo libraries will be unavailable for lending and borrowing in Prospector starting November 1, 2016 while they undergo a library system migration.  Card holders for these 2 libraries may consider getting a library card from a public library in Prospector http://prospectorhome.coalliance.org/prospectornews/about and using traditional Interlibrary Loan while CSU completes the migration.   See http://library.csupueblo.edu/ and http://lib.colostate.edu/ for further information.

Thanks,

Prospector Team

Health Sciences Library (Anschutz Medical Campus) Temporarily Unavailable in Prospector Starting November 7th

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The Health Sciences Library (Anschutz Medical Campus) will be unavailable for lending and borrowing through Prospector starting November 7, 2016 while they migrate from their local library catalog to another brand .  Card holders from HSL may consider getting a library card from a public library in Prospector http://prospectorhome.coalliance.org/prospectornews/about and using traditional Interlibrary Loan during this time.

Thanks,

Prospector Team

University of Denver Temporarily Unavailable in Prospector

The University of Denver Libraries is in the process of migrating to a new catalog system. As part of this process, their holdings are unavailable in Prospector and DU card holders can’t place Prospector requests. If you are a DU card holder,  you may also want to get a card from another metro area library that participates in Prospector  so you can continue using the service.  See: http://prospectorhome.coalliance.org/prospectornews/about  for a list of participating libraries. Once the migration is complete, DU will rejoin Prospector. We anticipate this will be later in the fall of 2016. For more information see: http://library.du.edu/alerts/

Sincerely,

Prospector Team

 

 

 

MOBIUS search button unavailable in Prospector

The MOBIUS search option  is currently unavailable in Prospector while MOBIUS updates their  library catalog.  In the mean time, if you don’t find what you need in Prospector, you can search the MOBIUS catalog directly at: http://searchmobius.org/iii/encore .

 

Prospector Team

 

Prospector Unavailable July 6th starting at 5am

Prospector will be unavailable on July 6th for a couple of hours starting at 5am for a system upgrade.  We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.  Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

The Prospector Team

Colorado College Items Temporarily Unavailable in Prospector

Items from Colorado College are temporarily unavailable in Prospector as the library undergoes a renovation project.  Once the renovation is completed, items will once again be requestable through Prospector.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Prospector Team