Morgan Library Goes Green

Go Green

Let CSU Libraries help make your research and classroom paper free.

Since 1998, the Morgan Library has sought to expand its electronic services and resources to eliminate the photocopy and printing program which cost the Library more than $30,000 per year and created tons of paper waste. Along with more than 24,000 electronic journals and 198 research databases and tools available through the Libraries web site, these discussions lead to the creation of sustainable electronic services such as Electronic Reserve and Local Document Delivery. Both services can drastically reduce faculty and student dependence on paper in the classroom and in their research.

Electronic Reserve
Allows instructors to provide students with electronic access to journal articles, book chapters, test files, and other required course readings.
ER Advantages:

  • Available to students 24/7
  • Avoids costly paper copies
  • ER staff scan materials for you
  • ER staff will provide assistance for students and instructors via email, phone or in-person at the Interlibrary Loan Office.
  • ER staff will add access to graduate teaching assistants
  • ER fully complies with Fair Use provision of the US Copyright Act
    Contact: cristi.macwaters@colostate.edu

Local Document Delivery:
Interlibrary Loan provides electronic access to any journal article in the CSU collection
Advantages:

  • 24 hour desktop delivery of ANY article in the CSU collection (or at any library)
  • Avoid paper copies or searching the stacks
  • Requests can be made directly from database searches through FindIt@ CSU screen
  • Available to faculty, instructors, and students
    Contact: illstaff@library.colostate.edu