Trying to get your hands on something the library doesn’t have? Try Prospector!


Are you looking for an item HSL doesn’t own? Prospector is a regional union catalog that includes participating libraries within Colorado, as well as the University of Wyoming. This catalog allows patrons to request items from any participating library and have them sent via courier to their local library for pickup. This service is free for all members of participating Prospector libraries.

For students, staff and faculty on the CU Anschutz campus, ordering an item is as easy as going to, searching by title or keyword, and then entering your name and student/employee number after selecting ‘Request’. Books and other material (including CDs and DVDs) will be delivered to HSL; we’ll send you an email when your item is ready for pickup. Most items take an average of 3-5 business days to arrive.

Prospector opens up a whole new world of resources- give it a try!