Seay Library Services for Students
The collections and services of the Seay Library are designed to serve Colorado College students. We understand the pressures of the block plan, and we are committed to helping students succeed.
Seay Library does not provide a manned reference desk, but the Music Librarian and other staff members are ready to assist you with any reference questions you might have by calling 719-389-6560 or by email. Reference questions may also be referred to the Tutt Library Reference Desk: in person, by telephone at 719-389-6662, or via email.
The Music Librarian is the liaison librarian for the Music Department and specializes in working with music majors and the Music Department. For majors and departments other than Music, you may want to consult the list of Liaison Librarians by Department.
You may also consult the research guides for academic disciplines, individual classes, and general research topics. The guides are designed by subject experts to help you find the best academic sites and databases to use when researching your topic.
Computers and Technology
Seay Library has four public computers available for your use. Each is equipped with standard office software and web browsers. If all computers are in use, there are others available throughout the campus.
Tutt Library has many computers on the first floor and in the North Basement areas, some with more specialized software for use in coursework. See the list of software installed on Tutt Library computers for details.
Tutt Library also houses the Colorado College Help Desk for your questions about technology at CC; the Computing and Advanced Technology (CAT) Lab for multimedia projects, and computers optimized for students with disabilities.
A photocopier is also available in the lobby by the entrance to the Seay Library.
There are rooms available for listening to recordings and watching videos. One room is equipped for individual listening with headphones (recordings only) and includes two units each stacked with a CD player, cassette player, turntable and amplifier. There are also two rooms available for group listening/viewing for a small number of individuals. Both group rooms contain an amplifier, CD player, cassette player, and turntable; one of them also has a reel-to-reel player and equipment for viewing DVDs and videocassettes.
Our library collections—books, scores, sound recordings, online subscriptions, and more—are selected by CC librarians and faculty to support the CC curriculum. Remember that we can help you obtain books and articles from other libraries via the Prospector - Colorado Unified Catalog or Interlibrary Loan. Please ask a librarian if you need help with library collections.
You may borrow circulating items (books, scores, CDs/Videos) at the circulation desk. Items that a professor has placed on reserve for your class may also be checked out at the circulation desk.
Thesis Privileges and Carrels
Students writing a senior thesis are eligible for longer checkout periods and reserved thesis carrels. Although Seay Library does not have physical carrels available for reserve, the library has set aside certain areas for this purpose. Please see a staff member if you need a thesis reserve space. If you prefer a carrel, please contact the Tutt Library Circulation desk at 719-389-6184 for more information.
Student employees are essential to the operation of Seay Library. If you think you would like to work at the Seay Library, please see our information on student employment.
Circulation/Reference: (719) 389-6560
Fax: (719) 389-6561
Technical Services: (719) 389-6960