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- What is PASCAL?
Where is PASCAL?
- PASCAL is an acronym for Preservation and Access Service Center
for Colorado Academic Libraries. It is a high-density storage
facility for infrequently-used research library materials from
the University of Colorado. PASCAL
is managed through the University of Colorado - Denver Health
Sciences Library. PASCAL is designed to provide high-density
shelving for library materials in a climate-controlled environment
which will preserve the integrity of the materials for
What kinds of materials are stored in PASCAL?
- PASCAL is located on the UCD Anschutz Medical Campus in
Aurora, Colorado. The address is 13188 East 19th Avenue which
is one block east of Building 500.
How are items retrieved from PASCAL?
- Low-use materials, maps, reels of film, microfiche, bound
journals, monographs, oversized and fragile materials from the
UC and DU libraries are stored in PASCAL.
Is PASCAL open to the public?
- All materials deposited in PASCAL are made available
through through participating library online catalogues or
through the Prospector catalogue.
Can material be used on-site?
- Individuals holding a valid University of Colorado card may check out books directly
from PASCAL and/or use the PASCAL reading room. PASCAL
patrons must make an appointment 24 hours in advance and notify
PASCAL staff which material they wish to use so that the material
can be retrieved from the stacks and acclimatized prior to
loan. Material stored in PASCAL is shelved in high-density
shelving and is therefore not browseable. Research visits
may be arranged by calling 303-724-1114. Please indicate name,
telephone number or email address and what materials will be used.
What is the turnaround time to retrieve material?
- On-site user service is available to registered borrowers
of participating institutions from 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through
Friday except for university holidays. Patrons are not permitted
in the stack area.
How do I know when an item is stored in PASCAL?
- Currently a delay of at least two days can be expected for
Denver area library patrons and three days for all other
Prospector libraries (not including Saturdays and Sundays).
What are the loan policies for materials stored at PASCAL?
- PASCAL material is designated as “PASCAL OFFSITE” in the
UC-Boulder Chinook online catalogue and “PASCAL” in the UCD-HSL Impulse online catalogue
and the UCD Auraria Library Skyline catalogue. Material stored
in PASCAL is designated as belonging to the home library on
Whom do I contact if I have additional questions?
- Monographs are loaned to patrons for 21 days with one
renewal. ILL library users must request materials through
their home library’s ILL process. Monograph loans are subject
to local ILL practices with the actual loan period not to
exceed 21 days and no renewals allowed. Serials are loaned
for 7 days with no renewals. Serials loans are subject to
local ILL practices with the actual loan period not to exceed
7 days and no renewals allowed. Media (non-paper formats)
loans are 7 days, no renewals. Media loans are subject to local
ILL practices with the actual loan period not to exceed 7 days
and no renewals allowed.
- Please contact your home library reference desk or call
Michael Kelty, the PASCAL Manager, at 303-724-1114 or contact
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13188 E 19th Ave
P. O. Box 6508
Campus Box F494
Aurora, CO 80045