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    About Tutt Library


    Welcome to Tutt Library!   

    We honor the indigenous people of the area and former inhabitants of the land upon which Tutt Library stands.  This region was once the territory of Utes and other indigenous and native peoples. We respect and appreciate that the land we occupy has been a vibrant place for indigenous gathering in the past and we hope it will continue to be so today and into the future.


    Tutt Library’s vision is to be one of the finest liberal arts college libraries in the country, responsive to the distinctive rhythms of the Block Plan and rooted in Colorado College’s sense of place.


    Tutt Library’s mission is to foster intellectual exploration and discovery.

    We fulfill this mission in partnership with the Colorado College community in a number of ways:

    Delivering research expertise, collections, services, and technologies to support Colorado College’s academic mission and the rhythms of the Block Plan.

    Creating an inclusive environment that respects, appreciates, and enriches all individuals and groups in our diverse community.

    Serving as a hub for academic excellence programs, scholarship, learning, and discovery in a range of collaborative, reflective, and creative spaces.

    Teaching students to discover, create, and use information and knowledge with rigor and integrity.

    Preserving and sharing Colorado College’s intellectual and creative works and building distinctive collections related to our sense of place.

    The one and only library built for the Block Plan has: 

    • Many academic student services under one roof (Library Partners)
    • Places where students and faculty can work in quiet or collaborative environments with seats to accommodate over 1,000 people 
    • Group study rooms, classrooms, event spaces and meeting rooms, senior carrels, and Susie B’s cafe 
    • The Julie Penrose Reading Room (Garden Level) and climate controlled Special Collections vault
    • Compact shelving housing over 400,000 physical volumes

    Tutt Library History

    2017 Renovation