Archive for the ‘downtime/outage’ Category

Prospector shutting down temporarily

March 17, 2020

Prospector borrowing and lending is shutting down today, March 17th, as the vast majority of libraries participating in the service are closed and not available for interlibrary loan. The Prospector catalog is still searchable and many Regis library electronic resources can be accessed through it.

Prospector down February 3rd

February 1, 2020

Prospector will be down on Monday, February 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST for a system migration.

Prospector borrowing restored

September 25, 2019

Borrowing has been re-established in Prospector. If you encounter any issues or have questions about a request, please stop by the Access Services desk or email

Limited database access

September 16, 2019

We have been reaching out to our database vendors to determine what alternate authentication might be available for our licensed resources until the network and authentication are restored.

Current Regis students, faculty and staff can use the link below to find access information for some library databases; we will continue to add to this list as we’re able to establish more access points.

Regis users will be prompted to request access to the site; our staff will be monitoring this and responding to these requests daily from 8am – 10pm. If it is outside those hours we will respond as quickly as we can.

Some databases are temporarily set to default to full text results. The “Check for Full Text” links do work in any of the index/abstract databases, however the only links that are working through the article linker are ones going to open access platforms (Directory of Open Access Journals, etc.)

Multi-disciplinary open access repositories

September 6, 2019

Here are some additional open access repositories that should be useful for academic research across a multitude of disciplines and areas of study.

Digital Commons Network –

Social Sciences Research Network –

CORE – a kind of meta search engine for academic repositories worldwide.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

August 30, 2019

Continue to check for updates to the recovery from the cyberattack on the university.

Library & Information Services Alternative-tech Solutions

August 30, 2019

Due to the cyberattack on the university, many Regis Library resources and services are unavailable at this time. Please know that the faculty and staff of the Regis Library are on-site at the Dayton Memorial Library on the Northwest Campus ready to assist patrons. Patrons can access print journals, magazines, and newspapers on site, and can check out books and media from our collection. In addition, the Regis Library recommends the following online resources to help satisfy your information needs during this disruption in service:

Local Public Library Systems: you can access online databases, submit Prospector book requests, and place interlibrary loan requests after successfully creating an account with either system listed below. Please note that you will need to abide by the rules and policies associated with the library system whose services you access.

Denver Public Library – Any Colorado resident or student in-state attending a Colorado college or university may obtain a free Denver Public Library Card.

Jefferson County Public Library: – Your ID doesn’t need to list a CO address, but new registrants must have an address in Colorado. Closest branch libraries are located in Arvada, Wheatridge, and Edgewater.

Public databases and search engines: the search engines and database listed below allow researchers to search for and identify journal articles and academic publications. However, options to access the full-text document may be limited in some instances. When full-text is not available, try using the interlibrary loan service from one of the public library systems listed above.

Directory of Open Access Journals: DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.Given that all journals listed in the directory are open access, users should expect to be able to access the full-text document for any article that appears in one of the journals listed. a product from Cornell University, provides open access to 1,583,147 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

Google Scholar: a public search engine specific to academic publications. When available, look for links to the full-text document on the right hand side of the search results page.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center): a public database from the US Department of Education. The database indexes a wide range of academic journals related to the field of education and publications from the US Department of Education.

PubMed: a public database that comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from the MEDLINE database, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites (often paywalled).

University repositories: many colleges and universities archive faculty publications in open online institutional repositories. Examples include the DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard), DSpace@MIT, and the Knowledge@UChicago repositories. A good way to search for and identify university repositories is to limit your Google search to the .edu domain, as in this example (notice the use of the site: .edu limit to narrow the scope of the search to academic sites). You may wish to also consult the list of open access disciplinary specific archives listed on the Open Access Directory project from Simmons University.

Alternate email contact during tech outage

August 30, 2019

Due to the cyberattack on the university, you can reach us using the following alternate email addresses until systems are restored:


Student Disability Services & University Testing

The Learning Commons

Other temporary phone and email contacts for the university are available on

Brief printing interruptions

June 20, 2019

The university will complete the final phase of migrating the print servers to the Regis cloud-based system. There will be a brief period (approximately 20 minutes) in which printing will not be available at all campuses.

This transition will take place over the next three weeks at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

After this brief period if you experience printing issues, please contact the ITS Help Center at 303-458-4050 or email Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.

ProQuest Ebook maintenance April 20th

April 15, 2019

ProQuest’s Ebook Central will be unavailable from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MDT on Saturday, April 20th for system maintenance.