The Multimedia Library

The ALTEC Multimedia Library, located in Hellems 159, is a language education resource center for the University of Colorado. This resource library contains a large collection of foreign language films, textbooks, magazines, CDs, books, news and other language learning materials from around the world. The library was designed with the language student in mind and because of this, we supply all of the latest technology that one might need to excel in one's target language. This includes 7 PC and 7 Mac desktop computers in the library as well as electronics available for loan such as laptops, laptop adaptors, video cameras, microphones, and iPads. Our highly trained student staff is ready to assist you.

In addition, the members of our student staff are also native speakers of and study a wide range of languages including English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Tibetan. If you have an interest in practicing your oral and listening skills, stop by the front desk to chat with our student staff in your target language.

Library Hours

Fall and Spring Schedule

Mon-Thur: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Summer Schedule

Mon-Thur: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Media Library Closures

Library is closed during holidays and fall and spring break. Library will be closed August 1st-19th.


Within the library we have a set of long tables, and a divided space (the Cube) that can be reserved; each area can seat 10 individuals. When you are ready to make a reservation, please view the schedules and stop by the front desk or email These spaces are used for group meetings such as project planning sessions, tutoring, office hours, group studying, and language events such as coffee and conversation meetups.

HLMS 159 Table Area     HLMS 159 Cube

Resource Requests

Language department faculty are encouraged to submit requests to purchase new resources for the library. These resources are funded through Program Fees and purchase requests are reviewed by the Program Fees committee. To submit a request, please fill out a Course Material Purchase Request Form. Faculty can also submit a Media Streaming Request Form in order to stream media with or without subtitles for their class online and allow students to view the media at home.