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Open Access: The Best Way Forward for Equity and Inclusion in Research

Open Access (OA) refers to scholarly research that is online and freely accessible. Writing scholarly research is expensive. That’s where Auraria Library and Open Access come in.

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Auraria Library statement against library vendors developing surveillance software

Collections Strategies 10.08.2020

We at Auraria Library stand strongly against the direct or indirect development or selling of surveillance data to law enforcement, including ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

He’s Back! More research materials now available

Access and Public Services 10.05.2020

Did you know you have access to research materials from libraries all across Colorado? Sharing materials amongst libraries stopped for a time because of COVID-19 restrictions but our old friend “Prospector” is back up and running.

Auraria Library Safe Return: Phase II

Auraria Library 09.30.2020

Grab-to-Go will be available starting August 17th, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer safe access to library materials through a process similar to curbside pickup services.  


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Use this chat box to ask a librarian for research help. We’re available 24/7! (Holidays excluded.)


Text us your questions to 720-438-4446. We’ll answer from 9 am to 6 pm during the week and reply to after hours questions the next morning. (Your provider rates will apply.)


  • What Help is Available?
    Please visit our Safe Return page for the latest updates about what services are currently available.

  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the Library, Campus, or three Institutions. This service also loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please visit the Safe Return page for information about when this service will be available.

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

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    Let's get started with using the library tools!

    Take a quick tour to learn about the research tools on this page.