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The Auraria Library is located in downtown Denver, and serves the students, faculty, and staff of three leading urban institutions: University of Colorado Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver; and Community College of Denver.

We strive to create a welcoming environment that fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion and nurtures creativity and learning. We are deeply committed to ensuring equitable access to knowledge and information from diverse perspectives for everyone as we build a shared vision that challenges existing notions of the library and sparks discovery and curiosity about the world around us.

To that end, we are developing our strategic directions that will assist us in articulating how we support our users and define the impact the library has on our community, both in and out of the classroom. You can learn more about our strategic planning process!

 

We invite you to see what's possible at the Auraria Library!

 

- Cinthya Ippoliti
Director, Auraria Library


Mission

To foster intellectual growth, academic success, and life‐long learning for the students, faculty, and staff of the diverse urban campus of Auraria.

Vision

To be the heart of the learning experience.

Values

Intellectual Freedom, Service, Inclusivity, Collaboration and Stewardship.

 

Ask Us Chat

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

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Text us your questions to 303-848-8444. 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.)

In-Person

  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    Stop by the Ask Us Desk for help. The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library.

  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • 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.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  

Call

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

For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).

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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.

  • Start My Research

    This is a quick search option for finding research materials. Enter your search terms to find books, articles, media and more.

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  • Limit Your Search

    You can limit the search to narrow down your results. For example, limit to “Books Only” to find books and ebooks, or “Media Only” for streaming videos.

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  • Research Tools

    Research menu gives you options for in-depth research. Go to Databases List to find the library's subject or format-specific databases for your research.

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  • Get More Help

    Do you still have questions or need help with your research? The library offers several ways for you to get in touch with us.


    Ways to contact Ask Us: chat, text, email, in-person, phone
     

    For more ways to get help go to Ask Us.