The Auraria Library will resume limited in-person services starting Aug. 17th. For additional information, please visit the Auraria Library Safe Return Plan page.

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The Auraria Library is committed to providing all users with disabilities access to Library facilities, information resources, services and programs.

The Library works closely with the diversity & inclusion offices for all three institutions on campus on services for students with disabilities. If you have a request not mentioned in the services listed below, please contact us to discuss other options.

Available Services

ADA Workroom & Workstations

The ADA Workroom is an open space available to all users with priority given to users with disabilities. In this room there is the following adaptive technology:

  • Video Phone Relay System I communication over video telephones via a sign language interpreter.
  • Topaz | desktop video magnifier
  • Two assistive technology workstations

There are four more assistive technology workstations throughout the Library:

  • North Computing (1)
  • South Computing (1)
  • West Computing (1)
  • 210H Group Study Room (Bookable at Book Study Rooms)

These six assistive technology workstations have the following software:

  • DRAGON I Speech Recognition Software
  • JAWS | (Job Access With Speech) Screen Reader Software
  • ZoomText | Screen Magnification Software 
  • Read&Write Gold | Reading & Writing Support Software by text help (on all computer workstations in the Library)

Use this map to locate these workstations.

One laptop with DRAGON software is available for checkout at the Ask Us Desk.

Other Adaptive Technology

  • Intel Reader | reads printed material aloud
  • UbiDuo System | face-to-face communication assistance

Electronic Resources

Auraria Library subscribes to many electronic resources (streaming videos, e-books, e-journals) from third-party vendors. The Library aims to subscribe to only online resources that meet WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines, however some of our vendors are not fully compliant. If you encounter a resource that does not meet your accessibility needs, please fill out the report-a-problem form and choose ADA Accessibility as the problem category. We will contact the vendor and attempt to resolve the problem. Many vendors will convert a resource, such as a journal article or streaming video, to accessible formats by request.

Service Animals

The Auraria Library welcomes service animals as defined by the ADAAA. For additional assistance, please contact us by email, phone (303-315-7763), or in person.

Auraria Library Floor Maps

Use screen reader optimized PDF Map to find where accessibility services are located in the library: Download Accessible PDF Floor Maps

Ask Us Chat

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

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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.)

In-Person

  • 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.

Call

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

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