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Paying for Printing

Release your print job by entering your student ID number and either paying with your credit card (North Computing Lab only) or inserting cash. The cash machine only accepts $1 and $5 bills. 

  • Black and white: $.15 per page
  • Color: $.30 per page


To print without using cash, visit your school's computer labs.

Each school on Auraria Campus offers computer labs for students with pre-paid printing accounts:

Wireless Printing

You can print to Auraria Library printers from your own device. Visit to upload your document.

Release your print job by entering your email address and inserting cash to pay for your print job.

  • Black and white: $.15 per page
  • Color: $.30 per page

Large Format Printing

The Innovation Garage has three large-format, high-resolution color printers available for Auraria campus students, faculty, and staff.


Auraria Library has three scanners located in the North, South, and West Computing Labs. These scanners allow you to scan books and documents up to 22"x16".

Black and white or color images may be:

  • scanned
  • emailed
  • printed
  • saved to your personal USB drive.

Scanning is free. Printing costs will apply if you choose to send your documents to a Library printing station.


Auraria Library has three self-service scanners that have a copier functionality located at print stations in North, South, and West Computing.

  • Black and white: $.15 per page
  • Color: $.30 per page

Copies may be paid for with credit or debit cards and cash or coins.

Ask Us Chat

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


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.)


  • 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.  


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.