Need a book, article, or other item that the Auraria Library doesn't own? Find it through Prospector, our partnership with other Colorado libraries, or from another library through interlibrary loan (ILLiad).


Contact us at or 303-556-4498.


You have access through Prospector to 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos, and other materials held in academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. If the item you wanted isn't available in Prospector, place a request for it via Interlibrary loan.

Estimated delivery: 2 to 4 days

How: Search for your item in Prospector. Click the "Request this item" link for each item you would like. Select Auraria Library and enter your name and ID number. You will receive an email when the item is ready for you to pickup at Ask Us in Auraria Library.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

Interlibrary loan (ILLiad or ILL) is an online system to order books, materials and journal articles which are not owned or available in the Auraria Library's collection through a nation-wide network.

Estimated delivery: Loans - 1 to 6 weeks; Articles - 1 to 2 days.

How: Create an ILLiad account. Use WorldCat to find what you’re looking for and request a loan through ILLiad.