General Collections

The general collections include most books, circulating government publications, maps, and off-site storage materials.

User Type Loan Period Renewal Item Limit

Auraria and other CU campus Undergraduate

28 days

3

75

Auraria and other CU campus Graduate

60 days

3

75

Auraria and other CU campus Faculty/Staff

180 days

4

200

Public, Alumni, and Guests

21 days

1

6

Prospector

Prospector is a partnership between 25 libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector you can choose from over 30 million books, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials held in these libraries and have them delivered to you at your home library.

User Type Loan Period Renewal Item Limit

Auraria Undergraduate

21 days

1

40

Auraria Graduate

21 days

1

40

Auraria Faculty/Staff

21 days

1

40

Interlibrary Loan

If you are an Auraria campus user looking for an item that is not available at Auraria or through Prospector, you can request materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan.  The loan period and renewal options are determined by the lending library. Articles are electronically accessed from the your ILLiad account. Other materials are picked up from the Ask Us Desk. Renewal requests must be made at least 5 working days prior to the due date.

Reference

Reference materials are for use in the library only. Reference materials (excludes materials at the Ask Us Desk) may be checked out only to Auraria campus faculty for a 4 hour or overnight period.

Periodicals

Magazines and journals are for use in the library only. Current and bound issues of periodicals can be checked out only by Auraria Campus faculty for a 24 hour time period. To check out a periodical, please obtain a request form from the Ask Us Desk.

Reserves

Reserves provide convenient access to required reading materials selected by faculty. Reserves may include online articles, books, audio and video tapes, and other items required for class assignments. Reserve items are available for short-term loans (usually two hours) in order to ensure availability for many users.

Videos

Students may borrow most DVDs for 7 days. Some DVDs (those held behind the Ask Us Desk) may be used only for 4 hours within the library.

Faculty may book videos and DVDs in advance for classroom viewing. We recommend booking at least a week in advance to confirm availability.

Anatomical Models (and other resources)

You can find a variety of items to support your course work at the Ask Us Desk, such as anatomical models, skeletons, graphing calculators, graphics tablets, and laptop computers. The loan period on these items varies from two hours to a few days.

 

Confidentiality of Library Records

Library circulation records and other records and databases identifying the names of library users are strictly confidential under State Law: Colorado Statute 24-90-119 Privacy of User Records. Such records will not be made available except pursuant to legal process, order or subpoena through the University Librarian/Library Director.