Computing

Tech Help Desk

The Tech Help Desk provides library patrons with support for printing and scanning, computer logons, microform machines, self-checkout machines, the collaborative workstation, basic tech help such as email, attachments and scanning, and using the wireless network.

Stop by the Tech Help Desk on Level 1 of the library or call 303-556-6159 for assistance during our hours: 
Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. – 10 pm, Fri 7:30 – 6 p.m., Sat & Sun 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Logging in to a library workstation

  • Students: most of the computers in the library are for students of the Auraria Campus. Log in to a library workstation with your last name and 9-digit student ID (exceptions: CU Denver faculty add three zeros before your 6-digit ID).
  • Public patrons: The library also has 6 workstations open to the public. Patrons must present a valid state ID at the Ask Us Desk to receive login information. Computer use is limited to one hour per day.

Saving your work

Students may save documents in the “My Documents” folder on any computer (documents saved on computer are deleted automatically every night) or a flash drive, or they may email documents to themselves.

Hardware available in the Library

Hardware available for checkout

Available at the Ask Us Desk on a first-come, first-served basis for in-library use during regular library hours. Valid student, staff, or faculty ID required:

  • 20 iPads (4 hours)
  • 37 Laptops (students - 4 hours / faculty - 2 weeks)
  • 96 TI-84+ graphing calculators ( 2 hours or for a semester)

Software available in the library

  • Adobe Reader
  • Audacity
  • Google Earth
  • MS Office 2010
  • Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • VLC Media Player

Wireless Access

There are four wireless network connections available in the Library. For information on connecting, please see our Wireless Access page.

Other computer labs/facilities on campus:

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