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

The computers in the library are for students, faculty and staff 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).

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

  • 163 Windows 7 workstations
  • 2 ADA computer stations with adjustable desks
  • 1 HP color scanner
  • 1 KIC Click Self-Serve Book Scanner
  • 1 lynda.com Kiosk (Computer AL-SOUTH03 in South Computing Area)
  • 2 color and 4 black & white printers
  • 2 Bizhub/copiers  for copying - more information on print, scan, copy
  • Microformat digital scanning station
  • 1 Mediascape collaborative workstation for up to 6 people
  • 8 group study rooms, 6 with big screen monitors and computer
    more information on group study rooms

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
  • Read & Write Gold
  • Texmaker
  • Java

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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