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Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our users continue to be our top priorities as we offer limited services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is regularly updated to align with the latest guidance from all Auraria Campus institutions and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

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We Found 1700+ Powerful Plays by Black Playwrights to Inspire Your Research

Researcher Support Services 03.03.2021

This resource contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 Black playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

2020 Library Staff Research Roundup

Auraria Library 03.02.2021

The Auraria Library staff were busy last year publishing and presenting all over the country, and the world! Here is some of the work we’ve done in 2020.

How to See the Rare Gaston Save Collection, Now in the Global Spotlight

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 01.27.2021

Parlez-vous français? (Do you speak French?) If not, you might want to after you learn that the Auraria Library’s Gaston Save Special Collection was featured by a French magazine.

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