The Auraria Library will resume limited in-person services starting Aug. 17th. For additional information, please visit the Auraria Library Safe Return Plan page.

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Auraria Library Safe Return Plan

The Auraria Library has initialized a phased reopening plan to provide additional resources, while prioritizing the health and well-being of our library employees and users. Learn about the phases and essential information in this article!

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Auraria Library Safe Return: Phase II

Auraria Library 07.20.2020

Grab-to-Go will be available starting August 17th, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer safe access to library materials through a process similar to curbside pickup services.  

5 Ways to Fight Racial Injustice and COVID-19 you Probably Haven’t Heard About

Researcher Support Services 07.20.2020

As our nation moves to recognizes and combat racial injustice while also recovering from COVID-19, you might be looking for ways to make a difference in both areas— and you can!

Auraria Library Statement Regarding Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Auraria Library 06.29.2020

The Auraria Library stands in solidarity with the protesters demanding justice for Black lives taken by the police. We recognize that many of our students, faculty, and staff are in pain. 


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  • What Help is Available?
    Please visit our Safe Return page for the latest updates about what services are currently available.

  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the Library, Campus, or three Institutions. This service also loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please visit the Safe Return page for information about when this service will be available.

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    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

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