The Auraria Library is located in downtown Denver, and serves the students, faculty, and staff of three leading urban institutions: University of Colorado Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver; and Community College of Denver.
We strive to create a welcoming environment that fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion and nurtures creativity and learning. We are deeply committed to ensuring equitable access to knowledge and information from diverse perspectives for everyone as we build a shared vision that challenges existing notions of the library and sparks discovery and curiosity about the world around us.
To that end, we are developing our strategic directions that will assist us in articulating how we support our users and define the impact the library has on our community, both in and out of the classroom. You can learn more about our strategic planning process!
Provide Access to Resources:
Share scholarly content and implement user-centered strategies to support marginalized voices, perspectives, and experiences via collections, as well as digitization and preservation efforts
Enrich Teaching and Research:
Empower student growth and academic success via instruction and research support that highlights open and inclusive pedagogies, materials, and scholarship
Engage Our Community:
Determine our impact on users’ academic, professional, and personal library experiences by fostering spaces, resources, and programs that are conducive to teaching and learning
Develop Strong Partnerships and Cultivate Relationships:
Strengthen relationships and leverage resources to better serve our community and ensure fiscal stewardship and responsibility by engaging with our partners and sharing the library story
Expand Organizational Capacity:
Nurture a culture that enables a diverse, skilled, and engaged workforce to thrive in an ever-changing environment by examining our recruitment, retention, and career progression opportunities
We invite you to see what's possible at the Auraria Library!
- Cinthya Ippoliti
Director, Auraria Library
To foster intellectual growth, academic success, and life‐long learning for the students, faculty, and staff of the diverse urban campus of Auraria.
To be the heart of the learning experience.
Intellectual Freedom, Service, Inclusivity, Collaboration and Stewardship.