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Computer Access

  • In order to access computers in the Auraria Library, users must have a valid Auraria Campus ID (includes student or faculty/staff IDs from any of the three institutions) or a valid State of Colorado Driver License or State of Colorado Identification Card.
  • Students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the Auraria Campus have access to library computers identified for public use.
  • Computer passes are available to students and faculty from other Colorado colleges and universities and patrons who have received sponsorship from an Auraria Library faculty or staff member (e.g. visiting librarian/directors). These passes may be used for up to four days on any library computer in the public areas of the first and second floors. There are no special computer access privileges for Alumni.
  • If a CU Denver, MSU Denver, or CCD faculty member demonstrates that they have emeritus status (such as a letter from the academic department and a Colorado ID), we consider that an on-going relationship with an institution and that person has library computer privileges.


Computer Use

  • Use computers only for lawful purposes.
  • Viewing or displaying sexually explicit material of any type is not allowed on any library computer. Anyone engaged in this activity will be asked to leave the library and could be banned from using the library in the future.
  • Observe the established computer time limits.
  • Respect the configuration of computer equipment at the library.
  • Use of an ID which does not belong to the user may result in banning from the library.

Ask Us Chat

Use this chat box to ask a librarian for research help. We’re available 24/7! (Holidays excluded.)


Text us your questions to 720-438-4446. We’ll answer from 9 am to 6 pm during the week and reply to after hours questions the next morning. (Your provider rates will apply.)


  • What Help is Available?
    Please visit our Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates 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 Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates for information about when this service will be available.

  • Research Consultations
    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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