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Study Spaces

Computer Labs

3 Computer Labs and 1 Research Computing Zone are available within the Library.

Group Study Rooms

Auraria Library has 12 group study rooms that may be reserved by students, faculty, and staff. Reservations can be made up to one month in advance.

North & South Courtyards

Outdoor study spaces with convenient access to Library resources.

Quiet Study

A second floor space for uninterrupted, focused study with a great view of downtown Denver.

Study Alcoves

Nine Study Alcoves are located at the south end of South Courtyard. 

The Reading Room

A traditional quiet space for reviewing items from Special Collections located on the second floor.

Teaching and Learning Spaces


Classrooms for Library instruction on the first floor with layouts conducive to active learning.

Digital Media Studio

A space located on the first floor dedicated to providing technology and multimedia-related tools, training and consultation for scholarly purposes.

Discovery Wall

A large first floor media display resource designed to showcase and disseminate campus-created and academic content.

Knowledge Market

Access to scholarly services including; Auraria Library Research Tutoring, the Writing Center and Open Lab Tutoring located on the first floor.


Access to 3D printing, scanning and digitization tools to support research, teaching, and learning located on the first floor.

Writing Wall

A large scale writing/drawing surface for study and collaboration located on the first floor.

Point of Interest

First Floor Exhibit Showcase

The first floor exhibit showcase is located near Lawrence Street Entrance. The display cases feature monthly rotating exhibits from Auraria Library Special Collections.

King Faculty Room

A faculty-only, well appointed space located on the first floor.

Public Art @ Auraria Library

A public art metaphor for the seed of wisdom that begins to grow in the Library and continues to thrive in to the world.

The Library Café

A first floor space for collaborative study and study breaks that features coffee, food, large tables and booths as well as outdoor terrace seating.

Ask Us Chat

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

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Text us your questions to 303-848-8444. 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.)


  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • 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.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  


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

For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).