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The Auraria Library is committed to providing all patrons with disabilities access to Library facilities, information resources, services and programs.

The Library works closely with the diversity & inclusion offices for all three institutions on campus on services for students with disabilities. If you have a request not mentioned in the services listed below, please contact us to discuss other options.

Available Services

Assistive Technology Workstations

Auraria Library has six Assistive Technology Workstations with the following software:

  • DRAGON I Speech Recognition Software
  • JAWS | (Job Access With Speech) Screen Reader Software
  • ZoomText | Screen Magnification Software 
  • Read&Write Gold | Reading & Writing Support Software by text help (on all computer workstations in the Library)

The Assistive Technology Workstations are throughout the library:

  • North Computing (3)
  • South Computing (1)
  • West Computing (1)
  • ADA/Assistive Tech Room 210H (Bookable at Book Study Rooms)

Use this map to locate these workstations.

One laptop with DRAGON software is available for checkout at the Ask Us Desk.

Adaptive Technology

  • Video Phone Relay System | communication over video telephones via a sign language interpreter.
  • Intel Reader | reads printed material aloud
  • UbiDuo System | face-to-face communication assistance
  • Topaz | desktop video magnifier

Service Animals

The Auraria Library welcomes service animals as defined by the ADAAA. For additional assistance, please contact us by email, phone (303-315-7763), or in person.

Auraria Library Floor Maps

Use screen reader optimized PDF Map to find where accessibility services are located in the library: Download Accessible PDF Floor Maps

Ask Us Chat

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


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.)


  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    Stop by the Ask Us Desk for help. The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library.

  • 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).

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