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Auraria Library Building Hours


Today's Hours - 7:30am - 7:00pm

Summer 2022 | -

Bookdrop Box Hours

Spring 2022
The 10th St. & Lawrence St. bookdrops are open 24/7.

Digital Media Studio Hours
Spring 2022
By appointment only, please email for availability.
Innovation Garage Hours
Spring 2022
By appointment only, please email for availability.
Special Collections Hours

The Special Collections Reading Room will be closed until further notice. If you have any Special Collections-related research questions, please contact or 303-315-7778 and someone will respond within 48 hours Monday through Friday.
Some materials are also available online in our Digital Collections.

Writing Center Hours

Writing Center is located in room 108

Spring 2022

Mondays & Thursdays, 9am-12pm; Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9am-3pm; Closed on Friday. Summer 2022 Closed. Will return Fall 2022.

Please go to your Institution's writing center page to learn more: CU Denver Writing Center, MSU Denver Writing Center (scroll down to "Procedure During Campus Closure"), CCD Writing Zone in the Excel! Zone.

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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