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Congratulations! You’re graduating! Your education will make some doors swing wide, and others open a bit. Now, maybe you’re going directly to a job, heading into the job market, thinking about grad school, or considering certifications or training to further improve your career options, or just satisfy your desire to keep learning. Maybe you’re thinking about what you need to do to help forge a terrific life. Check out these post-grad resources below!

Did you know you can still use the Auraria Library, even after you graduate? Your access privileges will change, but you’ll still be able to check out books and use online materials when you’re in the Library.  After graduation, just sign up for your free access at the Library’s Ask Us Desk.  Campus alumni can also register for online access to some (but not all) Library resources, including Sage Journals. Contact your alumni office establish alumni privileges.

The Monthly Featured Resources of May Contributors: Ellen Metter, Sasha Castillo, and Joseph Gosalvez.

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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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    Let's get started with using the library tools!

    Take a quick tour to learn about the research tools on this page.