The Auraria Library resumed limited in-person services starting Aug. 17th. For additional information, please visit the Auraria Library Safe Return Plan page.

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Auraria Library has been happy to partner with high school groups in the past. Due to the spread of COVID-19, however, we are limiting access to our facility to the students, faculty, and staff of the Auraria Campus. Additionally, we cannot provide off-campus access to our online resources to users not affiliated with the campus. We recommend that IB Program Coordinators or other high school teachers and librarians reach out to Denver Public Library to learn more about their collections of resources that are available electronically.

We apologize for this inconvenience, and hope we can welcome you back to our library once it is safe to do so.

Auraria Library successfully partners with local high schools to develop exceptional learning experiences for students working on research projects. Visiting the library and making use of its resources will help high school students with their current assignments and prepare them for success in later studies.

Sessions at the library can be booked using this online form. While we will make an effort to accommodate specific dates and times, we do appreciate flexibility as we want to ensure adequate space and staff to accommodate your group. Generally speaking, Fridays are the best days to visit.

Once the session has been scheduled, you will be contacted by library personnel to collect the information necessary to create guest accounts for students. These accounts will enable students to: 

  • use library computers
  • access online databases while in the library
  • borrow print materials 

Prior to the visit, we also encourage teachers and students to review the library’s General Use Policy.

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 Safe Return page 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 Safe Return page 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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