Library News

African Americans in Colorado and the West Exhibit Showcase

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 02.15.2018

What: African Americans in Colorado and the West
Where: Lawrence Street Way exhibit cases
Why: African American History Month
When: February 1 – February 28, 2018

African Americans have always been a part of the fabric of American life.

The challenges they faced have long been present – but until the past half-century or so – most histories ignored people of color, indigenous peoples,…

New Digital Collection: UCD School of Public Affairs Capstones

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 02.13.2018

The University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Collection contains capstones and terminal graduate works created by SPA students. The collection is nascent and small, but we expect to be adding more each semester, and are exploring the possibility of digitizing and promoting capstones from years past.

From Wendy Boylard, facilitator of the…

Welcome to Denver ALA MidWinter Conference Attendees

Auraria Library 02.08.2018

Auraria Library would like to extend a hearty welcome to all those attending the ALA Denver MidWinter 2018 Conference. Attendees are welcome to stop by campus and visit the recently renovated Auraria Library while they are visiting Denver. Self-guided Library tour guides are available at the Lawrence Street entrance of the building.

The MidWinter Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for those who are passionate about the future of libraries to gather each year. The American…

Find Colorado History Through News

Researcher Support Services 02.05.2018

The Library is pleased to offer the online Denver Post Historical Archive. When complete (soon!) the paper will be searchable from the year of its inception, 1894, through 1989.  Meanwhile, any missing years can be accessed on microfilm in the Auraria Library. More recent articles are available through…

Auraria Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Marketing & Communications 01.19.2018

Auraria Library’s renovation has earned the Library LEED Gold certification for sustainability achievement from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). 

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Auraria Library’s renovation included energy efficient lighting, energy efficient windows, and an energy-efficient HVAC system in an effort to achieve gold…