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Auraria Library 08.21.2017

Fall 2017 Welcome

The Auraria Library welcomes the students, faculty, and staff of the 3 institutions that we serve, the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver.  The Auraria Library is a space for intellectual discovery, creative pursuits, respectful exchange of ideas, and fruitful collaboration that is devoted to your success. We advocate for intellectual and academic freedom, privacy, confidentiality, rigorous research, diverse perspectives, and open and equitable access to information.

Now more than ever, it is critical that libraries ensure access to credible sources of news, data, and knowledge, and provide expertise, services, collections, tools, and inclusive spaces to help our community members critically assess the information they encounter. Therefore, our Mission, Vision, and Values remain as:

  • Mission - To foster intellectual growth, academic success, and life‐long learning for the students, faculty, and staff of the diverse urban campus of Auraria.
  • Vision - To be the heart of the learning experience.
  • Values - Intellectual Freedom, Service, Inclusivity, Collaboration and Stewardship

The Auraria Library is here to partner with you in your success and looks forward to working with and hearing from you. We wish you a productive fall semester.

-The Faculty and Staff of the Auraria Library

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  • 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).