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Researcher Support Services 12.16.2018

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The Auraria Library provides and will continue to provide access to over 100,000 videos for teaching, research, and learning. You can search all library videos through Start My Research on the Library home page, limiting the search to Media Only. These streaming videos are available because the Library has purchased single videos, and subscribes to several robust streaming video subscription services including Films on Demand, Academic Videos Online (AVON), DocuSeek2, Counseling and Therapy in Video,, and Kanopy.   

Our contract with Kanopy has been different from those with other suppliers. Under the contract each Kanopy title was free to Auraria campus users until the fourth view at which point Auraria Library automatically leased the title for $150 for one year. In this model Library costs are unpredictable except in one respect: costs have multiplied every year since we first subscribed under this model in 2015. The dramatically escalated cost for Kanopy under this model has become unsustainable.

Therefore beginning January 7th, the Library will have a new per-title leasing model for new Kanopy titles. Under the new model when you find a needed video through the Kanopy collection, that is not not already owned or leased, a short request form will appear for you to fill out and submit.  A collection development librarian will review the request and approved videos will typically be available in two business days.  

This simple change will allow the Library to keep within our budget. Faculty and staff can also contact their collection development librarian directly with any video requests or questions. 

Ask Us Chat

Use this chat box to ask a librarian for research help. We’re available 24/7!


Text us your questions to 303-848-8444. 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).