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Access and Public Services 04.22.2019

Colorado State Library Backpack Program

You can check out Colorado State Park Passes at Auraria Library!

The Colorado State Library Back Pack Program is a partnership between Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library. Auraria Library is a member of this program offers two park passes to Colorado’s 41 state parks and adventure backpacks contain binoculars, brochures and educational activities. Auraria students, staff, and faculty can check out these backpacks and park passes for a week. If you want to learn more about the program or check out a backpack, visit the Ask Us desk.

3 Easy Steps to the State Parks

  • Use the pass to get into the park for FREE
  • Use the backpack to explore a state park and see what you can learn
  • Share a photo with #CheckOutColorado on Twitter or Instagram

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    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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