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Education and Outreach Services 02.05.2019

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Would you like to help build a future with more environmentally friendly homes and communities? Do you enjoy walkable downtown areas? How about natural lighting indoors in winter? If any of these aspects of healthy communities appeal to you, check out the Auraria Library's BuildingGreen database.

BuildingGreen supports students and professionals who want to learn about or build structures and public spaces using sustainable methods and materials. It also focuses on improving public health through pedestrian-, bicycle-, and play-friendly public spaces.

BuildingGreen’s library offers information on green building techniques and materials. It also connects users with networks for professionals who are interested in specific aspects of green building and healthy communities.

Thanks to CCD’s Architectural Technologies faculty for originally bringing BuildingGreen to our attention! It’s now a favorite database of architecture, urban and regional planning, and design students across campus.

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  • 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).

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