Auraria Library 12.18.2020
The Auraria Library is initiating a phased reopening plan to provide additional resources, while prioritizing the health and well-being of our library employees and users. Library leaders will continuously assess safety during each phase and will announce the next phase once certain conditions are met. Phases are subject to change based on Auraria Campus policies and the evolving impacts of COVID-19.
Phase II: Aug 17, 2020 – Present
- Winter Break: The library building, Grab-to-Go, and Library Cafe will be closed from Dec. 21, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2021.
- The library book drop will be open 24/7, starting Dec. 21, 2020.
- The library’s physical services will return to normal hours starting Jan. 18, 2021.
- Winter Break: AskUs chat and research consultations services will be closed on Dec. 24, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021.
- Much of the library’s scholarly research materials such as eBooks, articles, and streaming videos are available online, 24/7, via the “Start My Research” search feature.
- The library’s virtual services will return to normal hours starting Jan. 4, 2021.
Additional phases and information forthcoming.
How can I access online resources?
All students, faculty, and staff of the Auraria Campus can access resources such as eBooks, articles, and streaming videos online using their institutional login credentials. For help accessing library resources, please visit our Off-Campus Access & Help page. If you encounter a problem using online Library materials submit a Report a Problem form.
We also offer these helpful resources, among many others:
- 24/7 live chat on our Ask Us page.
- Members of the campus community can schedule a one-on-one research consultation via phone or Zoom video conferencing software.
- Library staff are available for research questions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Requests for online articles and eBook chapters from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan will be fulfilled.
- Find resources from across Colorado.
Can I use the Innovation Garage and Digital Media Studio?
Our creative technology team is standing by via email to provide basic media support, limited to navigating software interfaces. The team strives to provide the best available assistance with questions about PowerPoint, iMovie, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, and After Effects software.
Please direct questions to email@example.com. The creative technology team will respond in less than 48 hours.
Are high school groups still able to visit?
Auraria Library has been happy to partner with high school groups in the past. Due to the spread of COVID-19, however, we are limiting access to our facility to the students, faculty, and staff of the Auraria Campus. Additionally, we cannot provide off-campus access to our online resources to users not affiliated with the campus. We recommend that IB Program Coordinators or other high school teachers and librarians reach out to Denver Public Library to learn more about their collections of resources that are available electronically.
We apologize for this inconvenience and hope we can welcome you back to our library once it is safe to do so.
How can I stay updated?
As the Auraria Library moves through the different phases of this reopening plan and prioritizes safety, information will be updated in this article and shared on our social media: @AurariaLibrary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Users can also check the All Hours section and real-time status of the library on our website.
Please refer to your respective institution’s COVID-19 webpage for more info about their safe return to campus plans: