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Education and Outreach Services 12.16.2020

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Ensure your students achieve the most from their research by collaborating with the Library Instruction Team.

The planning process and scheduling for Spring Semester 2021 library instruction has begun. Navigating information and conducting library research can be an intimidating process for students. This is even more the case during the stress of a global pandemic. While the comfort of a library building may be out of reach, the resources and staff are not. Ensure that your students achieve the most from their research by collaborating with the Library Instruction Team.

You will find formats for library instruction are varied and flexible. See the different types of instruction and services we can offer and schedule instruction at

Our online services include:

  • D2L modules or pages (content and activities) you can copy on conducting library research.
  • Short streaming videos explaining research concepts.
  • Tutorials and asynchronous interactive tours.
  • Synchronous research focused discussion sessions with your class via Zoom.

Questions? Visit the instruction page.

Ask Us Chat

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


Text us your questions to 720-438-4446. 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.)


  • What Help is Available?
    Please visit our Safe Return page for the latest updates about what services are currently available.

  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the Library, Campus, or three Institutions. This service also loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please visit the Safe Return page for information about when this service will be available.

  • 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. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

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    Let's get started with using the library tools!

    Take a quick tour to learn about the research tools on this page.