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RESOLVED: Auraria Library login system is down

Discovery and Metadata 10.16.2020

The Auraria Library login system is currently down.  We are working to resolve this as soon as possible.  If you have VPN access through your institution, you can use you that to bypass the login screen.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Open Access: The Best Way Forward for Equity and Inclusion in Research

Researcher Support Services 10.15.2020

An analysis of master’s theses by Auraria Library revealed it would cost on average more than $2,000 to access resources to write a masters’ thesis if authors didn’t have access to Auraria Library’s resources.

In short, writing scholarly research is expensive. That’s where Auraria Library and Open Access come in.

What Is Open Access? 

Open Access (OA) refers to scholarly research that is online and freely accessible. Without access to a library,…

Auraria Library statement against library vendors developing surveillance software

Collections Strategies 10.08.2020

We at Auraria Library stand strongly against the direct or indirect development

He’s Back! More research materials now available

Access and Public Services 10.05.2020

Did you know you have access to research materials from libraries 

Auraria Library Safe Return: Phase II

Auraria Library 09.30.2020

Grab-to-Go will be available starting August 17th, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer safe access to library materials through a process similar to curbside pickup services.  

Auraria Campus students, faculty, and staff can browse, reserve, and schedule a time for picking up their items online, then pick up their items at a Grab-to-Go station at the Lawrence St. entrance of the library. 

Following guidelines from the Colorado Department of…

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  • 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.

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

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