Auraria Library 10.15.2016
The mulit-phased renovation of the Auraria Library is transforming the very idea of the term “library”. Renovations are creating a physical and intellectual space specifically designed to support:
- teaching and learning excellence - research and creative work excellence
- community engagement and workforce preparation
- exploration of a rich, diverse information environment
The 2015-2016 phase of renovation is the Innovating Dreams phase.…
Marketing & Communications 10.03.2016
As part of the Library renovation, the Library is installing energy efficient lighting, energy efficient windows, and an energy-efficient HVAC system to achieve LEED GOLD certification.
What is LEED GOLD certification?
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn…
Digital Collections 09.01.2016
The Bill Trimble Collection is now live and accessible via the Auraria Library Digital Collections. The Bill Trimble Collection is composed of several hundred digitized slides of Auraria neighborhood structures prior to their demolition in the early 1970s. The collection's namesake was a longtime employee of AHEC and was tasked with performing a pre-demolition survey to create a permanent record of the…
Karen Sobel 09.01.2016
In March 2016, Denver architect Finn Jorgensen pursued his dream of moving to South America to continue his work. He generously gifted his large personal collection of architecture books to the Auraria Library. As part of his work, Jorgensen had traveled the world, seeking out inspiration in buildings around the world, and replicating them in the United States using environmentally sensitive techniques. He collected hundreds of books as he traveled, including beautifully illustrated,…
Marketing & Communications 08.19.2016
We are pleased to introduce the inaugural issue of the Auraria Library Newsletter. It’s a great way to discover all that Auraria Library has to offer. The first issue features information about many of Auraria Library’s services, resources, and spaces as well as the renovation. New editions will be posted on the Library website at least once each semester.