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Auraria Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Marketing & Communications 01.19.2018

Auraria Library’s renovation has earned the Library LEED Gold certification for sustainability achievement from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). 

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Auraria Library’s renovation included energy efficient lighting, energy efficient windows, and an energy-efficient HVAC system in an effort to achieve gold…

New Bike Racks Are Here

Marketing & Communications 01.11.2018

Please keep telling us your feedback – we’re listening!

Recent Tell Us feedback submissions from students and faculty shared a common theme - a desire for more bike racks right outside the Library. CU Denver Anthropology professor Marty Otañez wrote: “The bike racks are often full when I visit the Library.” In response to your feedback submissions, we added two new additional bike racks in the northeast corner of the Lawrence Street side of the Library. There are now three…

Donald Sutherland Letters Exhibit Showcase

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 12.13.2017

Come check out the Special Collections' Donald Sutherland Letters Exhibit Showcase, located on the first floor of the library near the Lawrence Street Entrance.

Before the publications of Gertrude Stein, UC Boulder Classics Professor Donald Sutherland was a simply another infantryman in the US Army developed in Europe during World War II. Married to a native Frenchwoman, Gilberte de Save, they corresponded in both first and second languages, French and English. …

Finals Stretch

Marketing & Communications 12.06.2017

Extended Hours

Auraria Library’s extended study hours are back!

When: December 4 – December 15

Sunday 7:30am – 8:00pm
Monday – Thursday 7:30am - Midnight
Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 8:00pm

Extra Seating

Discover additional mobile seating with a place to stow your books beneath and an attached work surface to get your studying done! Mobile seating can be found…

Try CultureGrams!

Researcher Support Services 11.20.2017

Use CultureGrams Database to learn societal and cultural details of hundreds of nations through fact-filled reports!

With maps, data, photos and videos local experts document details of each country's customs, traditions, religion, and daily life including such aspects as typical greetings, marriage customs, foods eaten, music and holidays celebrated. Less detailed reports are supplied for the U.S. States and Canadian…

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