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Unearthed: Summering in Colorado

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 05.02.2019

We recently stumbled upon and digitized a delightful little tome about traveling our great state called Summering in Colorado. Published in 1878, just two years after Colorado's entry into the Union, this book is a travelogue about various regions in and around Colorado. Summering in Colorado is indicative of books of this ilk that were very popular in the mid to late 19th century. The writer of this particular…

Volunteer this Summer!

Researcher Support Services 05.01.2019

The semester is wrapping up and summer is soon approaching. Summer can be a great time to learn about and give back to your community by volunteering at local organizations and nonprofits. With hundreds of local organizations and over 1.5 million nonprofits, there are many places you can volunteer – libraries, educational institutions, parks districts, zoos, gardens, rescue missions, animal shelters, religious organizations, and more!

Auraria Library Course Reserves

Access and Public Services 04.30.2019

Auraria Library offers a course reserves collection including books, DVDs, educational kits and other items to help students access required materials. These items may be either from the library’s existing collection or provided by the faculty members.

Typically, reserves items are checked out for only 2 hours at a time, but the loan period can be made longer at the discretion of the requesting…

Colorado State Library Backpack Program

Access and Public Services 04.22.2019

You can check out Colorado State Park Passes at Auraria Library!

The Colorado State Library Back Pack Program is a partnership between Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library. Auraria Library is a member of this program offers two park passes to Colorado’s 41 state parks and adventure backpacks contain binoculars, brochures and educational activities. Auraria students, staff, and…

Auraria Library Digital Collections: 500,000 Pages!

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 04.17.2019

The Auraria Library Digital Collections has just surpassed 500,000 pages of digitized content, 509,335 to be precise. This is a tremendous milestone for our digital collections and signifies a critical mass of content that is text- and web-searchable, and, most importantly, free and open to all. Our most voluminous collection is our University of Colorado Denver Theses and Dissertations Collection,…

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