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Discover New Materials - January Highlights

Auraria Library 01.21.2019

Let's celebrate the Lunar New Year and learn more about the History of Asia with this month's Discover New picks!

Want to discover more? Please visit and bookmark the New Materials List. New resources are added to the list monthly.



Proquest resources unavailable Saturday January 19 - Sunday January 20th

Technical Services Division 01.11.2019

Proquest will be doing maintenance of their products beginning January 19th at 8 PM and should conclude January 20th by about 4 AM.  During this time, many Proquest resources will be unavailable.  If you have trouble accessing Proquest resources after this time, please let us know at  Thank you!


ILLiad outage and password reset on January 8th

Collections Strategies 01.04.2019

On January 8th beginning at 12:00 MST ILLiad – the software used for requesting and managing Interlibrary Loan requests – will be upgraded to the latest version.  We expect the service to be unavailable for a few hours that afternoon, but access should be restored by the end of the day. 

Once upgraded, all ILLiad users will be prompted to update their password upon their first log in.  This is because the new ILLiad software is using a stronger encryption…


Technical Services Division 12.20.2018

Congrats to Subscription & Purchasing Manager Molly Rainard for her participation in the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition. Molly pitched Auraria Library’s venture to research and develop interlibrary loan for streaming video, a future product we are calling SILLVR. Streaming video collections are rapidly overtaking…

Important Streaming Video Update

Researcher Support Services 12.16.2018

The Auraria Library provides and will continue to provide access to over 100,000 videos for teaching, research, and learning. You can search all library videos through Start My Research on the Library home page, limiting the search to Media Only. These streaming videos are available because the Library has purchased single videos, and subscribes…

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