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Discover New Materials - March Highlights

Information Technology and Web Services 03.05.2019

Go beyond Black History Month and expand your cultural knowledge 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.

"Instead of textbooks I could have bought..."

Researcher Support Services 02.28.2019

What if no-cost Open Educational Resources were assigned instead of pricey textbooks? What would you have done with the money saved?

As professors consider no-cost textbook alternatives, let them know how you might have used the money saved from textbooks! Share your answer!

Instead of textbooks, I could have bought…


Resource Highlight: BuildingGreen

Education and Outreach Services 02.05.2019

Would you like to help build a future with more environmentally friendly homes and communities? Do you enjoy walkable downtown areas? How about natural lighting indoors in winter? If any of these aspects of healthy communities appeal to you, check out the Auraria Library's BuildingGreen database.

BuildingGreen supports students and professionals who want to learn about or build structures and public spaces using sustainable methods and materials…

Getting Philosophical

Researcher Support Services 01.23.2019

As you consider ideas and questions in life, the thoughts and philosophies of others may enrich your own viewpoints.  See the library’s Philosophy guide for strategies on finding a range of media and reading materials covering an intriguing range of philosophies!

Welcome to the new semester!

Auraria Library 01.21.2019

Here is a list of library services that will help you to get this semester started.

Ask Us

Do you have a question or need help with your research? Auraria Library offers several ways for you to get in touch with us. Check out the Ask Us service page to learn about getting help.

Learning & Study Spaces

We provide many different types of spaces for…

Ask Us Chat

Use this chat box to ask a librarian for research help. We’re available 24/7!


Text us your questions to 303-848-8444. We’ll answer from 9 am to 6 pm during the week and reply to after hours questions the next morning. (Your provider rates will apply.)


  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    Stop by the Ask Us Desk for help. The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library.

  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • 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.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  


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

For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).

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    Let's get started with using the library tools!

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