The Auraria Library resumed limited in-person services starting Aug. 17th. For additional information, please visit the Auraria Library Safe Return Plan page.

Close Menu

Copyright law compliance guidelines

  • We cannot accept more than two chapters from any one book (or 10% of the entire book, whichever is less), or more than one article from any one issue of a journal.
  • All photocopies must have complete bibliographic citations typed or legibly printed on the top page or on a cover page preceding the article. Journal articles often have this information already printed on them. If they do not, please add the citation.
  • Bibliographic citations must be included on Reserve Request form. A typed reading list or bibliography with complete citation information will be accepted in lieu of filling out the form.
  • For book chapters, please provide a complete citation for the source or include a photocopy of the title page of the book from which the chapter is copied.

Electronic Reserve must meet the following conditions

  • High quality originals are required for best scanning results.
  • 8.5x11 paper (no books or pamphlets).
  • Paper clipped (No staples, please!)
  • A limit of 15 items will be accepted for placement on E-reserve per course, per semester. If you submit more than 15 items, please prioritize in date needed order. Staff will process first 15 items and then will process the rest of the request based on date needed by order.
  • A limit of 50 pages per item will be enforced.
  • Limits on staff time and scanner capability require us to make this restriction in order to be fair to all faculty requesting items to be scanned for E-reserve.

Ask Us Chat

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


Text us your questions to 720-438-4446. 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.)


  • What Help is Available?
    Please visit our Safe Return page for the latest updates about what services are currently available.

  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the Library, Campus, or three Institutions. This service also loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please visit the Safe Return page for information about when this service will be available.

  • 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. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


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

  • Friendly Man with a checklist

    Let's get started with using the library tools!

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