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

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Need a book, article, or other item that the Auraria Library doesn't own? Find it through Prospector, our partnership with other Colorado libraries, or from another library through interlibrary loan (ILLiad).

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

The Interlibrary Loan service allows Auraria campus students, faculty, and staff to request to borrow books, articles and other materials not owned, or not available, at Auraria Library. The Library taps a nation-wide network to borrow needed items. In most cases, articles and book chapters are delivered electronically to your ILL account. Physical items (print books, DVDs, etc.) will be delivered to Auraria Library’s Ask Us desk for pick up.

Already registered with Auraria Library Interlibrary Loan?  Sign in and place your request here.

First time user?  Create Interlibrary Loan account here.

Estimated delivery of requested materials: Articles - 1 to 2 days. Other loans - 1 to 6 weeks;

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) FAQ

Questions? Contact us at ill@ucdenver.edu or 303-315-7713.

Ask Us Chat

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

Text

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.)

In-Person

  • 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.

Call

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

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