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).


You have access through Prospector to 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos, and other materials held in academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. If the item you wanted isn't available in Prospector, place a request for it via Interlibrary loan.

Estimated delivery: 2 to 4 days

How: Search for your item in Prospector. Click the "Request this item" link for each item you would like. Select Auraria Library and enter your name and ID number. You will receive an email when the item is ready for you to pickup at Ask Us in Auraria Library.

Questions? Contact us at or 303-315-7763.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

The Interlibrary Loan service allows Auraria campus students, faculty, and staff to request books, articles and other materials not owned, or not available, at Auraria Library.  The Library taps a nation-wide network to borrow needed items.

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 or 303-315-7713.