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Auraria Library offers course reserves: materials reserved at the request of instructors at the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver

These items are available to all students. Since the reserve materials are limited and equally shared, most items cannot leave the library and have short check out periods. Course reserves are created at the request of each individual professor. Not all classes have course reserves.

You can borrow reserves materials such as textbooks from Ask Us in Auraria Library. Most items check out for 2 hours, although some may be designated for 4 hours, 1-day, or 3-day checkout.

Search Course Reserves

You can Search Course Reserves by course number or instructor’s last name.

If you need help searching, go to Ask Us desk in the library, call 303-315-7763, or e-mail

Add Course Reserves

Reserve Requests form for faculty

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.)


  • 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.

  • 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.

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