Discovery Wall at the Auraria Library
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Did You Know These Resources Exist on Campus?

March 2, 2020

The Auraria Library offers 574,000 print books, 326,000 eBooks, 93,000 online journals, more than 300 databases, and 99,000 streaming videos—way more than Netflix! But did you know the library also has a professionally-lit studio for you to use, let’s say, to take a headshot for your LinkedIn profile? Or that there is a collection of faculty-recommended textbooks you can rent, for free?

All this and more are right at your fingertips on campus. Read on to learn about the Auraria Library’s best-kept secrets.

Auraria Library exterior view with students walking in and out of the entrance.


“Ask Us”: Visit the newly renovated desk, or log on to the Auraria Library’s research portal, to get access to an incredible collection of scholarly materials and one-on-one research tips, all for free.

Prospector and Interlibrary Loan: The Auraria Library can get you just about any research material from libraries nationwide—usually within as little as two-day shipping. Think free Amazon Prime for research.

Reserve Collection: Faculty lend personal copies or ask the library to buy textbooks and other course resources for students—which means less money for you to spend! Because they are high-demand, check-out times are limited and range from two hours to three days based on the item.

Tech and more!

Innovation Garage: The garage has large-format printing, 3D printing, and vinyl sticker cutting available to students at cost; creative technology-focused Macs with staff assistance on hand; and large collaboration tables.

Digital Media Studio: Here you’ll find a bookable studio with professional photography and video equipment for use. Onsite staff are available for support.

Anatomical and Tech Checkouts: Rent a a WiFi hotspot (which provides a steady stream of internet for 12 hours, free of charge), skeleton displays, and other technology.


Discovery Wall: The multi-functional learning and sharing space has a video display wall and arrangeable furniture. Auraria campus faculty AND student groups can reserve it for free for lectures, meetings, presentations, screenings, workshops, and more.

Knowledge Market: Need help? Take advantage of the Writing Lab and Open Lab Tutoring, available across a number of subjects and open to all CU Denver students.

Study Rooms: Don’t forget—these need to be reserved at Ask Us, near the entrance of the library. 

Quiet Study: Located on the second floor of the library, you won’t find a quieter spot on campus!