Navigating the Library
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 00:09
Whether you are heading there to escape the weather, need to do research, or want to work on a group project, the Auraria Library is one of the most popular destinations on campus for students and nonstudents alike.
For all those not familiar with navigating the library, or are unfamiliar with the recent renovations, we offer a quick and easy guide.
We begin on the first floor, where as a rule nothing is available for checkout. Recent renovations have facilitated access to the research assistance desk, access to restrooms, and even culminated with the addition of a new café.
Continuing with first floor tips, computer access is available for students and nonstudents, but be conscious that printing cost 10 cents a page, while other buildings offer free printing for students.
There is also a courtyard for outdoor reading during these warm-weather days, and finally the first floor is the designated group study floor. It’s a big no-no to be loud once you head upstairs.
That is unless you utilize the group study rooms available on both floors. Reservations are required, but the easy reservation system available online or through the mounted iPads make it a cinch to have privacy for group studying.
Finally, your greatest library resource is probably the web chat system, Ask a Librarian, where you can IM a librarian in real time 24/7 regarding anything in the library. Keep all of this in mind next time you need to use the library and it might make things a bit smoother.