Status Update: This is Auraria Library’s temporary website. The links below allow you to access most of the Library's resources and services. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work with CU Denver's Office of Information Technology (OIT) to restore the main website as quickly as possible. Follow us on Twitter @aurarialibrary about the main website status update.

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Download Fall 2015 Library Hours Summary [PDF]. Library hours are subject to change.
Fall HoursSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Aug 17 - Nov 229:00am - 5:00pm7:30am - 10:00pm7:30am - 10:00pm7:30am - 10:00pm7:30am - 10:00pm7:30am - 6:00pm9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Request Instruction for your class
    Please use this Instruction Scheduling Form - Temporary to Request Instruction for your class. If you have questions about completing the form, please contact Mary Dodge at or 303-556-3526.

  • Place Materials on Course Reserves
    Please use this Reserve Request Form - Temporary to put your material(s) on Reserves. For any questions regarding reserves, please contact Mozhdeh Saffari at, phone number 303-556-5921, Campus Box 101 or email

  • Faculty Facilities
    The Library has two private spaces available for faculty use: King Faculty Room and Group Study Rooms for consulting with students. Questions, comments, suggestions related to Faculty Facilities? Contact

  • Discovery Wall
    The Auraria Library Discovery Wall is a resource designed to showcase and disseminate campus-created and academic content to the Auraria Community. For more Discovery Wall information or other inquiries, please email

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  • Walk-up help
    Please visit the Ask Us Desk in the main lobby for assistance. Ideally, walk-up help is for quick questions that will likely take 15 minutes or less to answer. Walk up assistance is available Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00.

  • Schedule an appointment
    Appointments must be made 48 hours in advance (Mon-Fri). Librarians are available to meet with you to assist you with research. Ideally, scheduled appontments are for questions that will likely take longer than 15 minutes to answer. Please use this schedule a research consultation form with a Librarian.

For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-556-2639.

For research help, call 303-556-2585, Monday – Friday, 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).
Administrative Services
Name Title Office Phone E-mail
Debra Buck Financial Services Manager 303-556-3522
Dana Echohawk Director, Colorado Collections Connection 303-556-5818
Marical Farner Associate Director for Administrative & Web Services 303-556-3525
Bud Hall Security Guard 303-829-2892
Britt Hoerauf HR and Administrative Assistant 303-556-5624 BRITTANY.HOERAUF@UCDENVER.EDU
Jane Hood Marketing & Communications 303-556-5808 JANE.HOOD@UCDENVER.EDU
Alex Matthews Human Resources Manager 303-556-6021 ALEX.M.MATTHEWS@UCDENVER.EDU
Becky Robinson Facilities Manager 303-556-6111
Mary Somerville University Librarian/Director, Auraria Library 303-556-4587
Archives and Special Collections
Name Title Office Phone E-mail
Rosemary Evetts Special Collections Librarian 303-556-3530
Matthew Mariner Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 303-556-5817 MATTHEW.MARINER@UCDENVER.EDU
Education, Research and Access Services
Name Title Office Phone E-mail
Orlando Archibeque Social Science Collection Development Librarian 303-556-3482
Eric Baker Research and Instruction Librarian 303-556-8192
Jeffrey Beall Scholarly Communications Librarian 303-556-5936
Thomas Beck Collection Development and Research Librarian, Professional Studies 303-556-8371 THOMAS.J.BECK@UCDENVER.EDU
Gayle Bradbeer User Support and Science & Engineering Collection Development Librarian 303-556-2791
Mary K. Dodge Research and Instruction Specialist 303-556-3526
Lorrie Evans Research and Instruction Librarian, Social Science 303-556-6776
Andrea Falcone Education and Outreach Services, Department Head 303-352-3953 ANDREA.FALCONE@UCDENVER.EDU
Ignacio Ferrer-Vinent Science Research & Instruction Librarian 303-556-4919
Douglas Flint Weekend Ask Us Desk Supervisor 303-556-4383
Megan Hartline Access and Public Services, Department Head 303-352-3827 MEGAN.HARTLINE@UCDENVER.EDU
Cynthia Hashert Associate Director of Education, Research, and Access Services 303-556-5256
Katherine Honda Interlibrary Loan Specialist 303-556-4498
Supak Kerdpanthong Ask Us Desk Night Supervisor 303-556-6673
Cynthia Martinez Head of Information Delivery Services (IDS) 303-556-3534
Nikki McCaslin Collection Development, Research, and Instruction Librarian 303-556-3390
Kelly McCusker Social Sciences Librarian 303-556-2073 KELLY.MCCUSKER@UCDENVER.EDU
Ellen Metter Humanities| Anthropology Research Librarian & Collection Development Program Lead 303-556-4516
Mozhdeh Saffari-Parizi Reserves Specialist 303-556-5921
Kevin Seeber Foundational Experiences Librarian 303-556-4298 KEVIN.SEEBER@UCDENVER.EDU
Rick Simons Library Technician 303-556-3551
Karen Sobel Research & Instruction Librarian for Art, Architecture, Music, and Urban Planning 303-352-3640
Shea Swauger Researcher Support Services, Department Head 303-556-4759 SHEA.SWAUGER@UCDENVER.EDU
Patricia Tawnelle Library Technician II 303-556-4761
Diane Turner Research/Instruction Librarian 303-556-2719
Library Information Technology
Name Title Office Phone E-mail
Amanda Burch Learning Spaces Technology Manager 303-352-3627 AMANDA.BURCH@UCDENVER.EDU
Niraj Chaudhary Information Technology, Department Head 303-556-4351
Tuan Nguyen Helpdesk Support Manager 303-556-5655 TUAN.NGUYEN@UCDENVER.EDU
Ryan Turch IT Technician II 303-352-3582 RYAN.TURCH@UCDENVER.EDU
Neena Weng UX Specialist 303-352-3987 NEENA.WENG@UCDENVER.EDU
Technical Services
Name Title Office Phone E-mail
Geraldine Archuleta Library Acquisitions Specialist 303-556-8198
Rick Boeder III Systems Administrator 303-556-4067
Sommer Browning Head of Electronic Access & Discovery Services 303-556-2613 SOMMER.BROWNING@UCDENVER.EDU
Katy DiVittorio Senior Acquisitions Manager, E-Resources 303-556-4513 KATY.DIVITTORIO@UCDENVER.EDU
Vera Gao E-Resources Cataloging Librarian 303-556-5269
Susan Hom Cataloging Specialist 303-556-4514
Alla Kroychik E-Resources Access and Discovery Professional 303-556-2764
Kimberly Medema Senior Acquisitions Manager, Single-Title Purchases 303-556-5897 KIMBERLY.MEDEMA@UCDENVER.EDU
Ellen Nedzel Electronic Resources Acquisitions Specialist 303-556-2438
Jerry Overby Physical Learning Materials Assistant 303-352-3856
Denise Pan Associate Director of Technical Services 303-556-4762
Tracie Seurer E-Resources Access Manager 303-556-4548

News and Announcements

New Writing Center Location In Library Offers Writing Help

Need help with your writing assignments? Now you can get help at the new Writing Center location in the Auraria Library! At this location only, students have the opportunity to work with consultants from any of the three Auraria Campus writing centers. Sessions run from 25 to 50 minutes and can focus on idea development and organization, how to analyze and argue issues, citation formats, proofreading skills, and more. All Auraria Campus students can schedule an appointment for writing help at the Auraria Library location. This new Writing Center location at the Auraria Library is located on the first floor adjacent to the current periodicals.

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