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This guide will help you find a specific book or books about a topic.

Does Auraria Library own the item?

Though Auraria Library has access to thousands of online and print materials, we do not have everything. However, you may be able to gain access to an item through other sources.

Ebooks at Your Public Library

You can borrow print books from Colorado public libraries through Prospector. Unfortunately, eBooks cannot be borrowed through Prospector. You will have to have a library card from the public library to use their eBooks, but it is easy to get a library card.  Public libraries often have large eBook collections, especially of popular books.  You can access the eBook collections of several metro area public library districts below.

Find Books via Auraria Library

  • Search for a book by author, title, subject or keyword(s) describing your topic.
  • Your results will contain both print books and ebooks.
    • For print books, write down the call number to locate the book in the Library.
    • For ebooks, an oranage "online" icon will appear beside the title. Click on the title to access the full-text.

Note: Though using Skyline can be a quick way to limit a search to print or ebooks, Skyline does not contain a great number of ebooks the Library offers through databases.  For a thorough search of book holdings, use the Start My Research method above.

  • Enter an author's name, a title, subject or keyword(s) describing your topic in the search box.
  • Using the Material Type drop down menu, limit your results to books or ebooks.
  • When the results appear, click on the book title to open the book record.
  • If the book is a print book, write down the call number to locate the book in the Library.
  • If the book is an ebook, click on Connect to resource to access the full-text.

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