Who Are the Health Sciences Library's primary library users?
The Health Sciences Library is funded by the Health Sciences campus of the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to serve Health Sciences and UCH personnel. The library's primary users include students currently enrolled at the Health Sciences campus, as well as faculty and staff paid by the Health Sciences campus of UC Denver and paid employees of UCH. Retired health sciences faculty, regular health sciences faculty paid by affiliates (National Jewish, VAMC, Denver Health, etc.), CU Regents members, and UPI employees are considered primary library users as well. Unpaid volunteers including volunteer, clinical, and preceptor faculty are considered secondary patrons and are not covered by the library's licenses for online/remote access. Secondary patrons receive a free borrowing card and most all on-site services but do not receive remote access to licensed online content such as e-journals.
Although the mission of the library is to support our primary users, the facility is also open to the public and staff provide some services to non-affiliated users on a fee-for-service basis. Please consult the Who Gets What page for information about library services and fees. If you have questions about what category you may fall into and associated library privileges, please consult the library application account page. The Access Librarians will assess your status, get back to you, and explain your options.