Services and Fees by Patron Category

Who Gets What?

The Health Sciences Library at the Anschutz Medical Campus is funded by the Health Sciences campus of the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to serve health sciences programs and personnel. The library’s primary users include students currently enrolled at the UC Denver AMC campus, health sciences faculty and staff paid by the University, UCH employees and other types of patrons such as retired health sciences faculty. Please see below for more detail.

Primary users of the library receive all library services at either optimal cost or no cost along with remote/off-campus access to licensed online content (see chart below).

Retired Health Sciences faculty are considered primary users with all library privileges. Registration required along with verification from the library's Access staff of the retired status from one of the AMC campus health science schools.

Although the mission of the library is to support our primary customers, the physical library is open to the public and other affiliated users who do not hold primary patron status. Physical materials and most electronic resources are available in-library to these secondary patrons, affiliated or not. Selected additional library services may be provided to non-primary users on a fee-for-service basis.

See the chart below for more specific information describing library privileges by customer category.

Library Access Levels: Primary and Secondary Patrons
Library Cards and Online Access Eligibility

Customer Categories Library Card Eligibility Access to Online Licensed Content (e-journals, full text databases, etc.)
Primary Patrons

--Health Sciences Faculty and Staff paid by UC Denver AMC.
--Students Currently Enrolled in UC Denver AMC Heath Sciences Schools.
--Regular UCD AMC Health Sciences Faculty Paid by Affiliate (National Jewish, VAMC, Denver Health, etc.). 
--Retired UCD AMC Health Sciences Faculty.
--UCD AMC Residents paid by the University (on file and payroll with GME/SOM).
--UCD AMC Fellows.
--University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) paid staff.
--UPI Employees.
--CU Regents Board Members. 

May check out materials, free borrowing card.

No restrictions. Remote, off-campus and on-site access.Registration may be required* for some products.

Secondary Patrons

--Unpaid Health Sciences Faculty, Volunteer Faculty of all sorts: Clinical, Adjunct/Adjoint, Preceptor, Volunteer Faculty, etc. 
--UC Denver Health Sciences Alumni (paid members).
--UC Denver Health Sciences Volunteer Staff. 
--University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Volunteers.
--Residents paid by other health organizations/hospitals: TCH, Denver Health, etc.
--Non-University Fellows.
--Other CU Faculty, Staff, and Students: Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs.
--CCML Members. 
--DU students and faculty.

May check out materials, free borrowing card. Restrictions: May use on-site only. Remote off-campus access NOT allowed.
All Others Library Card Eligibility Access to Online Licensed Content (e-journals, full text databases, etc.)
Colorado Public, Residents of the State. May purchase borrower card for $400/year or $100/3 months. May check out print materials only. Restrictions: May use on-site onlyRemote off-campus access NOT allowed.

See Also:

Volunteer Clinical/Adjunct Faculty:

These are health care providers not paid by the University whose affiliation with UC Denver AMC health sciences is limited to serving as occasional instructors and lecturers and/or who provide off-campus training for health sciences students. Volunteer Clinical/Adjunct Faculty are not Primary patrons and not eligible for online access.

*Registration may be required

UCD AMC Health Sciences Faculty, Students, Staff and other primary patrons

Your institutional ID is all you need to check out books and other items. Your name and institutional ID number allows you to access databases and online journal articles from off campus.

Your institutional ID (student ID or employee ID) is probably already registered with the library.


Please speak with the Access librarians at 303-724-2145 or 303-724-2139 or by email.

Health Sciences Library | University of Colorado Denver
Mail Stop A003, 12950 E. Montview Blvd., Aurora, CO 80045, USA Tel: 303-724-2152

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