The Health Sciences Library is committed to providing everyone equal access to library programs, services, and materials. If you require special assistance, advance notice is appreciated as it allows us to meet your needs more efficiently. Please call (303) 724-2111 or 724-2152 for more information.
Handicapped parking is available for a fee in the following lots:
The Health Sciences Library is funded by University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to health sciences programs and personnel. The library’s primary users include students currently enrolled at CU Anschutz, 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 CU Anschutz campus 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
Library Card Eligibility
Access to Online Licensed Content (e-journals, full text databases, etc.)
--CU Anschutz Faculty and Staff paid by the University.
--Students Currently Enrolled in CU Anschutz Heath Sciences Schools.
--Regular CU Anschutz Faculty Paid by Affiliate (National Jewish, VAMC, Denver Health, etc.).
--CU Anschutz Volunteer Faculty of all sorts authorized by School: Clinical, Adjunct/Adjoint, Preceptor,etc.
--Retired CU Anschutz Faculty.
--CU Anschutz Residents paid by the University (on file and payroll with GME/SOM).
--CU Anschutz Fellows and Visiting Scholars
--CU Anschutz Visiting Students verified by CollegeS/School programs.
--University of Colorado Hospital Aurora (UCH) paid staff.
--CU Regents Board Members.
--CU Anschutz Alumni (paid members).
--CU Anschutz Volunteer Staff.
--University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Volunteers.
--Residents paid by other health organizations/hospitals: TCH, Denver Health, etc.
--Other CU Faculty, Staff, and Students: Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs.
--DU students and faculty.
The Health Sciences Library licenses and funds access to online information resources for the non-profit educational, clinical, and research uses of current faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). The use of these resources is governed by license agreements contractually negotiated between the library and publishers/vendors.
The purpose of this document is to educate Health Sciences Library staff about licensing basics and to provide consistent policies and procedures for handling licenses associated with the library’s resources. This policy is not intended to act as a substitute for legal advice. Proper legal advice should be obtained when necessary.
The primary mission of the Health Sciences Library at Anschutz Medical Center is to serve students, faculty, and staff of the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. The library’s collections and resources including facilities are also available to University of Colorado students, faculty, and staff, Colorado health care practitioners, and members of the general public expressing information needs.
Users of the library have a right to expect the following: