Thank you for your comment and we appreciate your concerns.
The amount of non-University users from the public who come into our library building ebbs and flows during the year and can vary. Because our library was built with State funding, the facility is a public building and the general public are allowed to be in the library. The Health Sciences Library is also open to the public as part of the University's mission and the library's role.
As theft is always a risk for any of us on this campus, personal belongings should never be left unattended and we discourage our library users from doing so. Occasionally we have signs up about this and staff will sometimes leave little warning notes on personal belongings to alert users that thieves can be quick to grab anything left unattended.
We are all concerned about safety and so our library leadership team will follow up with campus police about this topic to get their assistance and advice. Safety concerns can be taken to campus police because they provide security for the campus, and of course anytime you perceive imminent threat or crimes occuring you should call campus police at 303-724-4444. The University provides crime statistics on the UCD website. This is part of the Clery Act, see http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/department/InstitutionalResearch/Pages/CleryCrimeReport.aspx. Since moving into the library back in 2007 neither library users or staff have suffered from anything grave and the library has had little to no serious incidents.
Our library leadership is always available to speak with you and listen to your concerns.
Head of Access Services
Douglas Stehle firstname.lastname@example.org 303-724-2139
Melissa De Santis email@example.com 303-724-1748