Materials put on the hold shelf must be picked up within ten (10) days after you receive notification that they are on the hold shelf. After ten days they will be returned to the appropriate Prospector library or to their permanent location in the library.
Borrow, Return, Renew
PRIMARY AFFILIATED BORROWERS: The borrowing policies of the UCD-AMC Health Sciences Library are designed to permit equitable access to the library materials by primary affiliated borrowers. Primary affiliated patrons’ library records are automatically loaded into the library database each week. If you believe you are affiliated with the UCD-AMC Campus in any way and your record is not in our database, please fill out an online application listing the affiliation you have and we will verify your status or contact us by telephone, 303-724-2152.
Secondary Patrons: Library privileges in the form of a free borrowing card may be granted to researchers, patrons from other University of Colorado campuses, or reciprocal institutions. You must fill out a library application, after which eligibility of the type of access will be reviewed by Access/Circulation staff.
Public Patrons : Colorado residents may apply for an HSL borrowing account by presenting a current card from a CLC (Colorado Libraries Collaborate) library. A picture ID and proof of address are also required. CLC applications may take up to five business days to process.
A Colorado resident with no account with another CO library/CLC may purchase a borrowing card for $200.00 per year or $100.00 for a six month card.
View your Account
Once an account and library card is established with HSL, most members have access to their own online IMPULSE account to view a list of item/s checked out, due dates of items, renew materials, fines, the status of holds placed and items ready for pickup. Login with your last name and ID number. More about ID numbers.
Loan periods for most Circulating items - two weeks.
40 items may be borrowed by a patron at one time.
Users must have and present their University ID badge, driver's license or library card
issued by HSL to checkout materials. Desk staff may allow checkout to faculty
and students who are regular customers and/or who can verify their identity
without ID through patron record information such as ID number and month and day of birth.
Books may be renewed up to 10 times or a total of 20 weeks if no holds have been placed upon them. A hold request will honor the current loan period; further renewal is not allowed.
Items checked out via the campus delivery system will have loan periods extended to allow time to send out and return materials.
Journals from the 2nd floor circulate for two weeks to UCD AMC faculty and students.
Loan periods for Reserve items vary, the items are kept behind the Service Desk. These items can all be renewed unless there is someone waiting for them to be returned.
books, videos, and DVDs check out for two hours
audiovisual equipment such as laptops, white erase markers, and headphones check out for 4 hours.
Library copies of reserve items check out overnight after eight PM. They are due two hours after the
Instructors’ personal copies may not be taken from the library unless the instructor has given
specific loan instructions
Non-Circulating items, such as Reference materials from of the 1st floor reference collection
must be used within the library.
Access to items at the service desk for non-affiliated patrons
Items kept behind the customer service desk requested by a nonaffiliated patron who does not have a card, an application for a restricted card can be requested and filled out. This restricted card allows reserve items and audio visual items to be checked out and used within the library. This card does not allow the holder to take any materials out of the library.
Books and other items may be renewed online using your name and University/Library assigned Employee ID number, Student ID number or one of the custom numbers.
You may visit or call the Customer Service Desk at 303-724-2152 to request renewal of your items.
Please renew or return items before their due dates to avoid fines.
Read about our Rapid Retrieval service to request HSL circulating items in IMPULSE to be pulled and held for pickup at our customer service desk. Some HSL items may not be available for request. Items at participating hospital libraries listed in IMPULSE are not available for hold and rapid retrieval at HSL.
Reference books are non-circulating; they and some other materials must be used within the library.
- A book return is in the library on the first floor; pass the security gates and to your right is a slot in west end of the service desk.
- A book return box is outside the library entrance on the west side of the facility.
- An outside book return bin at our PASCAL facility on campus allows for a drive up and return option. That box is checked daily 5 days per week during normal business hours.
Questions about returning materials, call the service desk at 303-724-2152