Who Gets What?
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.
|Customer Categories||Library Card Eligibility||Access to Online Licensed Content (e-journals, full text databases, etc.)|
--CU Anschutz Faculty and Staff paid by the University.
|May check out materials, free borrowing card.||
No restrictions. Remote, off campus and on-site access.Registration may be required* for some products.
--CU Anschutz Alumni (paid members).
|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 check out materials with a borrowing card through two options.
Option 1: Free borrowing card with proof of Colorado Libraries Collaborate (CLC) library account.
Option 2: if no account with another Colorado library which participates in CLC, borrowing card may be purchased for $200.00 per year or $100.00 for six month card.
|Restrictions: May use on-site only. Remote off campus access NOT allowed.|
- Interlibrary Loan Services and Fees (Note: ILL defines users by two similar but different categories, Primary and Other)
- Professional Search Services and Fees
Volunteer Clinical/Adjunct/Preceptor Faculty verified by the library as approved by the appropriate School/College are eligible for online access.
CU Anschutz 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.
- You can test this by logging in to the library catalog (opens new browser window).
- If you cannot get in, registering with us is easy.
- If you are a University of Colorado Hospital employee, your Institutional ID for library purposes has an "H" in front of it. Click here for more details on Institutional IDs.
Please speak with the Access librarians at 303-724-2145 or 303-724-2139 or by email.