Thank you for the comments. The Library also cares about student safety and the safety of everyone in our facility. If you would like to give us more detail about your concern and specific experiences, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime by email or stopping in the library and asking for us at the service desk. We would be glad to listen and speak with you more. It is not overly clear to me from your comments what specific problem and law/rule was being violated by the presence of others in the library.
The Health Sciences Library was built with and is partially operated with funds from the State of Colorado. For those reasons, the facility is open to the public for part of the day, although there are times when we do restrict access and require IDs to enter the building. In the case of unaffiliated public people being outside before the library opens and asking you to let them in, the library agrees it is unfortunate this is occurring and none of us as University members should compromise policy and safety. Those without proper University ID may not be in the building 24/7 and before the library opens. If you are asked by someone to let them in, you need to politely say no and refuse.
The Library has a Conduct policy that addresses appropriate behavior within the building. The library is open to the public, but that does not give anyone the right to come into the building and make others uncomfortable. If you notice something that you feel is inappropriate such as disruptive behavior, illegal activities, or a potential safety issue please alert staff at the desk immediately so that library staff can address the issue. You can also call Campus Police directly at (303) 724-4444. Currently sleeping is not prohibited unless there is noise and snoring coming from the person taking a rest or if there is concern that someone is ok but has been asleep too long and could be passed out.
If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact us directly anytime.
Head of Access Services | email@example.com | 303-724-2139
Melissa De Santis
Deputy Director | firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-724-1748